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Altereds / Re: Weber carbs for a buick v6, hold on
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:06:23 PM »
Should be able to duplicate the float less system that was used years ago. Needles and float removed for unrestricted flow.  Bowls were tapped for fuel outlet line (don't) remember size of fitting but larger than inlet. Located so fuel never gets above normal high mark when using floats. It is now constant flow , use low pressure and high out put alky compatible pump.  As long as pump can supply more volume than what engine can pull through the jets you are golden. The jets and circuits must flow a bit more than double the amount of gas by weight. I have some charts stashed some where . I will look.  This system was used for a while on VW& porsche powered off road race cars to combat float bounce flooding problems .  Also used to use Methanol fuel in Mikuni motorcyle carbs for drag racing. Did not have to delete floats on those. Just used correct jets , needles , and needle jets (emulsion tubes) in order to flow larger volume required. As far as the Mods to the down draft webers info should still be floating around on internet. I think it was called constant flow or floatless system. I can't remember that far back. internet search should come up with this stuff if I can't find it on book shelves.

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Matt Shaff's Engine Shop / Re: Cause of fretting on main caps?
« on: February 17, 2020, 08:03:05 AM »
Spot on by duster Dave. Tune up allowed Detonation,too much timing and or not enough fuel. Even a little will fret the caps. If you have to run that close to detonation , try to find an old can of dutch boy white lead. Used to be sitting next to lathe for dead center work.  Put a small amount on mating surface then torque as usual. Takes just a small amount. I believe Gene Adams now uses a very pure form of lanolin as it is easier to find. The lube that is sold for use with thread go, no-go gauges is lab grade lanolin. See MSC catalog .

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Electronics / Re: Mechanical overspeed protection
« on: February 08, 2020, 01:49:30 PM »
Still have an old cable drive rpm limiter that went with my Jones tach and Magneto. They cam in two rpm ranges.  See them on ebay now and then . Can be very pricey . Worked well for vintage tech.

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Jon's Wheel House / Re: M+h Tires
« on: August 29, 2019, 05:13:12 AM »
I got one set of 10" non beadlocks and the others are 10 1/4" wide single beadlocks.  Not Ideal but might work with slightly lower pressures . These tires sound like what I am looking for.  7.0 Pro and a little quicker. Thanks.

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Jon's Wheel House / Re: M+h Tires
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:49:26 AM »
What rim size is required for these tires?

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Wanted to sell / Re: INTERCOMP 0-15 TIRE GAUGE 4 INCH LIKE NEW
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:00:20 PM »
Email me and address to send check to   .    my email is     opalmanta@comcast.net  or text me  9 1 6  80  2  58 4  7

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Wanted to sell / Re: FTI pg valve body
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:53:53 AM »
What type of device is used to prevent aplication of transbrake  further down trake causing lockup of tires or other breakage?

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Tuning Help
« on: August 12, 2017, 12:27:44 PM »
Just like people they are all a little different.  Most of the ones I have had this work on were conventional standard open top and bottom . Tried it on a delta bottom blower with minimal success . Ended up adding extra nozzles.  Only way to know is to experiment.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: Tuning Help
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:15:32 AM »
If the blower is fully open on bottom, and the other cyls on that bank are way safe heat wise. Then check to be sure the nozzle bodies are aimed straight down into the blower. If this is the case then a valid test could be done by twisting all nozzle bodies on one side to aim toward the week cyl. , maybe start at around 20*.  There is a variation on this that I have also use in the past with success and that is to progressively twist the nozzle bodies toward offending cyl.  For example on the right bank to get more fuel to #2  , twist #4 nozzle 30* toward #2 , then #6 nozzle 20* snf #8  turn it 15*  . Nice thing about this is there is no change in nozzle area to compensate for , no purchasing nozzle jets you don't have or modifying any hard parts. Can be done at the track for back to back testing.  I have done this to numerous cars with success. The last one Greg Means, I made the suggestion , he tried it , it worked.  The nozzle holders don' have to face down, it is not a rule written in stone. I have even seen some pilgrims try aiming them at the top of the hat in order to alter the destination of the fuel.

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Altereds / Re: used altered
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:36:54 PM »
That Mr. Boston altered looks a bit like the one I have seen run out here in Sacramento (Bad News)

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Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / Re: PG transbrake release
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:18:41 PM »
Some people use anodized aluminum valves in cast iron valve bodies and the expansion rate difference between the two different metals can cause stiction (technical redneck term) . The fluid pressure and assist spring is usually enough to push the valve when solenoid releases hold pressure but valve can be slower to release.  Usually not  a solenoid problem, that shows up as a transbrake apply problem not release.

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Spud Miller's Cave / Re: stainless tubing for injector lines
« on: April 30, 2017, 07:45:53 AM »
So far I have found some 304 3/16" tubing with .020" and .028" wall thickness in 6' lengths that is seamless and annealed from Mc MasterCarr and also MSC supply. I will compare pricing and shipping. I need to be sure I still have a 37* flaring tool as I haven't used it in awhile.

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Spud Miller's Cave / stainless tubing for injector lines
« on: April 28, 2017, 09:17:56 PM »
What wall thickness should be used for making my injector lines? I was going to order some long lengths of seamless tubing and saw that it is available in several wall thicknesses but wasn't sure which one would be best for this application.

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Front Engine Dragsters / Re: Where to Start
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:43:29 AM »
Northern CA chassis builder Davey Uyehara has a shop in Yuba city. He has been building and racing Front Eng Dragsters since the sixties. My car was built by him.  200" with blown alky BBC tor the 7.0pro class. He can build new style or old.

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Drag Racing / Re: Wilwood 7/8" master question
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:52:03 AM »
If you can , run as much of your brake line using solid line not flex.  Gives better feel and usually lessens required travel.

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