Catch Can Kits are intended for the use of fishermen. They come in a wide variety of makes and models. The basic units come complete with a gas conversion unit, the can, and a crankcase. They are lightweight, economical, and easily assembled or disassembled for use. The instructions that come with most kits are easy to understand and follow, even for those who are not familiar with working with gas or diesel.
Catch can kits – The instructions that come with most kits are easy to understand and follow
The can is the heart of the kit. It is the large enclosed container that holds the fuel and liquid mixture that are fueled in the form of an oil, gasoline, or diesel fuel. Most of these have a ball valve at the top, with an adjustable flap that allows for fuel to flow from the can through the clamp at the bottom. Once this fluid reaches the crankcase where the actual fuel burning begins, it is ignited by an igniter, similar to the spark plugs on automobiles.
The crankcase, or “dumper plate,” is what actually compresses the fuel into the can. There are many styles available, including those with separate flaps for each side of the can; those with a solid top (which prevents the car from leaking liquid fuel into the air when it is opened); and those with a soft top (which allows the can to leak fuel into the air while the crankcase is closed). Some manufacturers will provide both the can and the crankcase together, but most will include only the crankcase. You may also order a custom catch can; this type is made to your specifications and based on the type of engine that you have. There are some catches available that are designed for deep frying food, like deep fryers. You can find these types of car kits online as well, as most hobby stores carry them.