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Re: [Spridgets] Carburetor Gasketing

To: Bill L <pythias@pacifier.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Carburetor Gasketing
From: "Robert E. Shlafer" <pilotrob@webtv.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:52:19 GMT

I saw all the responsi you got and decided you needed an answer to your 
original question, supplemented by a "sideways"
answer as well, considering mixture is normally set as part of carb tuning 
process which is normally carried out without the air cleaners installed, thus 
allowing more easy access to the mixture nuts from the side.

For mixture strength check you are looking for a VERY momentary rpm gain before 
it drops off to same or slightly below set idle.
as the air valve is lifted no more than 1/8".

A hand-held analog read-out tach set to the 1,000 rpm scale comes in very handy 
for this check as you can "see" this momentary rise which you might have a 
tendency to miss from an otherwise noisey engine.

You might also review Tom Swift's  SU
Carb basics on YouTube, placing "University
Motors" in the searchbox. Very educational
and enlightening.

Regards! :)

Cap'n. Bob      '60 :{)

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill L
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2008 12:59 PM
To: Robert E. Shlafer
Cc: Spridgets
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Carburetor Gasketing

Hello Robert,

     THANX! that's the cleanest explaination yet... i can USE this....

     someone said.. to the right, clockwise is richer, BUT clockwise
     is to the LEFT ...

     clockwise RICH.. anticlockwise LEAN.. now i need a memnonic!

     maybe .... as time moves forward we get richer and fatter?
          time advances .. clockwise

     we were lean when we were younger?
          looking back anticlockwise?
Best regards,
 Bill                            mailto:pythias@pacifier.com
 '66 Sprite HAN8L49403
      * "I have had too many children," said Mary overbearingly.
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