Re: O.K.you lot
Hi again. Finally got back to say thanks to the people who answered. I guess I shouldn't really say who fitted the system, slander and all that, but let's say their name means "very fast". Their idea seems to be that bigger is better. I have had a few conversations with other gas fitters that Gasresearch recommend, and they all say to fit a S400 carb. These people have fitted a S440 carb, and have also modified the stepped piston that allows the gas flow. I have had to run the idle absolutely as rich as it will go in order to get it to idle smoothly. I am happy with the way that it runs, but I was not happy with their choice of carby. No amount of arguing would shift them, so I am stuck with the S440. I am of a mind to buy an S400 carby and fit it myself. (The S440 carb is usually used as a secondary to the main carb on a twin carb setup for V8's) I am sure it is flowing too much. It seems akin to putting a Holley 350 on a Holden 186. Runs crappy low down, no guts, but when you hit about 4000 RPM, it goes like s#@t off a shovel. But who drives everywhere @ 4000 RPM?
While I am on the subject "ford freak", I believe that it will be worth it. I intend keeping the car for at least 10 years, and by that time, gas should be maybe 80 cents a litre, but I am sure that petrol will be in the $1.50 a litre mark. At the moment it is very worth it, as I have paid only 35 cents/litre,when petrol was $1.07.