[Healeys] Non Healey Question...Blower Bentley

Curtis Arndt cnaarndt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 19:07:43 MST 2017

British version of a "Flux Capacitor" ;-)

On Feb 19, 2017 6:36 PM, <michael.salter at gmail.com> wrote:

"To protect the blower from backfires? Just a WAG"
Sounds reasonable...BUT... I wouldn't be too happy about an air/fuel
mixture blowing out there, particularly with an uninsulated spark plug wire
next to it..... YIKES!!!
There isn't even a spark gauze.
What would Health and Safety have to say about that.
Michael S

From: Roland Wilhelmy
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Non Healey Question...Blower Bentley
To: Michael Salter

To protect the blower from backfires? Just a WAG


Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

*From: *
Michael Salter

*Sent: *
Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:36 PM

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healeys at autox.team.net

*Subject: *
[Healeys] Non Healey Question...Blower Bentley

​I was at the Ellerslie Intermarque Concours ​in Auckland last weekend and
had the opportunity to take a close look at a "1931 Blower Bentley".

There is a part of the engine that I cannot figure out and was wondering if
anyone on the list who can shed some light on this.

[image: Inline image 1]

Where the carburetors would be mounted on a non supercharged engine there
are these very complicated devices.

[image: Inline image 2]

I would guess that they are some sort of relief valve but, as the carbs are
on the blower inlet I don't think that is very likely.

Anyone know?

Michael S

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