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Northern California Weber (maybe Mikuni) tuning day anyone?

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It's going to be pretty intimate... Even Bill may not make it. He blew another head gasket at Thunderhill on Friday... Moral of this story? Don't let Bill drive your car! 8O

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I would like to thank Rob (conedodger) for the great day out in Sonoma! It was a great chance to meet a few knowledgeable Z folks, as well as a true side-draft carburetor guru, Keith Franck. Also, special thanks to Original Customs Restoration for hosting. Great group of guys.

I, being the least knowledgeable there, enjoyed learning a whole lot about Webers/Mikunis and the physics behind them! Highlight of the day was definitely Keith supplying the goods to help make Rob and Leon's cars run a whole lot smoother and quicker off the line.

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What a great day! Glen, Patricia, Leon, Mark, Bill, Tim, myself and our carb expert Keith. My car ran good but now it is so much more responsive and crisp. The A:F ratio is in the 13:1 range at 70mph cruise. So very much better!

If you have Webers I highly recommend Keith's Hypojets! If you have Mikunis don't fret, Bill offered to drop one of his off so Keith can develop Hypojets for them! And why not? Bill doesn't need his Mikunis! He goes through head gaskets as often as I do oil changes. 8O

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Man, what an awesome day! Throttle response has never been so crisp before and the idle is so much cleaner. I love how my mixture got steadier too.

This is just the beginning, I'll be playing with the hypojets to find the optimal ones as well as increasing my pump shot and possibly upsizing the chokes. Achieving Weber nirvana is a (big) step closer! Big thanks to Rob for setting this up, Keith for the time, parts and knowledge, Original Customs for hosting, and Glenn, Patricia and Bill for coming. It was a blast!

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Thanks for coming Leon. I will be switching to your ignition system as soon as you PM me with parts list and a starting timing map! 8P I can't wait!

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I'm sorry I missed this.. I will be watching for the Mikuni Hypojets.. Please keep us posted!

Rainman, Keith is already commenting on Sidedraft-Central about getting ahold of some Mikunis from Bill and 3D mapping and designing solutions for them. I have mixed feelings on this as Bill is already too fast to catch. Not sure I want his car running better... :disappoin

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Thanks for coming Leon. I will be switching to your ignition system as soon as you PM me with parts list and a starting timing map! 8P I can't wait!

Thanks for the reminder!

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Rainman, Keith is already commenting on Sidedraft-Central about getting ahold of some Mikunis from Bill and 3D mapping and designing solutions for them. I have mixed feelings on this as Bill is already too fast to catch. Not sure I want his car running better... :disappoin

Sounds like I'd better get signed up at Sidedraft-Central.. Sorry that your main competition will benefit. Will watch for Keith on Sidedraft-Central..

Tom

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Hello Rob and team,

Unfortunately i was out of the country when this session went down, but I'll definitely attempt the second session. Keep us updated please!

Thanks

Cat

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Will do, both Keith and the host location restoration shop Original Customs are onboard. I just need to pick a date and post it...

Nice! I'd be down to go again.

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Nice! I'd be down to go again.

You'd be 'teaching' Leon. As you recall, Keith gets overwhelmed in groups larger than 6-12. But you would definitely be an asset!

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You'd be 'teaching' Leon. As you recall, Keith gets overwhelmed in groups larger than 6-12. But you would definitely be an asset!

Not a problem! ;)

Seems like Keith is one-upping himself with the e-tubes. Looks like he's close to developing a newer, better version. The next tuning day could be a great chance to check it out.

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Hi all,

If you guys decide to have another tuning event with Keith Franck I'd like to know about it...

I'm in SoCal but would consider coming up to NorCal...

I actually just posted for the first time on sidedraft central about some mystery 44PHH jet bodies I'm wondering about...

-e

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Hi all,

If you guys decide to have another tuning event with Keith Franck I'd like to know about it...

I'm in SoCal but would consider coming up to NorCal...

I actually just posted for the first time on sidedraft central about some mystery 44PHH jet bodies I'm wondering about...

-e

Wow, that would be quite a trek! Hopefully we can set something up in the spring. Any plans, Rob?

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Not yet but if you have any ideas, I'm open to them. Actually, the way Keith has been experimenting lately, we will have some new things to try ourselves!

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Not yet but if you have any ideas, I'm open to them. Actually, the way Keith has been experimenting lately, we will have some new things to try ourselves!

That's what I'm hoping for!

Is Mark still up for hosting? It would be wise to time it so that we can try out Keith's new innovations once he's got them figured out.

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That's what I'm hoping for!

Is Mark still up for hosting? It would be wise to time it so that we can try out Keith's new innovations once he's got them figured out.

Mark is up for it... I have had perhaps a dozen different events at Mark's shop. We are good friends. Yes, I'm thinking March or April. After the rain but before it's too hot.

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