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SV Flame trap

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts Wanted' started by fireroad, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. fireroad

    fireroad Platinum Level Sponsor

    Looking for a flame trap in good condition, mine was missing when I bought the car. Thanks!
     
  2. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    I think I have a couple hanging around. PM me your email and I'll take a picture
    or two and send.

    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  3. molly2010

    molly2010 Silver Level Sponsor

     
  4. fireroad

    fireroad Platinum Level Sponsor

    Pm sent!
     
  5. fireroad

    fireroad Platinum Level Sponsor

    The flame trap is the round little can that tubed of the vent pipe on the oil filler cap. A tube comes out the other side to the carbs
     
  6. molly2010

    molly2010 Silver Level Sponsor

    Thank you
     
  7. SDPhil

    SDPhil Silver Level Sponsor

    Since we've got an audience, I've got a question. I've got my flame trap installed, its original. How do I verify if it's working? You can blow through from both sides. Is there supposed to be a check valve in it?
     
  8. fireroad

    fireroad Platinum Level Sponsor

    No check valve, flame traps usually have a metal screen that allows air and gases to pass through but snuffs out any flames (should those gases be on fire). This works because the metal screen draws heat away from the air/fuel mixture as it passes through, thus breaking the fire triangle (heat-fuel-oxygen). Once I get my hands on a trap I can confirm if it uses a screen or other material to draw the heat away.
     
  9. SDPhil

    SDPhil Silver Level Sponsor

    Got it. Thanks!

    Phil

     
  10. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Brian,
    Busy day yesterday so didn't get a chance to take a picture.
    Will do so this morning and get it off to you.
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  11. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

    It’s basically a metal can with an inlet on one side offset from an outlet on the other side, and a metal kitchen scrubby inside.
     
  12. fireroad

    fireroad Platinum Level Sponsor

    Perfect, thanks Steve!
     

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