After I posted my response, I thought about just the same thing - that there
is a "joining" of the two carburetors at the inlet manifold on my TR6. So,
I am still doing the test correctly, in my mind. I think the key here is
identical adjustment on each carburetor.
As far as testing each exhaust pipe: I was initially thinking of was a
friend's Jag E-type with multiple carburetors. Each of his carbs suck
directly into three cylinders. And then his cylinders exhaust into two
exhaust pipes. My second scenario of testing each exhaust pipe individually
works for him.
1976 TR6 CF52678U
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of Peter Zaborski
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 12:07 PM
To: 'TR6 List'
Subject: RE: Gastester
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 11:53 AM
> I have what I think is the same unit form JCWhitney and love
> it! I too wish it did an HC test. There is no way to know the
> two carbs are set in tandem other than having the needles
> start at the same preset location, that the carbs are sync'ed
> and then to check the plugs later that they look the same.
> I guess you could use colortune to see if they are both the
> same color.
Thanks, this is sort of what I thought.
BTW, in response to Eric Conrad's reply to this question, according to Roger
Bolick (I think he's the one), the exhaust manifold also allows mixing the
two exhaust streams, not just in the muffler. I haven't verified it but he
stated some time ago that the manifold had a port joining the two streams
(front and rear carbs). FWIW.
--- Peter Zaborski CF58310UO ---