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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2002, 04:19 PM
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....I know all of you have seen those one inch tall carb spacers...everyone sells them summit speedway blah blah blah....I was just wondering DO THEY WORK....I was reading one place a they said an 8 horsepower gain,,,,anybody ever run one.............................so If a one inch spacer gives me 8 more horses...and I run seven feet of pvc pipe around my jeep and put the carb in the back seat...hell thats a gain of over 650 horses.....oh boy it's going to be a rocket.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Contrary to what the conspiracy crowd says, the manufacturers aren't fools, and spend lots of dollars trying to get more power out of an engine. If a 29cent piece of plastic could get 8 horsepower, they'd put it on.

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actually, they do work. they keep the carb farther from the hot manifold, which gives you cooler fuel, which gives you more power. they also increase the velocity of the air/fuel mixture going into the manifold. i wouldn't go with anything taller than 1" though, or your torque will suffer, definitely not good in a jeep.

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Is that the new math or the old math.?
and is that why cold beer is better than warm beer ?except when you drink too much ? same theory ?

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i allways prefer cold beer to warm, and drink too much? a phrase i am unfamiliar with.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] That sounds like our "reasoning' back in the fifties: If ONE Stromberg 97 carb on a Ford flathead will make it go nintey miles per hour, then TWO 97's would certainly make it go 180!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] The biggest joke in the world was a dual-carb setup on a 216 Cu. Inch Chevlay six. Those sixes were so powerless that not much could help them. The engine was an early thirties design, and had SCOOP lubrication on the rod bearings; if you can imagine that; clear up to the early fifties....about 1953.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] The day I laid eyes on my first Chrysler Hemi (1951 was the first year they came out) which was about 1958 or so, THAT DID IT! No other engines were worth a crap in my estimation.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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