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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Yes Dave, make sure you post a full report on that when you finish
the testing.
Of course it only makes sense that getting the shaft and butterfly out
of the throat is going to be an improvement, but what's really nice it the
ease of linkage. I'll take the straight pull cable of a lever any day.

Question; why the 180° bend in the intake adapter?? That might/could
negate the improvement you gained by swapping carbs.

Now getting back to those butterfly carbs...has anyone yet tried one of
those TillotsonTCT TF-2A-6U carbs??? The make some pretty bold
claims for it's performance. And they're not very expensive either.
dg

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Topo Silver Member Rich T
East lothian, Scotland, UK   GBR
Due to start my CK build about March but some bits done today.

Home made exhaust header (tidy up brazing and remove rust from old bit of exhaust pipe on end)

Finish cutting down steering rack (new £14 Ebay, for LHD peugeot 106),only had it (2) in stock for 5 years!!

Remove Govenor, plastic gear didn't want to leave home, pain in the A, eventually hammer/screwdriver to remove retainer ring.

Started to make an adapter to fix a disc brake to the drive sprocket.

A good day!

Cheers Rich


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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
Dave
I found a throttle cable at a bicycle shop that is used for the brake on a tandem bike. and they can cut any length of shield cable you would like, and the cable end piece can be trimmed to fit the carb.
Hope this helps
Al B



1934 Maserati 2.9L G.P.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 37463 by roadster1 Dave
I found a throttle cable at a bicycle shop that is used for the brake on a tandem bike. and they can cut any length of shield cable you would like, and the cable end piece can be trimmed to fit the carb.
Hope this helps
Al B
Hi Al
I got the same "Tandem" bike cable for my Miller!
Brian

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
In reply to # 37461 by Denny Graham Yes Dave, make sure you post a full report on that when you finish
the testing.
Of course it only makes sense that getting the shaft and butterfly out
of the throat is going to be an improvement, but what's really nice it the
ease of linkage. I'll take the straight pull cable of a lever any day.

Question; why the 180° bend in the intake adapter?? That might/could
negate the improvement you gained by swapping carbs.

Now getting back to those butterfly carbs...has anyone yet tried one of
those TillotsonTCT TF-2A-6U carbs??? The make some pretty bold
claims for it's performance. And they're not very expensive either.
dg

You might think that about the manifold.
But its actually sold as part of a mini chopper kit called the "Lil' badass" and apparently works quite well.
The Rev Bow used the same one down an Az and said it puts to shame any overbore type he tried.
I like it especially because now everything is internal. I've always hated the big air cleaner sticking out of what's supposed to be a smooth boat tail. I want to re-route my header next for the same reason.

Ps. Al, a bike cable never crossed my mind, but I see exactly what you mean.
Well, it's all in and working smooth now so maybe the next guy.

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jameskilmer57 Platinum Member James Kilmer
Ames, IA, USA   USA
Well, the past week was a nice one with temps in the 50's in Iowa in January. I took the time to finish remounting the cockpit to comply with the 4" drop that was suggested for better center of gravity and safety. So that's done. I've decided to cut my steering column to put a joint in it. After welding on the Pittman arms on one end, and the quick exchange steering wheel adapter on the other end, I discovered the hole or the slot necessary to mount it into the dashboard would be too big and ugly. I'll cut a sleeve, drill some holes and bolt it back together. Not a lot, but progress.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Don't you love it when stuff just works!
When I opened the box and pulled out this Mikuni, which is a chinese version, and saw that it didn't have
but one adjustment screw I thought man, I hope this thing is set up close.(gopower says it's set up for the predator).

Turned on the fuel, pulled it through a couple times, flicked up the choke lever, second pull. Viola!
Idle a bit high. Turned it down with that one screw, shoved it out into the street and I was off!
Bow was right. NO comparison to any stock bored carb. Besides the big boost in power, it now has a wonderfull
progressive throttle response. I haven't read the plug yet but I suspect it's slightly rich on the top end.
Already very satisfied.

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
Hmmmm now you're giving me very bad thoughts!

In reply to # 37480 by CmdBentaxle Don't you love it when stuff just works!
When I opened the box and pulled out this Mikuni, which is a chinese version, and saw that it didn't have
but one adjustment screw I thought man, I hope this thing is set up close.(gopower says it's set up for the predator).

Turned on the fuel, pulled it through a couple times, flicked up the choke lever, second pull. Viola!
Idle a bit high. Turned it down with that one screw, shoved it out into the street and I was off!
Bow was right. NO comparison to any stock bored carb. Besides the big boost in power, it now has a wonderfull
progressive throttle response. I haven't read the plug yet but I suspect it's slightly rich on the top end.
Already very satisfied.



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1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I am with Justin!
Looked on line last fall and made some mental notes.
Looked again last night!
Thinking Slyme Dawg???
And I would be hating to be eating your dirt on every lap Dave!
Ice Racer/ Dirt Oval CK needs this.
Brian

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, AZ, USA   USA
1929 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME RIP Special"
In reply to # 37468 by CmdBentaxle
You might think that about the manifold.
But its actually sold as part of a mini chopper kit called the "Lil' badass" and apparently works quite well.
The Rev Bow used the same one down an Az and said it puts to shame any overbore type he tried.

I like it especially because now everything is internal. I've always hated the big air cleaner sticking out of what's supposed to be a smooth boat tail.

Well, the Mikuni Carb is probably a lot of that.... And yes, I tried a Stock Predator Carb, a 0.625" Honda Overbored Carb before the Mikuni... I'd never go back to a butterfly carb after that Mikuni... Hell, Ask Steve V... He drove mine... he kinda looked like this: eye popping smiley

While having a 180 degree bend in a intake runner seems odd, Intake (and Exhaust) lengths have different effects on Torque and Horsepower RPM bands... I built my header around proven principles, and the Inverted Intake Manifold Gets the air filter/Carb away from the Right Rear Tire... but I will tell you, it ins't a straight bolt on... I had to build a spacer to make it fit
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I like it especially because now everything is internal. I've always hated the big air cleaner sticking out of what's supposed to be a smooth boat tail. I want to re-route my header next for the same reason.
Yes, it was kind of a "For Looks" thing as well, but the Inverted Intake Manifold Gets the air filter/Carb away from the Right Rear Tire... but I will tell you, it isn't a straight bolt on... I had to build a spacer to make it fit correctly.

Quote: Bow was right. NO comparison to any stock bored carb. Besides the big boost in power, it now has a wonderfull
progressive throttle response. I haven't read the plug yet but I suspect it's slightly rich on the top end.

Mine is a real Mukuni VM22, I have yet to pull the plug and see if I'm rich or Lean... I don't smell it being Rich and it doesn't hit a wall at the top end like its Lean... and I'm running the factory jets...

But yes, that Throttle response is about stupid, isn't it? smoking smiley



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match



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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, AZ, USA   USA
1929 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME RIP Special"
An Update for the past 2 days of: "What did you do to your CycleKart Today":

Saturday, Modified my old Helmet Camera Mount to work with the new VanTop Moment 4 Camera I picked up to replace my Replay 1080 ( that didn't survived the roll over in May). So I HAD to pull out the BME RIP Special to try it out... First Run of 2019!

Also, the is a drainage pond area that was fairly packed from recent rain that I have been eye-balling for a kick-Ass Oval Track... cool smiley

After 4-5 Laps at Speed, I had the bracket I made that holds the catch can for the oil breathers break, which disconnected the Crank Case vent and manage to vent some oil onto the engine... It broke exactly where I knew it would if it was going too...

Blah, no biggie, had a Photo Shoot, drove it back to the house and redesigned a holder, less show, more go. Finished it up this Morn, and took the cart over for a few more laps for some more Camera Testing...

This damn thing makes me smile every time I drive it...

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Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match


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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I may be banned from here or there, but that carb is on to stay!
Only took me a year pull the trigger.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 37493 by CmdBentaxle I may be banned from here or there, but that carb is on to stay!
Only took me a year pull the trigger.
So you like it I take it!
Brian

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
It doesn't just make more power. It transforms the engine's character.
Standard equipment from now on as far as I'm concerned.



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
You drove it at Tieton last year......recognize anything?


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