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Author Topic:   FLOATS
WPP
Member
posted May 21, 2003 06:04 AM
How should you set the floats with a belt drive fuel pump and a bypass with 2pds at idle and high pressure about 9 1/2 pds this is on alky i have always set the floats at idle were it dribbles out at idle yesterday i was told it should dribble out with the motor rev at 9 1/2 i would like to here some thoughts on this


dirtbuster
Member
posted May 21, 2003 08:42 AM
i always set the float level at high pressure as if it were on the track.


WPP
Member
posted May 21, 2003 10:56 AM
Dirtbuster after you do that how low is your fuel on idle.So you set were the fuel runs out at high presure just alittle. am i thinking right here


dirtbuster
Member
posted May 21, 2003 01:50 PM
im sorry i should have mentioned that i run a demon carb. It has the sight glass you can see and i set fuel level at the middle of the glass, then at idle it does settle down a little in the window. I would think you would want your fuel level at least at the bottom of the hole at idle but there would be no way of checking it at higher pressure/speed without spilling fuel all over

[This message has been edited by dirtbuster (edited May 21, 2003).]

rico 08
Member
posted May 21, 2003 05:05 PM
I always set it where it will dribble out when the car is rocked a little or at the bottom of the sight glass,that may work if you are getting plenty of volume with the belt drive pump.


WPP
Member
posted May 21, 2003 07:21 PM
I do have a sight glass i use for setting the floats and you can shake the car and see it i also rev the motor too see how high it goes and it would run out if the sight glass was not in what started all this was the car was rich at idle i called willys and they said to check the motor rev up and be fore we started doing anything i would say it was too high so we lowered some i just don't need to go too much but now you can stand by the car without crying you know what i mean


rico 08
Member
posted May 22, 2003 11:36 AM
I'd look at jets,air bleeds etc,the floats will only cause a problem if they are way off.My old alky carb would make you cry too,kept the snoopers away!


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