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Author Topic:   How to get rid of surging under caution
o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted May 22, 2005 07:41 PM  
The carb I have on now is an autolite 4100. It starts pretty good, idles great, and runs smoother than any q-jet that I have ever run. The problem is under caution it starts to surge or lunge real bad. its in a 3400# streetstock, good 350, glide with a hollow converter. I know the direct hookup is partally to blame for the way it acts but I was wondering if there is anything I could do to smooth it out a little. Thanks
Nick

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted May 23, 2005 09:04 AM  
You could down shift if possable and keep the rpm's up a little higher.

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted May 23, 2005 10:05 AM  
Increase timming, fatten up the idle circiut's. Stop lugging the engine.

ryan
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 776
posted May 23, 2005 06:13 PM  
pretty sure he runs in low

You could run a FUNCTIONAL Torque Conveter.

[This message has been edited by ryan (edited May 24, 2005).]

racerss10
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted May 23, 2005 09:35 PM  
i run mine in second and i just try to stay back under caution or shift back and forth from neutral. The other transmission they drilled a bigger hole in some tube in there and u can drive around like a normal car.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted May 24, 2005 12:41 AM  
The car is raced in low and there is almost no load under caution. at caution speed it is just bareley above idle.
And it does have a converter.
Nick

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