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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-09-2002 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tuned the stumble out of my carb , going back to my baseline jetting and down-sizing the squirter. No stumble at all now

THESE ARE NOT FULL-POWER PULLS, but I got a much 'happier' plug read from leaner jets , a nice choclate brown color on the porcelin, with the base ring & threads still being pretty dark. BIG-TIME stumble with this jetting. Richening it up took all the stumble out of it, but now the porcelin is bone white WTF? Too hot a spark plug heat range?

The color on the ground strap was 1/2 way up with the leaner jetting, only about 1/3 the way up with the richer jets. Maybe because I drove it harder, but the motor seemed to run a bit warmer with the richer jetting as well. These plug reads seem bass-akwards, lean = cool, rich = hot, or am I AFU?

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-09-2002 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not enough fuel delivery with the fat jets would be my guess.

(needs more fuel volume, pressure)

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-09-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I didn't even think of that

I've got a 3/8 line from the bottom of the tank all the way to the carb, Holley mechanical pump rated at 110 gph @ 6-8 psi, do you think it needs more than that?

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-09-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you have a guage and an adjustable regulator? Does it actually indicate 6-8 lbs of pressure or is that the rating? If not then you really don't know how much fuel pressure you have do you Todd? Kinda need to know that stuff with a high dollar high HP piece like you have now buddy.

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Alex Denysenko
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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-09-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

ahem, you've got mail

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