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  • Scott Sain
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    Yeah Pete, no need for social media so i deleted it all 😁

    Still married?

    Pete
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    36hp that sounds like a 2 liter and runs like a 1600cc. 🙂 It probably doesn’t start to pull until 3000rpm. Have a little fun.

    I’m going easy on it for the first few hundred miles or so.

    cookiemonster131
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    Last I checked I was Scooter. I just saw her about 10 minutes ago

    John Jones
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    Yeah Pete, no need for social media so i deleted it all 😁

    I have been lucky in social media…

    Pete… The hot rod 36 in my blue P car didn’t really do shit till it got up on the cam…. You gotta Zing those bitches… You got more horses… but they are small horses… 😎

    Pete
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    Just took it over to the Casa de Sain for him to check out (and to get out on a longer drive).  It did well….and I got on it a little more 😊…..I’m as happy as can be with the power it makes.

    Pete
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    Videos from Scott:

    Franz
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    Sounds like the jetting is good.

    Douglas E Fresh
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    this car is awesome.  Very well done.

    JWDII
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    Sounds and Looks excellent Pete!

    tlambert
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    Sounds good Pete! Good cruising weather now.

    My favorite John Jones quote:

    sanding sucks my balls and there is no need for any pics.. 😎

    Pete
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    Thanks guys!  Drove it to work today….it’s great!

    Pete
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    Sounds like the jetting is good.

    My drive to work is only 8 miles from home, but about 3 of that is a stretch of interstate.  I noticed yesterday when holding a steady RPM slightly above 3k under load the engine stumbles and the carbs pop.  I’ve asked Scott “the carb whisperer” Sain to look at it and help dial it in more since my past experience with troubleshooting dual carbs is nil.  I feel pretty good that they’re sync’d at idle…air flow measures the same from side-to-side and linkage rods lengths are dialed.

    Since it’s smooth/balanced at idle up to 3k does it sound like a main jet sizing issue?

    John Jones
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    humm…  in between jets??

    JWDII
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    Welcome to life with dual carbs Pete! Well in my experience (that is limited to Webers)  they are happy one day and not the next. It sounds like yours  are running a little lean in that range . Good thing you have Mr. Sain and his Infinite knowledge and experience with Hot rod  VW’s to lend a helping hand. Hopefully you two will have it smoothed out in no time.

    Franz
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    Usually a pop through the carb is a lean condition. Its hard to imagine 60 idles are not big enough.  I’d say go up a size or two on the mains.

    Jdawg
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    my car is a single carb but did the same thing when it was cold outside…I talked to Franz, went up a size on the main and put non ethanol fuel in it and its been smooth ever since.

    Pete
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    Usually a pop through the carb is a lean condition. Its hard to imagine 60 idles are not big enough. I’d say go up a size or two on the mains.

    Thanks Franz.  I think we’re at 122 now, and CB sells 125 and 128 for DRLA’s.  If that’s “up” enough I’ll pick up some of both.

    Does the vent size factor into it?  My intake valves are 35mm, and I think we’re using the 26mm vents (and have 28’s).

    Franz
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    It could be something with the jet transition from idle jets to main jets. Which would be emulsion tube characteristics. Try the 128 main jets and see what happens.

    Emulsion tubes control the main jet circuit. The introduce air into the fuel before sending the mixture to nozzles to spray into the engine(just above the the venturis). They have different hole arrangements drilled though the sides of the emulsion tubes to change this effect.  I am not familiar with selecting or changing emulsion tubes on Dellortos, so it may be a bit of trial and error.

    Scott Sain
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    Good thing you have Mr. Sain and his Infinite knowledge.

    Say what? I know enough to get one started and that’s it!

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    I love it, Pete!

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