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V8 Carburation

Right, sorting the carbs on the trike is beginning to get on my nerves.
Every time I think that I have cracked it, the left carb starts to play up, leaving the trike running on 4 cylinders.

I have learnt a hell of a lot about V8 HIF6 SU carbs.
The carb will supply the two outside cylinders on its side, plus the two middle pots on the opposing side.
The HIF44 SU carb is the same as the HIF6, except the measurement between the mounting studs is imperial.
I have watched umpteen vids on Youtube on tuning twin SU’s, and read I don’t know how many manuals and forums on the subject.

I can get the trike running on LPG, but it will not play the game on petrol.
It will start and run on petrol, but only with full choke.

Needless to say I now have a plan.
So, I have now ordered a carb balancer, so that I can test if the left carb is lazy.
I have also ordered a compression tester on the off chance I have set of cylinders that have low compression, and hence the draw on the left carb is low.

I guess the neighbours are gonna have a noisy Saturday. Unless I go off to one of the industrial estates again 🙂

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