Carb problem - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: woodbine, NJ
Posts: 14
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Carb problem

We have an aluminum big block modified engine in our truck when we race on flat ground she has no problem but at the races on the beach she had problems after a jump, we leaned out the jets and lowered the floats but still had problems she was back firing? Do you think this is carb related or timing? The first time it happend she back fired and was spitting out fire and the engine quit and wouldn't restart un til the next morning, we took out a spark plug and then she started up again??? if this makes any sense to anyone let me know....thanks Mrs. Greenhead

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2008, 01:29 PM
F&J F&J is offline
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 32 Ford cabriolet conversion/windshield
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Connecticut
Age: 62
Posts: 1,571
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sounds like fuel slosh flooding it out...except for the spitting fire part, but that may be due to cammed up??

Can you search around on the monster truck sites to see how they handle fuel slosh? Once in a rare while, you will see a monster go all flooded after a nasty jump...but I don't know if those are carbs or injected??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Jmark's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: phoenix
Age: 61
Posts: 4,808
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
It is most likely fuel caused. Making jumps or for us regular off roaders, a good jolt or a tough hill can cause flooding and stalling. That is why most have now switched to some sort of injection.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:18 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: woodbine, NJ
Posts: 14
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Carb Problem

Thanks guys, I am going to check into the monster trucks I do think they are injected though..my hubby doesn't want to go the blower route because he sometimes switches the engines into modified dirt car. I am going to try to get the video up so you guys can see when she over loads it only after a jump in he race. We also have a strange suspension system all four wheels are independant swing arms...with hummer gear boxes that part(the suspension) works great but could that be causing part of the carb problem? My husband has been building this truck for 3 years now and he took apart the old truck so he would finally get this one done so I want to get him some help he is really bummed...but thanks for your input.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holley (ProForm) Carb Problem leejoy Engine 30 04-01-2011 11:36 AM
Odd Carb Problem... TurboS10 Engine 11 06-22-2007 05:15 PM
1972 Cutlass Carb problem goodnight144 Engine 2 12-02-2006 05:54 PM
carb problem... oakland_raiders Engine 4 01-07-2003 07:20 PM
carb problem 65galaxie500 Engine 2 10-22-2002 03:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.