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Screen Wire under carb.

Any opinions on running screen wire under the carb. for better performance? And if it's o.k., is it alright to leave it under the carb. permanently? I work at an aircraft plant, so a peice of stainless steel scrap screen wouldn't be hard to get. Thanks in advance.

82' CJ7, 258 CID, (MC2100 & HEI mods.), T5, D300, Flowmaster, & 33/12.50/15's on the ground.
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Re: Screen Wire under carb.

If I remember correctly, there's a company out there that makes head gaskets with screens where the intake ports are. Supposed to increase performance and mileage. I believe Hot Rod magazine did a test and found the gains to be minimal.
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Re: Screen Wire under carb.

But it will keep stray nuts out of the combustion chamber. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Screen Wire under carb.

Ha Ha - probably would help keep the valves inside the cylinders too.

Funny - memories - My Dad showed me plans he and a friend drew up, complete with test data and patent applications marked "Rejected." He and a friend bought a NEW Model T and experimented with a screen under the carb - ended up with the screen in a cone shape under it. Tests showed about a 10% increase in mileage, but no noticable power gain (seat of the pants testing.)
Obviously that was many years ago. Turns out they "invented" something already patented.
But in those days carbs were very inefficient - the screen did help to break up the fuel better. Nowadays it'd probably be more detrimental than helpful.

Seems like I've seen JC Whitney with them though.

One of these days I'm going to get all the items JC Whitney offers that claim fuel savings and gas mileage increases. Is it true I'll save so much gas I'll actually have to empty the tank every few miles?

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