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Post  hienergy557 on June 27th 2017, 10:23 pm

Gary Blair wrote:
BigRigTech wrote:Well that clears that up. Very Happy I'm on vacation starting Thursday but I won't be home to mess with the car until at least July 4th and I hope to race July 7-9th if I can finish it up. I'll post my findings.

When your pressure drops you will loose flow and pressure at the rear #5 main first. The rear pressure port is best for the accumulator.

If you where to plumb the accumulator to the rear port, #1 main will see pressure/flow drop first!
It's going to be either #1 or #5.
I have mine plumbed in to the front. IF the pump looses pressure the accumulator take over.
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Post  BOSS 429 on June 27th 2017, 10:36 pm

good luck
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Post  D. Sea on June 28th 2017, 8:10 am

My accumulator is plumbed to the back with -8 AN teflon innertube steel braided hose. Works for me.
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Re: oil accumulator question with regards to oil pressure.

Post  BigRigTech on June 28th 2017, 8:57 am

I have my oil pressure gauge sender at the rear of the block, the low pressure sender for my red pro light at the port in the front of of the block and and the accumulator hooked to a sandwich plate adapter at the oil filter mount. I just went by the instructions that came with it from Moroso.
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Post  cool40 on June 28th 2017, 9:14 am

I've never ran one so I missed all this excitement. Laughing
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Re: oil accumulator question with regards to oil pressure.

Post  rmcomprandy on June 28th 2017, 9:39 am

BigRigTech wrote:I have my oil pressure gauge sender at the rear of the block, the low pressure sender for my red pro light at the port in the front of of the block and and the accumulator hooked to a sandwich plate adapter at the oil filter mount. I just went by the instructions that came with it from Moroso.

A sandwich plate will put the location of the accumulator BEFORE the filter even.  Not a good place for it to be; having to push oil through the filter in order to get to the engine.

It should definitely be plumbed directly into the engine oil system AFTER the filter.

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Post  Lem Evans on June 28th 2017, 10:05 am

cool40 wrote:I've never ran one so I missed all this excitement. Laughing

The need for such is generally over stated.

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Post  Lem Evans on June 28th 2017, 10:08 am

How many of you guys have both the pressure gauge and a accumulator at the rear of the engine?

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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on June 28th 2017, 1:06 pm

Since there seems to be a difference of opinion on using front or rear, why not use both? A 10 line from the accumulator to a Y or better yet a parallel Y with 10 going to the front and 8 going to the rear.
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Post  83Capri on June 28th 2017, 10:09 pm

SandHillsHillbilly wrote:Since there seems to be a difference of opinion on using front or rear, why not use both?  A 10 line from the accumulator to a Y or better yet a parallel Y with 10 going to the front and 8 going to the rear.

woah, go easy there. That sounds an awful lot like a compromise to quell the tempers of the masses.
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Post  BigRigTech on June 28th 2017, 10:18 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:
BigRigTech wrote:I have my oil pressure gauge sender at the rear of the block, the low pressure sender for my red pro light at the port in the front of of the block and and the accumulator hooked to a sandwich plate adapter at the oil filter mount. I just went by the instructions that came with it from Moroso.

A sandwich plate will put the location of the accumulator BEFORE the filter even.  Not a good place for it to be; having to push oil through the filter in order to get to the engine.

It should definitely be plumbed directly into the engine oil system AFTER the filter.

OK, now is the time to move the line to the front port and put a T in the rear for the two sending units.
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Post  rmcomprandy on June 28th 2017, 10:53 pm

BigRigTech wrote:

OK, now is the time to move the line to the front port and put a T in the rear for the two sending units.

Or, put the sending units in the front and the accumulator in the rear. I have seen both locations work well.
The front has a bigger hole unless you drill and tap the rear larger.

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Post  BigRigTech on June 29th 2017, 6:44 am

the front is the easier option seeing as the hole is already larger NPT and the hose will reach it. Wink
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Post  D. Sea on June 29th 2017, 8:11 am

Lem Evans wrote:How many of you guys have both the pressure gauge and a accumulator at the rear of the engine?

"Raises hand"
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Post  glenevans on June 29th 2017, 1:25 pm

I'm installing a system soon, was seeing low pressure towards end of strip (deep front sump with baffled pan and screen type windage tray). Kaase pump.

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Post  BigRigTech on July 2nd 2017, 5:13 pm

So I moved the supply hose to the port in front of the block and moved the pro lite sender to the rear with my gauge sender. I primed the system again with the drill and now I see the normal pressure I had before and it pushes the oil into the engine much faster. I filled the accumulator and shut the switch off. I now have the normal amount of oil on the stick again too and that's with 10l still in there. Once I get some fuel tomorrow I'll fire it up to see how it acts without the sandwich plate. Thanks for the help guys.
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Post  BigRigTech on July 4th 2017, 10:03 pm

All is well, I ran the car today and the oil pressure is back to where it was before the accumulator. It also pressurizes the block much quicker now too. I'm getting the front end of the old heap lined up in the morning and weather permitting I'll be racing this weekend for the first time this season. Cool
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