Interesting military oil filter block

(Robert Laughton) #1

I saw this. I assume it was for a Ferrit?

Rob

(David Jauch) #2

That’s expensive. Are these lockwire bolts? Never seen that kind of drilling before. What gasket does one use this time around?

The military version is very interesting altogether.

(Raccoonman) #3

What induction and carburettor system did the MOD use on the six?

(David Jauch) #4

It might be in the article, just a bit vague. You can find some teardowns and details elsewhere, tank forums for sure.

(Rob Reilly) #5

Copied from the Heritage page:

The specification was changed considerably from the car engine. The standard SU carburettors were replaced with a single, large, down-draft Solex carburetter, fitted on top of the inlet manifold. The distributor was screened and waterproofed. The HT leads were also waterproofed and covered with braided metal sleeving and led to military grade standard spark plugs. A revised breather system with flame traps, to protect from an engine fire, was specified by the military.

Unlike the high-performance car engine, the military XK unit was given a lower compression ratio of 7.75:1 so it could run on low grade fuel. The tappets were larger than those used in normal production engines so that they could accommodate a collapsing spring and washer mechanism to ensure positive rotation of the valves, with the aim of making valve seat wear less likely. A military-grade fuel pump, on top of the engine, replaced the original unit.