Re: [DML] Regarding Bill and the great carburetor debate.
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Re: [DML] Regarding Bill and the great carburetor debate.

I've been thinking about putting smaller jets in my carb to experiment
with fuel economy.  At the risk of starting a thead of people bashing
me and captain carburator I do have a question to ask.

Would it be possible to sort of check my mixture by inspecting my
tailpipe?  My guess is a tailpipe with a thick layer of soot (whatever
its call) inside would be running too rich.  A tailpipe with no black
soot would be running too lean.  I"m wondering if I can lower my jet
sizes and check my gas mileage and tailpipe until I find a jet that I
am happy with and that won't run the car too lean.  I'm sure I could
also check spark plugs but checking the tailpipe only takes seconds.

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> $300?  I thought those were thousand dollar machines?  I'm interested
> in doing something like this as well.
> -Steve Rice
> #16510
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:42 AM, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM, howdyhoho <howdyhoho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> **
>>> Is there someone with a carb willing to have their cat looked at over a
>>> time span to see what happens?
>> I would gladly do so if I had the equipment, if for no other reason than my
>> own curiosity. Perhaps I will save up the money and buy an exhaust gas
>> analyzer to hook up to my oxygen sensor. That type can be had for less than
>> $70, and has a simple readout of air-fuel ratio. Unfortunately, the type
>> which reads tailpipe emissions is prohibitively expensive for my budget
>> ($300+).

Steve Rice


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