It is important that first the car is at operating temp. I am not a pro at this
but for adjusting the carbs, I make sure that turning the jets all the way up
will stop the car. If it doesn't, you don't have a good starting point. Once
is accomplished, turn your jet adjuster nut down the 12 flats you mention, I
myself at that point try to get the carbs synchronized, I lost my unisyn so I
have the vacuum tube headphones off of my 1914 Dictaphone that I use to listen
the hiss. Loosen the linkages between the carbs and adjust the idle on each
carburetor until they both seem to be drawing the same amount of air. Once it is
the same, I then start to fine tune the adjusting nuts. I slightly (1/32) raise
the front carb piston using the tip of a long screwdriver so that my fingers are
not blocking the carb throat. If idle increases in speed then the front carb is
too rich, if it decreases then it is to lean. If it increases for just a second
very slightly then it is correct. Do the same on the rear carb and then re-check
the front carb. I hope this helps, Brad
> The valves will have to wait until Sunday when I see if I can find a valve
> cover gasket locally. I played with the carbs lask night. I knew they were
> set way too rich, and found them to be set all the way up. I backed off
> about 12 flats and played with them a little but will have to work on that
> Sunday too. Can someone tell me the correct procedure for using the flow
> meter and adjusting air flow?
> Also, I tried to check the float settings I understand this will cause a very
> rich mixture if they are incorrect. Well, my floats are plastic and I
> couldn't see any way to adjust them.
> I'm sure I'll have more to ask after Sunday...assuming I get time to do
> anything to it.
> OH YEAH...I seem to remember previous discussions of the new rear spring sets
> putting the car an inch higher? And that some of the listers had tried and
> then removed them? Anyone want to dispose of a set cheap, or reasonable? I
> think I can live with the extra height as when the SO and I are in the car
> together theres a 480lb+ load to deal with.
> R. Houston