Re: [DML] Carburetors suck.
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Re: [DML] Carburetors suck.

Has anyone out one of these carbed cars on a dyno and determined the
 loss in horsepower? The loss should be significant.

Cecil Longwisch
10663 (twin turbo because I need more horsepower)

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> "All metering is accomplished by air flow alone"..
> Exactly the point Bill- What about air temperature? Air density? ignition
> timing? fuel quality? All moving targets that a carburetor had no way of
> compensating for.
> There is a reason complex fuel injection systems have come to replace the
> simple (and complex) carburetors of the past.
> --- On Wed, 4/11/12, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [DML] Re: Carburete a DeLorean at DCS'12?
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 3:19 PM
> > Also FYI:
> >
> > Speaking for the Autolite/Motorcraft 2100 only:
> >
> > Unless the carburetor itself physically changes (gets
> > dropped & cracked, stagnant fuel turns to varnish
> > inside, jets are purposefully unscrewed and swapped out for
> > different sizes, etc) it will "hold its tune" into
> > perpetuity. Not counting the accelerator pump and the full
> > throttle enrichment valve -- which has been disabled on my
> > carb and Byrne Heninger's -- there are only two moving parts
> > in the entire metering circuit: the throttle plates
> > themselves. All metering is accomplished by air flow alone,
> > and the amount of fuel that leaves the bowl through the jets
> > in response to that air flow.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939

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