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#1 RRRos

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 02:30 PM

I have just bought a 95 Rover Mini spi from Japan. A restrictor must be installed because of the regulations and laws in my place.

I tried to bought one from the Internet where there are only one or two types are found. Unfortunately, it is way too small for the mini.

 

Have you installed a restrictor in your minis? Which restrictor would you recommend? I hope no welding is required.

Thanks a lot!!



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 02:35 PM

Why on earth would a restrict or be needed?

 

what is it meant to do? In that you may just be using the wrong word.

 

pressure regulator?

fuel shut off valve?

 

you mean something like this?

https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B07FF1VWPK


Edited by nicklouse, 09 February 2020 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:11 PM

Good question.......It prevents filling in leaded petrol, which is related to the hole size of the fuel nozzle (what I know is 21mm for unleaded petrol fuel nozzle)....Although it hasn't been sold for ages, rule is rule, I have to obey the law and follow the restriction...... >_< 

I can just search "restrictor" on the Internet, please let me know if it is called with another name.

Thank you for reply  :proud:

 

 

Oh....I missed my attachment, here's one for your reference.... that's the one I bought with incorrect size...and YES....that's exactly the one I bought........

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Edited by RRRos, 09 February 2020 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:48 PM

 i cant find anything may have to buy a tank with one if you really need it, my SPi has once my carb mini doesnt. 



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 04:43 PM

My 1993 carb cars both had them in the neck, just a pain in the posterior in my opinion

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:55 AM

I may have the one I took out of my car, I'd be happy to sell it to you.....I'm in the US.

 

PM me an address I can send it to. Mine is held in with three small grub screws and I'm sure it's the correct size.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 06:01 AM

OK, found the pics of the device, now I have to find the thing itself!

 

I found it in the bottom of the fuel tank on my 89 Racing Green, so I believe it's a factory part. My car is a LHD car that came from Belgium or Germany, so I'm guessing it's something required for the continent? Maybe someone can fill me in on that?

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Edited by Magneto, 11 February 2020 - 06:03 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:42 AM

https://www.rallydes...oducts_id=22848

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:55 AM

I'd be surprised if you need one if it wasn't required when the car was made. If you do, check the regulation to see if it's the flap, hole size, or both.

What's the point of the flap - earthing contact?

The link's just a suggestion for something to adapt

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:05 AM

I presume the flap is to stop you just pouring fuel into the top of the neck - you have to get the filler through the hole or you'll get very wet feet.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:09 AM

It was supposed to stop you mis-fuelling your shiney new cat-equipped Mini with nasty dirty leaded petrol (go figure.........).

 

Was fitted from about 1990-91 on with the relaunched Carb Coopers fitted with 2-way cat.

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:24 PM

We haven't had leaded fuel over here (except at the race track where it's triple the price per gallon or more) since the 80's so it's a non-issue for us now. That's why I don't think anyone in the states would have a worry with it not being there, even in the most stringent states like California. 

 

Of course not having leaded fuel here means any time I buy another car from the era before the 90's I have to pull the head and put hardened seats in it, just to make sure it will last.


Edited by Magneto, 11 February 2020 - 05:37 PM.





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