Del's Fuel System

Discussion in 'Tech Forum' started by parrotwhisperer, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. parrotwhisperer

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    Yesterday Jim O posted a video on Facebook where he mentioned changes made to Del's fuel system that had contributed greatly to their recent performance gains. During testing at Indy they made the same changes to their other cars with good results. He said Dell and Don Jackson had come up with a valve that eliminated three other components and saved 9-10 pounds. The new "All Valve" makes for a much more simplified fuel system. The new system "gets fuel in the way we want it" and is easier to tune and obviously runs like stink. Does anyone know any facts about this new system?
     
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  2. flapjack

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    Well, if they got Don Jackson involved, I suspect one of the things that was rolled into the "super valve" is the BDK valve. There are a few other valves described here:

    http://www.competitionplus.com/feat...o-university-course-4-fuel-management-systems

    perhaps one of more of these also went into it. Don Jackson's number is (714) 241-1232 and you might be able to get details if you call him. Unfortunately no website for his company.
     
  3. flapjack

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    I just asked on Kalitta's Facebook page. Let's see if they shed some light on this or if they tell me "if we tell you, we'll have to kill you."
     
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    Steve, do you have a link to the video? I can't find it on his page.
     
  5. parrotwhisperer

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    Check Rob Flynn's page. Rob posted it August 29. I just checked it and it is still there. The image you see is Jim and he talks for several minutes about testing. Sorry I am not sure how to link to a FB post.
     
  6. flapjack

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    No answer. Guess it's still top secret.
     
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    I still can't find the video. =/
     
  8. parrotwhisperer

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    Donnie Bender is headed to California to spend time with Don Jackson on this valve/system. He will be kinda sorta a field rep for the "all valve". At least that is the way I understand it. Anyway, maybe we can learn more when he gets back east which is supposed to be about a week. Santos put this system on his car and it hauled butt!
     
  9. parrotwhisperer

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    Go to FB and search Rob Flynn posts. Scroll down to August 29 posts. There you will see a beautiful picture of Jim O. Click it and as if by magic the video will appear.
     
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    I've looked, it's not there. I've checked both his personal acct and his FB page, nether show anything for that date. Which one is it on? If it's his personal acct then it has to be set to public for me to see.
     
  11. parrotwhisperer

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    Rob Flynn shared Kalitta Motorsports's live video.
    August 30 at 7:15pm ┬ĚTry this. It is there as of 6:40 PM Eastern Sep 20, 2016. I cannot explain how it moved from the 29th to the 30th. I have no idea how FB dates posts. It was the 29th when I gave directions before. If it is not there for you I am sorry. I will never mention a post on FB again!
     
  12. flapjack

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    Maybe Alan can shed some light on this, he has a lot of knowledge as to what the teams are up to. Unless of course he is also sworn to secrecy. I am tempted to call Don Jackson, but I get the feeling that would not be cool.
     
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    That link worked, thank you! I'm guessing the different dates are because of the time it was posted on the Kalitta page and the date Rob shared it. Since I'm not friends with him I couldn't see the link he shared to the Kalitta page.
     
  14. flapjack

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    Or maybe Virgil can clue us in?
     

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