Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap
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Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap



In light of all this talk about carburetors I have a question to anyone
running it. What is your 0-60 time? Please, state your HONEST and accurate
times. This should at least end the debate about better/worst performance.
I'll start with my readings taken with an accurate accelerometer.
Manual transmission, 100% stock engine, properly running K-Jet, unleaded
gasoline 95 octane (research rating) - 91 octane (R+M/2 rating). 0-60 MPH
is 8.0 seconds.
I wish I could use 91(EU) - 87(USA) octane gas. The lower the octane rating
the more energy the gasoline has. But, 95(r) is the lowest grade we have
here in Poland.

I wonder what numbers we will see. Just please, be honest!

Greetings from Poland!
Tom
vin 6149
On Jun 28, 2012 1:57 PM, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> For the record I gave you no advice on your european K-Jet at that time
> because I knew no better than to defer to Darren Bowker, a man who shafted
> me for a not inconsiderable sum of money not long after.
>
> You maintain you ran k-jet successfully yet what "advice" you do offer on
> the subject shows a fundamental lack of understanding and I wonder if it
> ever worked properly (lest we forget your claim that the cold start
> injector is a form of carburetor - and yes, I can quote from my DML archive)
>
> Martin
> Sent from my BlackBerry®
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 04:13:52
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap
>
> No laughing matter: speaking only for myself, if you can figure out how to
> install K-Jet on these zero mile crate heads (ie: no, I was not about to
> take them off my zero mile crate engine and drill holes in them), you are a
> better man than me:
> http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/540774_421851381193451_793740117_n.jpg
>
> I ran Eurospec K-Jet successfully for two years prior to this engine's
> installation, no thanks to Martin and his best buddy Darren Bowker who gave
> me all kinds of bad advice (I figured out the nuances of Eurospec K-Jet on
> my own), but that engine developed a rot hole in the top a couple of weeks
> prior to DCS'04 and I had to get this one installed and running in record
> time to make the trip.
>
> One characteristic of carburetion: you don't have to spend weeks & weeks
> or months & months trying to make it run right. I signed off on my
> installation the night before driving to Tennessee via Virginia. #5939
> wouldn't have been at DCS'04 otherwise.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
>
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "soma576" <lienan82@...> wrote:
> >
> > Agreed. To use someone else's word, it's "laughable" that someone would
> tear out K-Jet because they don't want to/can't understand how it works.
>  You can diagnose almost any problem with an $80 fuel pressure tester.  The
> shop manual is surprisingly complete and taught me 95% of what I needed to
> know to totally rebuild and tune 3 DMC fuel systems so far. I've asked
> questions for free and learned from them. K-Jet is only expensive if you
> shotgun replace parts.  A well-tuned K-Jet will have no trouble at all in
> hot stop and go traffic.  I would guess a carb car would vapor lock long
> before K-Jet, as factory tuned, would even hiccup.
> >
> > Andy
> >
>
>
>
>
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