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R&J MOTORSPORTS
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posted 03-04-2002 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for R&J MOTORSPORTS   Click Here to Email R&J MOTORSPORTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have developed a back fire condition. 289 SS motor w/autolite 1.12 carb. I have rebuilt the carb. The motor runs up through the RPM's ok, but when let off the throttle, one quick back fire developes. Any ideas,thanx, Joe

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Joe Strunk
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1965 PRO-Street Fairlane
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-05-2002 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the exhaust would mean excessive rich, like float levels too high or leaking needle&seats {did you remember the gaskets under the seats?}. From the intake would indicate excessive lean, like a vacuum leak.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2002 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stop trying to use nitro.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-05-2002 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Stop trying to use nitro.


ahem... you speak from experience?

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2002 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator/ non 65-66 Mustang owner sensitivity co-ordinator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
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Part time secret agent license #0089
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70 Pony
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posted 03-05-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had de-celeration backfires that drove me crazy...changed everything....then saw that with the Edelbrock Perf RPM intake , there was a vacuum port on the last runner on the passenger side.
I was using this for my Power Brakes (I THINK)...seems the vacuum was pulling air out of the port on deceleration, and I had what sounded like gunshots going off. Plugged the port, replumbed the vacuum lines...problem solved....
But check what Steve L said first...carburetion....and one thing I noticed (but I'm no mechanic)...if I advanced my timing a little the back firing would lessen but not completely go away.

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R&J MOTORSPORTS
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posted 03-07-2002 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for R&J MOTORSPORTS   Click Here to Email R&J MOTORSPORTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I Found the problem. # 8 cylinder pushed the gasket out and I lost 1/2 of it. I guess the bolts backed out. I will have to check them more often. Alex, I took the car out to an 1/8 mile track (without Nitro) geeting ready for Orlando points meet (NHRA) the car went 7.11 and 7.07 at 94.63 mph. with 1.520 60'. This is the best I have ever gone. Looking foward to this weekend, should be good experience for me.

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Joe Strunk
NHRA SS/MA 2890
1964 SS/MA Comet
1965 PRO-Street Fairlane
1966 Fairlane Conv.

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