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      Run without a choke, that's what I plan on doing


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      I'm not hooking my choke cable up, I live in Hawaii and essentially won't need it cause it's always warm.

      If it stays running with the choke open you're getting to much air or not enough fuel. How are your carbs positioned? How's your idle set mixtures? Have you tried adjusting those


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      05-18-2017 05:39 PM #2003
      Quote Originally Posted by 69vdub View Post
      I'm not hooking my choke cable up, I live in Hawaii and essentially won't need it cause it's always warm.

      If it stays running with the choke open you're getting to much air or not enough fuel. How are your carbs positioned? How's your idle set mixtures? Have you tried adjusting those


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      I haven't adjusted the idle set screws at all. They still have the brass plugs covering them, so I need to remove those before I can get to the adjustment screws.
      Here's how they sit in the car:

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      05-18-2017 06:21 PM #2004
      I wanna say it looks like they're angled to much up honestly. My filters almost line up with the core support




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      05-19-2017 02:53 PM #2005
      Here's a short video. I really think it's my ghetto intake manifold. I'll have to build one. I tried to go the cheap route and cut the old 16v intake manifold.
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      05-19-2017 04:35 PM #2006
      ^ video is "private"

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      Quote Originally Posted by prasina2 View Post
      ^ video is "private"
      Should be fixed now.

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      06-16-2017 03:35 PM #2008
      Great Thread

      I've read through most of it, so I apologize if this was mentioned already: Does anyone know how many degrees the motor tilts back (using the head to block surface as a reference point). In my case it would be an 8v and I'd like to mock up the head on a workbench when I figure out intake manifold cuts & such.

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      06-17-2017 02:57 AM #2009
      Hopefully have mine running soon aba 11.5:1 268 cam 190 mains to start, this thread helped me a bunch thanks guys

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      06-17-2017 09:34 PM #2010
      ^ Looking good ^

      Any pics of your intake manifold? And what fuel pump did you go with?
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      06-17-2017 10:39 PM #2011
      Some pics of my manifold and I got a factory r1 pump and gonna try that out

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      06-17-2017 11:08 PM #2012
      Quote Originally Posted by GURNMODE420 View Post
      Some pics of my manifold and I got a factory r1 pump and gonna try that out

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      That Porsche oil cap though


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      06-17-2017 11:16 PM #2013
      It might stay it may not I have like 2 other project cars and this one actually was a customer's that ran out of money and couldn't pay for finished work so he gave me the car and now I'm finishing it in hopes for mk1 madness, so if I have to put little to no money into it that'll make me happy. I'd much rather be working on my 78 rocco but need this one needs to be out of the house garage to do that. You could always donate one that's period correct for it😀😀😀 It's definitly the one odd ball part on it but I have other places for my money.

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      06-17-2017 11:39 PM #2014
      Quote Originally Posted by GURNMODE420 View Post
      It might stay it may not I have like 2 other project cars and this one actually was a customer's that ran out of money and couldn't pay for finished work so he gave me the car and now I'm finishing it in hopes for mk1 madness, so if I have to put little to no money into it that'll make me happy. I'd much rather be working on my 78 rocco but need this one needs to be out of the house garage to do that. You could always donate one that's period correct for it It's definitly the one odd ball part on it but I have other places for my money.

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      I had one on my a4, thinking about getting another one for my 16v

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      06-17-2017 11:44 PM #2015
      I did I'd have to look around

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      06-18-2017 07:48 AM #2016
      When in doubt, try to have the carb angle match what they were on the bike they came off of. But I agree the carb angle looks a little high WaStateKillerBee, im not sure a hood would even clear.


      Gurnmode you plan on taking a dremel or something to shave down those brass plugs in the runner ports? That is a pretty hefty protrusion you have going on into the airflow.

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      06-19-2017 09:20 PM #2017
      Quote Originally Posted by GURNMODE420 View Post
      Hopefully have mine running soon aba 11.5:1 268 cam 190 mains to start, this thread helped me a bunch thanks guys
      ^ Just a thought: You would probably benefit from a larger duration cam... Years ago I had a 2.0 crossflow (stock compression) on CIS in my GTI, and I tried a TT 268, then a TT 288, and dialed it down to a TT 276. The 268 was (to me) barely milder than stock. The 288 was pretty wild up top, idled rough, and notably lower torque off the line.

      I settled on the 276 when a reputable engine builder explained my stock compression and the short runner plenum manifold wasn't a good combo with the larger cam. You have the advantage of the individual runners and higher compression in your favor.

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      06-19-2017 09:45 PM #2018
      I went for the parting line of the float bowls parallel to ground level on mine. It's a pretty steep angle, but the air cleaners just clear the hood. It really puts them about 45 degrees from level. Wish I could offer input on how it runs, but it's been in limbo for the last 5 or 6 years as life has taken over.

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      06-20-2017 08:46 PM #2019
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      When in doubt, try to have the carb angle match what they were on the bike they came off of. But I agree the carb angle looks a little high WaStateKillerBee, im not sure a hood would even clear.
      Thanks! Yeeeeaaah I will look into the angle. I'm going to be making a manifold from scratch here pretty soon. And they actually did clear the hood...just barely haha

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      06-21-2017 01:22 PM #2020
      Quote Originally Posted by WaStateKillerBee View Post
      Thanks! Yeeeeaaah I will look into the angle. I'm going to be making a manifold from scratch here pretty soon. And they actually did clear the hood...just barely haha
      Even though you are building a new manifold where you will probably change the angle, the angle of your carbs is actually pretty correct to how they are on R1's. They have a very steep angle as seen below. The only issue I could foresee would be the hood being a restriction to air flowing into the carbs if it's that close. Otherwise I see no issue with that angle.

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