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mixture and idle

brettyb2002

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hey all my old commy's runnin to rich , and need to re-adjust my mixture , if anyone could please tell me the best most effective way of gettin the mixture correct that would be great ! and also i dont like to mess around with carbies , and i cant remember which was mixture and which was idle , was it the top screw for mixture or the bottom one ? 0.o its the old varijet carbie

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Bretto
 

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k, wind the mixture screw all the way in till the engine starts dying, then count the turns as u wind it out till the engine starts dying. Divide that number by two and thats the number of turns u need to wind it back in again.

PS the motor needs to b running.
 

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dolphin14 said:
k, wind the mixture screw all the way in till the engine starts dying, then count the turns as u wind it out till the engine starts dying. Divide that number by two and thats the number of turns u need to wind it back in again.

PS the motor needs to b running.

Thanks dolphin , u cant tell me if the mixture screw is the one on the rocker cover side down the very bottom ?
 

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This setting worked for me which u could try for the mixer screw, 2.5 .. tuen all the way in then back 2 turns and a half.

The idle i wouldnt know as ive installed headers on mine and had to adjust the timing abit.

Overall im thinking VC commodore which has a blue motor, your's is probley black sothe mixture setting might be a bit different?
 

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brettyb2002 said:
Thanks dolphin , u cant tell me if the mixture screw is the one on the rocker cover side down the very bottom ?
regardless of the motor, my info was for a varajet 2 carby, which was exactly where u have just described. I know its a PAIN IN THE ARSE of a place. i found i could do a good job with a pair of long nosed pliers
 
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