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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

I'm running an EMPI 30 pict 1 Round bowl carb on my 1500cc, original distributor, The short version (111-905-205 S). it idles fine, but seams to be lacking power at the high end. I read somewhere that re jeting the carb from 120 to 135 on the main and to 60 from 55 on the idle may improve performance. Any thoughts???

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Is there a reason you are running a 1500 instead of the original 1600? That would take a 34PICT carb.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

One step at a time is usually the best way to go. Keep good records of what you try.

The amount of change you suggest would be about a 30% increase in the amount of fuel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Bashr52 wrote:
Is there a reason you are running a 1500 instead of the original 1600? That would take a 34PICT carb.


Mine is a '72 it is a 181 but it is not a "Thing", '72 is the last year it came with 1500 cc
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Wildthings wrote:
One step at a time is usually the best way to go. Keep good records of what you try.

The amount of change you suggest would be about a 30% increase in the amount of fuel.


I plan to change the main first and then the idle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

FJBLF wrote:
Wildthings wrote:
One step at a time is usually the best way to go. Keep good records of what you try.

The amount of change you suggest would be about a 30% increase in the amount of fuel.


I plan to change the main first and then the idle.


Changing from a 120 to a 135 at one time is going to be too big of a step, unless the engine just dies completely when you step on it. If you were at stoicheometric (14.7 a/f ratio) and made that size of a jump you would likely be at about 10.5 a/r after the jet change which would be too rich. Best to change one jet size at a time. Maybe buy the following jets. 125, 127.5, 130, 132.5, and 135 and work up through them one at a time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Wildthings wrote:
FJBLF wrote:
Wildthings wrote:
One step at a time is usually the best way to go. Keep good records of what you try.

The amount of change you suggest would be about a 30% increase in the amount of fuel.


I plan to change the main first and then the idle.


Changing from a 120 to a 135 at one time is going to be too big of a step, unless the engine just dies completely when you step on it. If you were at stoicheometric (14.7 a/f ratio) and made that size of a jump you would likely be at about 10.5 a/r after the jet change which would be too rich. Best to change one jet size at a time. Maybe buy the following jets. 125, 127.5, 130, 132.5, and 135 and work up through them one at a time.


Thanks for the input, I'm following the steps of someone who already did it, but I do see your point. If I end too rich I'll step down as you sugest
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

"Lacking power at the high end" sounds like pretty much every ACVW I've ever driven, especially the brick-shaped ones. Are you sure you don't have a slight vacuum leak somewhere? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Towel Rail wrote:
"Lacking power at the high end" sounds like pretty much every ACVW I've ever driven, especially the brick-shaped ones. Are you sure you don't have a slight vacuum leak somewhere? Wink


Adding another 600+ cc's seems to help that problem Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Re Jeting the carburator. Thoughts??? 30 PICT 1 Reply with quote

Towel Rail wrote:
"Lacking power at the high end" sounds like pretty much every ACVW I've ever driven, especially the brick-shaped ones. Are you sure you don't have a slight vacuum leak somewhere? Wink


If I have one.... I can't find it.... I've look for it with propane and found nothing....
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