Handy tuning tips for modular carburetors

Handy tuning tips for modular carburetors

Part 1 of 2 By Sam Logan Engines produce vacuum and over the past 120 years engineers have contrived ingenious ways to harness its power to the engine’s induction system. Through a labyrinth of small-bore drillings in the carburetor, the vacuum draws a potent mixture of air and fuel. So formidable is the mixture, it empowers naturally aspirated full-bodied 500cu in race cars to speeds in excess of 213mph in a distance no greater than 1,320 feet! Although its fumes ignite, gasoline won’t burn and produce energy in an internal combustion engine in its liquid form. Instead it needs to be emulsified (mixed with air), atomized, (separated into fine particles) vaporized (transformed to a gaseous state) and compressed in order for it to produce energy. The carburetor takes responsibility for the emulsification and the atomization processes while the vaporization occurs in the induction tracts. In addition, the carburetor must meet the air-fuel ratio requirements of the engine.To emulsify the air and fuel, small-bore drillings are placed in the air entries on the top of the carburetor. They are known as air bleeds. The emulsified mixture is then drawn rapidly through a multitude of small passageways and distributed into the fast moving air stream in the carburetor’s throttle bores for atomization. It is discharged through a dozen small ports, three in each throttle bore. They are known as idle, transfer slot, and boost venturi. The idle discharge ports and transfer slots are located in the throttle bores of the base plate and draw their source of fuel from the fuel bowls via the carburetor’s idle wells. The boost venturii and...

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Street Demon: An interview with its designer

Street Demon: An interview with its designer

by Sam Logan   In mid-January 2012, the new 625 Street Demon carburetor was debuted in Los Angeles, California during the MPMC media-manufacturers conference. Designed to suit a large variety of stock to mildly tuned engines of up to 450 horsepower, the Street Demon cuts an elegant figure and caused considerable interest at the conference. Then in mid-February 2012, during pre-production dynamometer experiments, it fuelled a 376cu in LS-3 engine that generated in excess of 450 horsepower. Of course during the normal course of carburetor selection few would consider installing a 625cfm street carburetor on a 500hp engine. Clearly an engine of this capacity ideally requires a bigger carburetor, probably one of 750CFM. Still, evaluation tests or not, the Street Demon carburetor’s performance raised a few eyebrows. The Street Demon’s production is scheduled to begin in early spring 2012 and given the chance to meet its designer, Larry Tipton, it seemed a fine opportunity to get to know more about what had inspired it and how it works. Larry Tipton has spent most of his life in carburetor design and development. He began with Carter in October 1966 in St Louis as a designer of carburetor components and later was appointed to the advanced design group for new carburetion. Today he is the inspiration behind the new 625 Street Demon. 1) What was the inspiration behind the Street Demon? “Since its beginning Demon Carburetion has specialized in racing carburetors, usually for drag racing and for oval track competition and for street-strip and muscle cars. Later the Demon SixShooter and the Demon 98 carburetors and their attendant intake manifold systems were...