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Re: 8N Carb Adjustment

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12-28-2012 09:39:08

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That low idle speed it just a thing that some want but is not really needed. Yes if you get it down to the low speed yes it will not run smooth because it is looping and is sort of hit and missing and that is part of the reason it is so slow and it is also running lean to be doing so. Just to have an old 8N that will do that is almost bragging rights and is a thing not to worry about unless it does not run well at higher RPM. That magic low RPM number is just a number that for some odd reason people seem to think they have to have and it is just a number nothing more

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Bruce (VA)

12-28-2012 09:48:19

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 Re: 8N Carb Adjustment in reply to old, 12-28-2012 09:39:08  
"..... and it is just a number nothing more "

Except on a sidemount when you are trying to set the timing. Then, under 500 rpm will work fine.

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12-28-2012 10:08:09

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 Re: 8N Carb Adjustment in reply to Bruce (VA), 12-28-2012 09:48:19  
Get technical why don't you LOL Shoot you know even getting the timing down to just so on something this old can be hard to do unless you have a lot of new and not form the land of almost right part so timing can also be a close to the ball park thing on a 50 year old engine LOL

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Bruce (VA)

12-28-2012 10:18:20

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 Re: 8N Carb Adjustment in reply to old, 12-28-2012 10:08:09  

I've only got 2 sidemounts on the place; the 51 8N & the 740. Setting the timing on the 51 was easy. The 740 did not want to cooperate. It would change 5* every time I tightened down the distributor. Took me three tries before I finally set it back 5*, tightened the nut & that got it dead on.

Sometimes I'm a little slow at the mechanic-ing stuff.........

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12-28-2012 11:20:03

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 Re: 8N Carb Adjustment in reply to Bruce (VA), 12-28-2012 10:18:20  
Here is a true story about a car my dad once had. He took it in for a tune up, back when I was around 17 or 18. He got it back and told me it just doesn't run like I think it should. I pulled out my new timing light and check it sure enough right on. I said hey let me drive it and bot and see if I can make it better, He told me sure why not. I grabbed a wrench and took off. I would stop and adjust the timing by ear a bit at a time till I got the power I wanted but then it would not start easy . Played with it a bit more and got powder and easy start. Took it back to my dad and told him try it. I also told him DO NOT punch it but he told me I'll drive as I want. He punched it and left tire marks, bad thing is from then on I got the job or working on his cars

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