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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:54 am 
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Gotcha, that is the way the blocks were when mark sent them to me. I don't know if they had a label at sometime or they are done that way to print your own label on.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:23 am 
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The logo was originally laser engraved Gaerte, with Earl's passing I guess they closed their carb shop. They were custom calibrated to his specs, all metering predrilled and not threaded. I opened them and threaded them, the same ones used on the Challenge carb. They are 4 e-hole blocks, idle feed moved down. The white area is where the laser went over it to remove the lettering. I covered mine with a permanent marker. Nothing really special.


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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:49 am 
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Ken0069 wrote:
Isn't it really nice that there's places like this where you can learn to do some of your own stuff?


Yes, very much so. I've learned tons about carbs here and by trying the tips provided. \:D/

Thanks for keeping this board constructive!

Anyway, best of luck with the new metering blocks, Bill. Oh, and thanks for posting your experience with the Webers. For awhile they sounded like the greatest thing since sliced bread. I was apprehensive and since they were expensive I decided to just wait and see what happened. Again, thanks. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:38 am 
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They are definitely not worth what is being charged for them. They were fun to learn about and see a different way of doing things. But as I stated, the big advantage is the ease of making jet changes. Performance wise, any advantage over a standard style metering block remains unseen.

I am very curious to see how these new blocks work out. Looking back I didn't give the standard blocks enough of a go when I originally tried them. The track will tell.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:31 pm 
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fourtenposi wrote:
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So Bill, where are those blingy alloy fuel bowls?


Dang tough crowd, whats wrong with my bowls?


Well, they're not shiney. We like 'em shiney. Keeps folks from asking too many questions like : How come Flim Flam Fuel Systems didn't do yer carbs?

I'm glad you flogged out those Weber plates and not me.


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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:28 pm 
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You think if I polish them, there is any hp in there? =;

I just tell those guys I can do a better job tuning on the motor vs some carb company guessing at what my motor should need. :-$ I have dealt with two carb companies now, and both times they underperformed, according to them it wasn't there carb. :-

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Bill. the billet blocks will pick you up about .02 but if you go with the polished aluminum fuel
bowels it will be a solid .05 with both....Polishing the stock bowels will only get you maybe .002 =; ..

I also see you polished your valve covers so with all three I would say your looking at a good 10th =;

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:36 pm 
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fourtenposi wrote:
I have dealt with two carb companies now, and both times they underperformed, according to them it wasn't there carb. :-
That just proves what I say, you have to be at the motor to work it, it takes lots of time and its best to do it yourself because you cant find anyone who will do it for you usually and/or your not going to pay them.


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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:44 pm 
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I always tell people this, to truely optimize a carb, it needs to be tuned on the motor it will be run on. So many times I have heard people say they have gotten carbs perfect out of the box from various companies, I say they don't know what a good carb feels like. ;-) All you are getting from a carb company, is a best guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb gets a makeover
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Amen brother.


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