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I've mentioned in the past my dreams where I find a new fantastic… - delta_november

Jul. 29th, 2007

05:29 pm

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I've mentioned in the past my dreams where I find a new fantastic feature in my Land Rover, such as a second story.  These days they've been replaced by anxiety dreams about being unprepared for an upcoming conference.  [Every single night.  This is getting so old.  Oh well.  Only two weeks to go and then they ought to stop.]

Today my dream came true!  I discovered a new Land Rover feature that I had no idea existed.  Slightly less spectacular than concealed living space: my carburettor has a manual piston lifting control.  This lets me give the piston a nudge upwards while tuning to make sure that the mixture is correct.  Before this discovery I had been setting the mixture by removing the exhaust manifold and observing the colour of the exhaust smoke.  This should be a little more precise.

Because my truck has a rare engine and even rarer carburettor this wasn't noted in any of the manuals.  It's just a little easter-egg waiting for me to discover.  Fun!


Date:July 30th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
Which engine/carb? I had a Weber but went back to the original Zenith after the weber went crazy. I still have to adjust the mixture fairly regularly, pretty much tank to tank as I swear every gas station mixes things just different enough to make it not run great.
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Date:July 30th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
I have the 2.6L straight-6 engine with the Weslake high-performance intake manifold. This is coupled to an SU HD8 carburettor which was more typically seen in the Jaguar. Most of the 2.6L engines shipped with the smaller HD6, and in fact the green-book makes no mention of even the possibility of an HD8.
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