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TOPIC: ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available!

ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 08 Feb 2017 20:36 #13

  • Todd Gilbertson
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Hi Joshua
Welcome!! I received my kit on Monday and like you amreading what I can. I also need to get the flex shaft. Additionally, I am going to get a throttle body to practice on.
Take Care
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 08 Feb 2017 21:05 #14

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Hi Tracy
I received my kit on Monday. Thank you for that. I need to get a flex shaft and a TB to practice on. I've been reading the info and would like to do the PCV mod. Is there any pics?
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 08 Feb 2017 22:16 #15

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Well Gilb62, you can look thru the Index first. I don't have any certain one to recommend, but we've been talking and doing that mod for years.

The direct way, is: find the PCV valve on your engine, the the crankcase breather hose. Trace the PCV hose from the PCV valve to the man. vacuum source. It's about finding, ID'ing and understanding the function of all parts. This is the key to this mod, being able to look at an engine,identifying the parts, then understand the function of everything.

PCV systems work the same, but there are SO many different engines and configurations. And- most will have the PCV valve mounted to the crankcase, and hose-connected to the manifold vacuum source. A few, will instead have the PCV valve mounted direct to the man. vacuum source, and a hose going to the crankcase outlet hose nipple. (Like my Subie does.)

The key for me is, first find the PCV valve itself. Then I determine the crankcase Breather hose configuration. I then check the hose I.D. sizes to see if they match. Then I can figure out hose routing, hose length and size, and tee and hose size adapters if needed.

So- Locate and ID the components. Verify the function of each. Determine needed parts. Execute.

BTW, today parts stores are usually well-stocked with fuel and heater hoses, hose adapters, tee's,vinyl caps, clamps, etc. etc.

IF you get stuck at any point, take pics, then post here and ask questions.

But pick an appropriate posting Category, and start a new message thread. Like, Ford for Ford's, Foreign Manufactured for Honda, OR one of the Tech type ones for a tech issue, etc. ;)

thanks, Todd! :)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 01 Jul 2019 15:57 #16

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Hi Tracy, are you still selling bits?

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 01 Jul 2019 19:49 #17

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Steve - you stumbled upon a blast from the past, when Ron was off the grid and Tracy stepped in to keep the groove happening in garages around the world.
Now that Ron’s back, he’s who you contact to get a set of bits for yourself. I believe there’s a link on the homepage that will take you where you need to go. I’m sure he’ll take as good care of you as he does his wife’s kale.
Hopefully I’m not premature in welcoming you to the family.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 01 Jul 2019 20:59 #18

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Thanks for the info, I killed the smallest bit while grooven a tiny carburetor.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 01 Jul 2019 22:33 #19

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Yikes! That sucks. I’m sure Ron will work something out for you
How did the groove work on that engine? What machine was it on?

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 02 Jul 2019 12:41 #20

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Steve wrote: Thanks for the info, I killed the smallest bit while grooven a tiny carburetor.


Steve, you have my number, don't you?

As El Hefe, I kinda hold all the keys...

So long as you have been participating in the forums, and following the recommendations, I'll take care of you.

But your first post here was asking about another bit, so it seems as if you just got here. So, you haven't been acting like a member of the Family of Gadgetmen as well as you should.

Think about it. If you want to FLY alone, then there's no one that is around to help you when you need it. You are also denying others of your supreme intellect!

Join the family, or you will get absolutely no support from me.

Sorry to be harsh, but I have to draw the line. Check the number of people visiting the forums. If you're not adding to the value here, then you're only taking.

Like them...

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You will both be glad you did.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 02 Jul 2019 15:03 #21

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Greg- I grooved a 700 watt 63cc 2 cycle predator generator with a medium size bit, seemed like overkill for that carb.
Results- increase in power (maintained rpm under max load) and cleaner exhaust fumes.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 02 Jul 2019 15:35 #22

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what about a longer run time? or was it able to provide max electrical output at lower than max rpm?

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PL Kits (Bits & Training) now available! 03 Jul 2019 17:44 #23

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Not using generator yet to test run time. Under max load it used to drop rpm and die. After the groove gen just keeps on going at max load.

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