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#1 Bob Riebe

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 05:49

https://www.enginela...tech-4150-ever/

 

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#2 Canuck

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 15:04

What is that piece of antique history? 😜

#3 Greg Locock

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 19:07

It's called a fuel faucet. On my TR4 I used to have Webers fitted, when I blipped the throttle I could see the acceleration enrichment jets literally spray liquid fuel into the throats.



#4 Magoo

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 16:02

Okay, boomer. 

 

 

 

Just the other day I was thinking about Holley carburetor engineer Harold Droste, who came up with the Le Mans float bowl that evolved into the center-hung Holley float arrangement, and the center-discharge system that sent an accel pump shot into all four venturis. A carburetor man among carburetor men. 

 

Long after Holley moved from Detroit to Kentucky, the former admin building and carb lab was still standing over on the East Side. Then the building was demolished and you could see the little Holley test track from the street, which included a tiny quarter-mile banked oval and a carburetion grade (hill). Haven't been past there in a while. I should cruise past and see what's there now. 



#5 Bob Riebe

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 22:32

Okay, boomer. 

 

 

 

Just the other day I was thinking about Holley carburetor engineer Harold Droste, who came up with the Le Mans float bowl that evolved into the center-hung Holley float arrangement, and the center-discharge system that sent an accel pump shot into all four venturis. A carburetor man among carburetor men. 

 

Long after Holley moved from Detroit to Kentucky, the former admin building and carb lab was still standing over on the East Side. Then the building was demolished and you could see the little Holley test track from the street, which included a tiny quarter-mile banked oval and a carburetion grade (hill). Haven't been past there in a while. I should cruise past and see what's there now. 

):  :mad:



#6 Greg Locock

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 23:58

Our carb guy used to smoke cigars while dismantling carbs in the office at his desk. He also had a collection of briggs and stratton carbs that he used for inspiration.



#7 Wuzak

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 01:17

I've seen it suggested that people learning to tune engines should start with carburettors and timing lights before moving to laptops and ECUs.

 

Do you guys think that is valid?

 

Is there anything that can be learned that can't be learned in a theoretical class?



#8 Greg Locock

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 03:21

I've seen a steam engine that was made entirely using hand tools. The judges said something like great workmanship but perverse.



#9 Catalina Park

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 08:29

Long after Holley moved from Detroit to Kentucky, the former admin building and carb lab was still standing over on the East Side. Then the building was demolished and you could see the little Holley test track from the street, which included a tiny quarter-mile banked oval and a carburetion grade (hill). Haven't been past there in a while. I should cruise past and see what's there now. 

Looks like Syncreon have built over the whole site.



#10 Magoo

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 15:07

Looks like Syncreon have built over the whole site.

 

Yes, thanks. I looked it up. Big logistics center. 



#11 Magoo

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 15:10

I've seen it suggested that people learning to tune engines should start with carburettors and timing lights before moving to laptops and ECUs.

 

Do you guys think that is valid?

 

Is there anything that can be learned that can't be learned in a theoretical class?th

 

I am the biggest fan of carburetors you will ever find and I don't think so.

 

A carburetor is mainly a box of holes that perform various functions, and holes are just holes unless you know their exact purpose, which isn't at all intuitive. 



#12 Bob Riebe

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:44

I've seen it suggested that people learning to tune engines should start with carburettors and timing lights before moving to laptops and ECUs.

 

Do you guys think that is valid?

 

Is there anything that can be learned that can't be learned in a theoretical class?

How annoying and miserable an unknown, and quite possibly simple, glitch can be.



#13 Zoe

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 15:13

Long after Holley moved from Detroit to Kentucky, the former admin building and carb lab was still standing over on the East Side. Then the building was demolished and you could see the little Holley test track from the street, which included a tiny quarter-mile banked oval and a carburetion grade (hill). Haven't been past there in a while. I should cruise past and see what's there now. 

 

Probably just going to be depressing.