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indianken

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In an exchange about automatic antisumping valves on another Vincent site, I posted the following.

Gentlemen,
I take a different view. It has been my experience that anything automatic that you depend on to work 100% of the time WON'T !! If this valve fails to open just once, you can expect to have major engine damages. And you cannot tell if it's not working till it's too late. That is, unless you check your return oil flow for longer than it takes for the pump to empty the engine sump, if the pressure side is dry..
I have taken another root. I have installed a ball valve in the pump feed line and combined my ignition switch next to it. The handle of the ball valve, in the cutoff position, covers my ignition switch making it imposable for me to start my Vincent with out turning on the oil valve. It's idiot proof, as I ride it all the time.361.gif
Ken Smith

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Comet Rider

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VOC Member
Oil/Ignition control

In an exchange about automatic antisumping valves on another Vincent site, I posted the following.

Gentlemen,
I take a different view. It has been my experience that anything automatic that you depend on to work 100% of the time WON'T !! If this valve fails to open just once, you can expect to have major engine damages. And you cannot tell if it's not working till it's too late. That is, unless you check your return oil flow for longer than it takes for the pump to empty the engine sump, if the pressure side is dry..
I have taken another root. I have installed a ball valve in the pump feed line and combined my ignition switch next to it. The handle of the ball valve, in the cutoff position, covers my ignition switch making it imposable for me to start my Vincent with out turning on the oil valve. It's idiot proof, as I ride it all the time.361.gif
Ken Smith

http://www.vincentownersclub.co.uk/photos/showphoto.php/photo/3431

http://www.vincentownersclub.co.uk/photos/showphoto.php/photo/3432


Hi Ken,
Brian Champman uses a microswitch on the oil tap, which cuts power to the ignition circuit when the oil is off:D
Simplicity in itself

Neil
 

indianken

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Non-VOC Member
oil valve parts

Vincent Brake,

I used a Panel Mount Brass Ball Valve # 4114T23 at,

http://www.mcmaster.com/#ball-valves/=chgq7

And a geriatric ignition switch. I used the Panel Mount ball valve
as it has a collier nut suitable for holding a piece of aluminum plate for mounting the ignition switch. I made my own handle from a piece of scrap alloy to cover the ignition switch when the valve is closed.

Ken Smith
 

indianken

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Non-VOC Member
Bruce,
As the valve I ordered was 3/8" female pipe at both ends (see page at McMaster Carr; valve 4114T23 ). I used 3/8" male pipe TO XXX Hose ID. fittings. That ID escapes me now.
Ken Smith
 

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