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Re: [Spridgets] SU question for racer types...

To: Lester <oldsaabguy@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] SU question for racer types...
From: Peter Caldwell <peter@nosimport.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 08:25:04 -0600
Remove the damper, bells, pistons. Turn on the fuel pump.
  Fuel should be about an 1/8" below the jet tube top, and stay there.
  Engine not  running, of course. Adjust the floats, if necessary, to 
achieve that height with the jets set at 12 flats down from even with 
the bridge.

Probably not your issue, however, just offering the set point.

Be sure the oft-overlooked fast idle screws are off the fast idle cams.

Peter C
At 07:51 PM 11/14/2010, Lester wrote:
>Ok, so I have found another interesting mod (I think)..  I could not get the
>car to idle less than 3000 revs.  So I started with the basics, swapped out
>the dampers and put some oil in.  Not much change.  Took the carbs off as
>there were some little things bothering me, and found that the floats did not
>activate the needle until it was full up.  This give so much fuel that it is
>constantly flowing into the carb around the jet even with no throttle.  The
>only way to correct this was to make a spacer to move the seat down.  This
>worked sort of.  I can now get the car to idle around 1500 revs BUT when I
>give it the gas I can tell that not enough fuel is flowing.  The floats are
>made of plastic and only have a stop for the amount of droop  UNLESS something
>has been removed from them.
>Any ideas folks?

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