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Old 07-31-2011, 02:16 PM
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Say if you were running a blown alcohol sbc what kind of EGT's and characteristics would you find this may sound stupid but I know you can run a motor lean so lean that it won't really make any power or hurt its self! Just having a little problem getting my car to really make any power
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:08 AM
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I like running my EGT around 1150 deg is your motor injected or carb.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:02 PM
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Carb but the EGT's are only going up to 800 ish but the motor is wantn to run a little warm
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:36 AM
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800 on the egts is alot lean thats why its running warm
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:29 AM
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More details, you should be making some hp!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by blowninjected540
800 on the egts is alot lean thats why its running warm
the higher the # the leaner it is
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:41 PM
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Dont have an EGT set up on my car but what would be a good reading on a single EGT in each header?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:49 PM
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Well I have fattened it up a bunch and now have the biggest jets I own in my carbs and the motor is still running 185 degrees still seams to be a little to hot with alcohol to me. Motor was wantn to run over 200 be for. I have jumped the jets up a lot. But I think my EGT gauge isn't worth a crap it still reads the same and I've picked up over 1/2 second. I would think the actual EGT would have changed.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wazup
Dont have an EGT set up on my car but what would be a good reading on a single EGT in each header?
1075ish
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:14 PM
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Is the motor idling high? Are you sure you did not suck an intake gasket?
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