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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Switching from toilet to carburetor

    I just picked up a car that has a toilet and would like to know if I can switch to an alcohol carb using the current system as I know absolutly nothing about tuning a toilet? The current system has a rear mounted fuel cell with electric pumps to a front mounted surge tank with a mechanical pump. Could I stilll use the surge tank with a carb? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks Mike

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    Senior Member DYNO TECH
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    What are you going to do with the toilet?
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Plan on losing atleast .10 more like .15 if the toilet is right and the carb is close.

    I've seen people use it with the surge tank yes also seenwithout.
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    toilet

    I had a local engine biulder that tunes a bad a$$ blown alky altered out to the house show me some of the ins and outs of tuning, at least how to get it to run until we can get it to the track and then tune it! He only charged me for his time so I guess I will give it a try beginning next season as this was the last weekend for our local track. Thanks for the info!

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE lively's Avatar
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    I KNOW WHAT I DO WITH A TOILET!!!! :lol: :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Senior Member DYNO TECH
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    Quote Originally Posted by lively
    I KNOW WHAT I DO WITH A TOILET!!!! :lol: :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Ford guy's, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    toilets are pretty easy to tune.
    yiu beed a exhaust gas temp guage some pills and yer done.

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    George one of our site admins put it best..when he said something close to this " the CARB doesn't care or know where the fuel comes from as long as the bowls are full"..very simple and realistic theory IMO..i just put that in here for the people who say you cannot run alcohol from an electric pump...lol...so the answer is positive yes to your question get a good alcohol carb.

    i will put out a quick plug for APD right quick..i purchased one of their custom built 1150's and very pleased..

    what type of electric pump do you have feeding the surge tank ?

    thanks and good luck
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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Brian for right now I have pulled the toilet and put a gas carb on so I can work on other things. The electric pump is a Holley blue pump that ran to the regulator from there it ran to the surge tank then from the surge tank to a Ron's mechanical pump from there to the toilet. Right now I am running to the regulator and from there to the carb on gas. What will I have to do to run an Apd alcohol carb? Thanks Mike

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    Bolt the APD's on swap plugs and timing and your set !! :lol:
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