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01-30-2015 01:48 PM first pass
try this again
I got out yesterday, really happy with this thing.
Instant throttle response, not hick-ups, no backfires.
Was looking at this pic the other-day, I believe it's my first pass.
Not too impressive- high 15's I think, but I out ran the guy in the little black car.
He was PO'ed-- how did that old fart with that junker out run me?


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01-27-2015 01:39 PM what no popping sound?
Installed 76 secondaries, hit a couple on ramps.
It's a rolling start but no hesitation all the way to 75.
That's about it till the track opens in the spring.
No popping in the pipes at throttle chop.
In a week or so I'll pull that header, weld a bung for an O2 sensor, and re-wrap it.
My little brain hurts form all the carb info that got stuffed in to it.
Might have to have suds with my hockey game tonight.

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01-26-2015 04:52 PM Exhausted again
The last shopping Friday before Xmas, the car runs out of gas on the street.
Not too big a problem, there is 4 lanes of traffic, I got a gas can in back,
and the service station is only two drive ways from the car.
Last week in the burger drive up it did it again. This time I know it's got gas, so it's vapor locked.
The clear fuel filter is empty again.
I reworked the pipe from the collector back, got 1 1/2 inches in the clear now, seemed fine today on the test run.
Wanted to do that while waiting on jets, which showed up.
Tonight the secondary jets go in and some WOT is in store for tomorrow.

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01-18-2015 03:46 PM what a pair to draw to
For the first time, ever in a year and a half I've owned my car, Daves four door and mine are running
and in the same place at the same time.
Met him out at the Triple X, first time I'd been inside, that place it a museum.
Right behind me on the wall is a pic of Denis Gauge .


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01-16-2015 10:56 PM tuning the piano
got the new dist dialed in at *33 total, could probably get a little more, but need to get the carb set up.
Up 4 jets and getting color to the plug. Ordered couple more and a mag lite to read the plugs with.
I've been hearing guys complain about Holley's for 30 years. Now I see why, I'm tuning it to the street. I'll have to go through it again when the track opens, and carry two sets of jets.
Which means, like the carbed Guzzi's W/Mikuni's, I'll have a hand full of left over jets that are nothing more than lumps of brass with holes in them.

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