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Old 02-16-2006, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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thermo quad carby p6 ltd

hey everyone gaskets in my thermo quad carby off 351 in a p6 ltd are stuffed! just wondered if anyone knew how much to get a kit put through? or how much to just get a new one if possible? engine is stock and runs duel fuel all thoughts greatly apprecaited.
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Old 02-17-2006, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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I believe kits are about $50. It is a very simple carby to put a kit through.
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thanks very much that sound fair enough.
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its not recomended to run these carbs with duel fuel. they have a plastic base section that can warp and then allow fuel to leak out of the carb and onto the dizzy. the chance of warpage is increased when the fuel bowl is filled and emptied with duel fuel usage. eg the fuel is not in the carb for heat soak or absorbsion. cheers ex kleenheat auto gas installer. 1989-2001
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its not recomended to run these carbs with duel fuel. they have a plastic base section that can warp and then allow fuel to leak out of the carb and onto the dizzy. the chance of warpage is increased when the fuel bowl is filled and emptied with duel fuel usage. eg the fuel is not in the carb for heat soak or absorbsion. cheers ex kleenheat auto gas installer. 1989-2001
Ok .. dont know how true this is, but the guy who told me is not known for lying. But anywho. He was saying how he had a Thermoquad running dual fuel and the plasic base actually cracked, frying his whole car. Once I heard that I quickly threw the quady in the back of the garage! Much happier with my new manifold/carby setup anywho
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its not recomended to run these carbs with duel fuel. they have a plastic base section that can warp and then allow fuel to leak out of the carb and onto the dizzy. the chance of warpage is increased when the fuel bowl is filled and emptied with duel fuel usage. eg the fuel is not in the carb for heat soak or absorbsion. cheers ex kleenheat auto gas installer. 1989-2001
Very true and correct. Running a Thermoquad on gas is a very bad and dangerous thing to do. I have seen many (late eighties and early nineties) cleveland powered Fairlanes and LTD's at the wreckers with either burnt out engine bays or totally burnt. The real obvious thing here is that you can actually see where the crack/hole in the bakerlite has formed on the cars that only have minor fires.

I am no fan of holley's but they are a must when running on gas.

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just spoke to my machanic and he said dont even worry about running it on petrol? just gas, any thoughts? thanks for the other great replies boys.
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just spoke to my machanic and he said dont even worry about running it on petrol? just gas, any thoughts? thanks for the other great replies boys.
Mate, the last three posts are from blokes who gave good reasons NOT to use a TQ on LPG. Just 'cause your mechanic hasn't seen it happen, or heard of it happening, doesn't mean it won't.

Or, you could give it a go and see what happens. The only problem is, if your mechanic is wrong you are the loser.......
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Mate, the last three posts are from blokes who gave good reasons NOT to use a TQ on LPG. Just 'cause your mechanic hasn't seen it happen, or heard of it happening, doesn't mean it won't.

Or, you could give it a go and see what happens. The only problem is, if your mechanic is wrong you are the loser.......
I think he was asking about running on straight LPG, ie not dual fuel.
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I think he was asking about running on straight LPG, ie not dual fuel.
Oops!! I can see that now......

Straight gas; silly me. Sorry.
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