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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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Frost on th carb

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Trapper D

02-02-2014 14:33:51
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It does not seem to hurt anything but was wondering if there was a way to keep the carb from frosting up near the manifold. Do I need to adjust my mix or what? Maybe it is normal. It is about 28 Deg. today. Just changed plugs and wires and was pushing snow.
I was also wondering if it would help with condensate if you left the breather cap off so more could evaporate without condensing back down into the tube? Thanks for any advice.
It is a 1949 8N , 6 volt with mag.

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old

02-02-2014 14:39:29
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 Re: Frost on th carb in reply to Trapper D, 02-02-2014 14:33:51  
That is in fact normal part of the way a carb works and the atomization of the gas in a carb causes things to cool down more so yep the humidity in the air will freeze up on the carb. One way to help wit h that is a cover over the side of the engine to help hold the engine heat in. That is why many of the older cars with carbs had the tube coming up off the exhaust manifold so warm air was sucked in to the carb to help keep that from happening

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L.B,

02-02-2014 18:12:17
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 Re: Frost on th carb in reply to old, 02-02-2014 14:39:29  
That tube and its fittings is called a stove kit.



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old

02-02-2014 20:50:03
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 Re: Frost on th carb in reply to L.B,, 02-02-2014 18:12:17  
????????????????????????? Factory on cars and trucks of the 60s 70s and 80s



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Trapper D

02-02-2014 14:44:08
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 Re: Frost on th carb in reply to old, 02-02-2014 14:39:29  
I figured it was normal but just wanted to check.



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Colin King

02-02-2014 17:28:28
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 Re: Frost on th carb in reply to Trapper D, 02-02-2014 14:44:08  
It's called the venturi effect. Pretty cool thing! And perfectly normal.

Colin, MN



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