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82 Turbo, Carburettor decision


richcamb

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Guys

Been chattin to Evil Dr Fish about this one but decided to open it up to the forum for input.

I am at the point after many months of engine rebuilding..etc.etc..of needing to fit the carbs back on. I could fit my original old DHLA 40's but I do happen to have a brand new pair of 45's (as per HC) in my shed.

What are the implications of fitting these instead?

Im not looking for any performance increase, but worried that I will have a performance decrease, maybe low down?

Would love to put em on because they do look oh so shiny, but its got to work!

Any ideas? I am pretty sure the US spec Turbo's had 45's as standard (to compensate for the cat no doubt).

Richard C.

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NOOOOO

NO NO NO NO NO....

You have to understand that he really SHOULDN'T put them on... he NEEEEDS to sell them to me!!!! :) :) :)

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Im using Sunoco Ultra 94 :)

As we go by a different rating scale here , I have no idea of the conversion table. :)

Also the U.S. spec stainless muffler with single large outlet is less restrictive than your steel dual outlet job :)

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Yep.. an american octane is the same as an american Gallon... or tyre, grey, neighbour or colour

WRONG :)

...and Teigan - don't even get me started on Aluminium :)

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Jussi

As you are running 98 octane on 45's, is the ignition set up as the book states, or have you needed to advance it in a similar fashion to Wayne?

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Ignition set up is as the book states. Car works fine but now I have weird powerless area between 2500-3000rpm.. We couldn't figured it out yet what's causing it :P

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My car has the 45s (U.S. federal car)

I have no air pump or Catalist(removed)

I run 12 degrees of ignition advance.(standard 0)

Run standard boost(at present)

It goes like stink(sh*t off a shovel) :P

Put the 45s on(you wont regret it) :P

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About 12 degrees of ignition advance, have you noticed any benefits from it after you removed emission stuff??? Should we try it :P

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