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  1. Gang, I continue to play with and learn how to love and respect 50-year-old dual Solex 40 PHH carbs. Mine continue to run really rich and I want to do all the plastic surgery I can before performing major surgery and "going in", or and even converting to Weber 40's. Current efforts are directed toward float levels and how to adjust them. I am looking at the relationships of the following distances: (1) the distance between the bottom shoulder of the adjusting nut and the cast body of the carb, i.e., how far the nut is screwed in (Photo 1), (2) the distance between the bottom of the float* and the cast body of the carb, i.e., the point at which entering fuel is stopped (Photo 2), and (3) correct fuel level in the bowl. * measured when the float is upside down and the float arm is resting solidly on the little SS nozzle and pushing in the little SS ball Adjusting the nut is an easy way to (blindly) raise and lower the float when the carbs are in place and, thus, raise/lower the fuel level in the bowls. However, the resulting fuel levels will not be known. I suppose one needs to drive the car and experience the result. Adjust. Rinse and repeat. Q: Do these measurements have any practical utility? Q: Do you have any info re: correct settings of the aforementioned (1) and (2) distances which produce appropriate fuel levels? Q: Should raise/lower of the adjusting nut elicit a detectable change in engine performance and/or carb lean/richness? Q: Should I go back to using a toothpick? Thanks for your patience on this post. Larry
  2. James, Here you go. I hope the following info is helpful. Remember: It's only one '02 owner's attempt to recreate Inka. I might have wanted just a tiny touch more red(dish); however, my paint dude did a superb job and I like the color. To quote most TV ads, "Your results could vary." Listen to your paint dudes... PHOTO 1: PPG Deltron 2000 DBC. Acrylic enamel. The paint I used. "PPG DELTRON 2000 (DBC) Basecoat is a state-of-the-art, premium quality basecoat/clearcoat system designed to provide outstanding color match for today’s OEMfinishes. DBC Basecoat is easy to spray and performs well in all shop environments. Deltron 2000 (DBI) Interior color was developedfor interior and underhood color matching purposes. It is mixed directly from the Deltron Mixing System. DBI must be reduced with the appropriate DTReducer and does not require clearcoat." PHOTO 2: Label of paint in Photo 1. PHOTO 3: PPG OMNI MAE. Acrylic enamel. The paint the same auto paint store sold me when I returned months later to buy some more paint in case I needed to do touch-ups. Perhaps PPG went a little direction? I think it requires a clearcoat. "The Omni® system offers performance and value for the cost conscious repair shop, with a complete range of refinish products from pre-treatments to topcoats. The system is capable of mixing topcoat qualities with a wide choice of primers and clears, creating a unique system for various operational and cost considerations. An extension to the basic Omni® basecoat system are Omni® Plus products. This extension consists of high-strength toners, special effect diamond toners, a basecoat converter and a mixing clear—all designed to elevate the color matching accuracy, hiding power and performance of the Omni® line." PHOTO 4: Label of paint in Photo 3. PHOTO 5: Photo of the raw paint in the cans and in sunlight. Photographed today. Regards, Larry PHOTO 1:
  3. James, I sent you via PM photos of paint codes on my paint cans as soon as I returned. Maybe they did not go for some reason. Sorry you not receive them. I will re-photo the labels today and send the info to you today. Promise. My pleasure to help. Larry
  4. Nope. The hose in the grass was removed from my colon.
  5. Thanks for your fine, fine and exceedingly reasonable offer. However, I happened to find one in my back yard, and it should work just as well.
  6. I am looking for a reliable fuel pressure test gauge. I need to measure ~ 3 PSI for a carb engine and ~30 psi for tii and have found many on line for $10-40, most of which have received only so-so reviews (IF one can glean anything from an on-line review of...anything). Q: Which one(s) can you recommend? Q: Have you found one to serve both purposes? Thanks. Larry
  7. Q: Is the bulge available in Inka and is it removable for winter storage?
  8. Yep. Clean as a SafeWay chitlin'.
  9. dlacey, I went the new F 026 T00 001 route, also, some time ago. It eventually failed and that's when I went with the NOS. Oh, well. Thanks for reminding me new ones are still available. Will try the JsnPpp unit, of which I have reserved two. Will report results. Stay tuned...news at 11:00. Larry
  10. I installed a NOS CS relay unit (from an original orange label box) into my '74 tii and tested the unit, the thermo time switch, and the CSV via McCartney's well presented advice. Test light stays on and unit will not shut off current to the CSV after the spec time at the spec temp. Result: flooding. I will continue operating the car with the CSV d/c until I find a fix or install a manual button for power to the CSV. Maybe these units simply go bad over time. My ever-present Guiding Light of Originality has dimmed. Larry
  11. Got it. You were referring to upgrades, performance, function, etc., and not particularly aspects of direct fit. Thanks.
  12. xrock, What do you mean by "stock" and "completely stock" M10? What type of M10 would this header likely not fit? Thanks. Regards, Larry
  13. Yes, thank you. ...and if you served abroad, welcome home. Larry
  14. When I received hands-on instruction from a Porsche race mechanic re: how to perform a LD test on an M10 engine I heard some hissing from almost all the usual LD listening spots, even if the LD of all cylinders was quite acceptable. To teach me what leaks sound like he made me do the following: Pick a cylinder whose intake valve is only slightly open and listen to the sound at the carb throat. Then do the same for the exhaust valve and listen at the tailpipe. That's how I learned what real leaks sounds like. Quite loud and obvious. Maybe that will help you. Larry
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