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Old 10-18-2020, 10:07 AM   #41
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They are all 12v tho...
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:08 AM   #42
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Ah, good to know takes a lot of the guessing out of trying to get the air-fuel mixture correct
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Sounds like a good time to use the sealant. You can do a before (which you already have) and after.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:06 PM   #44
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I don't understand why people don't buy an AF meter ?? There not very expensive and can solve allot of problems in a fraction of a second!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:42 PM   #45
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I don't understand why people don't buy an AF meter ?? There not very expensive and can solve allot of problems in a fraction of a second!!!!!
im interested in an AF meter here in NZ dont see much advertized.
Any recomendations please? ebay?
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:07 PM   #46
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with this unit is it easy to swap between vehicles?
Would like to be able to check a couple of flathead setups with this.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:44 PM   #48
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with this unit is it easy to swap between vehicles?
Would like to be able to check a couple of flathead setups with this.
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From what I could determine about the unit it sells for about $250 and does not come with the sensor or the weld in bung.
It does not even have a digital readout.

There are more suitable units that come with all the components and can be used on other vehicles.
They need 12 volts to operate but for setup purposes on a 6 volt system a stand alone 12 volt battery can be used.
This is an example of what is available (and the one I am using)----------


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Innovate-39...8AAOSwsXFZJTf0
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I have the Innovate unit linked above, it is very interesting to watch how the carb responds under different conditions.

You have to weld a bung on the exhaust, preferably up near the manifold. Hook up power and a thick cable between the O2 sensor and the display head. Can be hooked up to a laptop to capture data while driving (see below). I'd say you could switch it between cars in less that half an hour.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:05 AM   #50
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I have the Innovate unit linked above, it is very interesting to watch how the carb responds under different conditions.

You have to weld a bung on the exhaust, preferably up near the manifold. Hook up power and a thick cable between the O2 sensor and the display head. Can be hooked up to a laptop to capture data while driving (see below). I'd say you could switch it between cars in less that half an hour.
How do you get on then with twin pipes does it require a bung at each one.?
Appreciate your info as want to be sure to get the right one and all bits in one hit.
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How do you get on then with twin pipes does it require a bung at each one.?
Appreciate your info as want to be sure to get the right one and all bits in one hit.
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Only one bung on one side required.
That's all I am running.
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The exhaust entering the tail pipe will be a mixture of all the cylinders on one side of the engine and is representative of the air/fuel mixture for the engine.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:55 PM   #53
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I got the old carb today, now I know its a Stromberg because it says it on it. Do you know what model number this would be? Could this be the original Ford carb? I had the car running for a while today without the air cleaner she was smoking a bit hard to know if its from running rich or burning oil. Smoke was not blue, tail pipe is black. But really how does these cars run on 10% ethanol? Do they tend to run a bit rich anyway?
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Old 10-19-2020, 03:02 PM   #54
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Sorry forgot to send pics
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Old 10-19-2020, 03:09 PM   #55
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One good thing about Autolite plugs is they have rolled threads, best for aluminum heads.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:47 PM   #56
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that's a stromberg 48 -correct for 34-35 Fords
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:56 PM   #57
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How about 36?
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:40 PM   #58
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36 saw the introduction of the Stromberg 97
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:13 PM   #59
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Seems like I read somewhere that the Stromberg 48 was used in the early 36 Fords, as well. Terry
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:41 AM   #60
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I run the 388's too fwiw.
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