Re: What should we look out for at Palmdale tech? Thursday, 06-Jul-2000 10:25:59 writes: Like it was mentioned above. Battery hold down must be 3/8" fasteners. If in the stock location, and not under the rear seat, needs to be in a metalic box vented to the outide. If battery relocated to somewhere else, like trunk, a battery disconnect switch is necessary. (this rule is funny, you make it safer by putting it in the trunk and then they want a cut off switch) Make sure all holes leading to from the trunk to the drivers compartment are sealed. Like the speaker hole or just that little hole that was put there for no reason in the past. Little rubber plugs work great for this. Breather box, require 1 quart capacity, two of the cheep 19.95 jobbies tied together will be acceptable. The lap belt, are you using the big eye bolts? And clipping the belts to that? If so, need little cotter pins in the clips to keep them from opening. I woulnt worry all that much, usually if you come up new to this with a street car and they find something not quite right, they will tell you, next time make sure its fixed. Don't try to come in with a battery just laying in the car, or something obvious like that. Alititude corrections. Expect to run 3 tenths slow, maybe 4 if its really bad. Typically on gas I would step up the air jet 3 steps. 200 to a 215, sometimes a 220. Or I guess you could go one step down on the main. (every motor will react different, but maybe to give you a base line idea) I like air change more then main, but that's just me. I guess my logic for this, A) I have learn to do it this way, and B) density of the air is changing, not the fuel. (or at least not as much) Good luck and have fun out there Muffler Mike


Re: More on jetting................. Thursday, 06-Jul-2000 12:50:29 writes: If you start out with the same main you will be way too fat on the bottom and mid range.The air jet is for leaning out (adding air) the upper rpm range.So if you dont want to spew fuel and blubber when you rap the moter,start with going a step down on the main espespecially if it's hot out.Then watch the mph each pass and check your plugs at the end of the track with a CLEAN SHUT OFF without idling much.The plugs and mph on your time slips will tell you where to go with the jetting.Also keep and eye on the rpms and how your moter feels.If the engine does something odd or different pay attention to what rpm it did it at and it will help you with the adjustments....But thats just the way i do it.I'll see you there. I'll be at the jay cee tent..........Have fun. Mark Reilly


Re: ooops...... Thursday, 06-Jul-2000 12:58:09 writes: Before i opened my mouth i should note that i didn't get your present jetting at what elevation. If you live and jet at sea level then my last post holds more true but if you live in the upper desert already then you will have to figure that out.Antalope vally can get an effective altitude from 2500ft -4500 ft sojetting can vary quite a bit depending on the weather (air).You can ask some of the guys with an altimeter(air density gauge) and see where the" air is at". Most of the pro guys have them,so maybe they will tell you. Well c u there... Mark Reilly

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