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linkert or s.s.

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Post by 1450 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:57 pm

hi all, like to put a linkert on my 57 pan it has as s.s. on it now, its hard to start when hot. so the better is linker or s.s. for a pan ? how is the linkert on hot starts ? i emailed Cotten on linkert . thx all
Ralland



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Re: linkert or s.s.

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Post by Cotten » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:09 am

Ralland!

I believe that there are no bad designs of carburetors.
Some are over-complicated, and some are awkward and ugly, but they should all start easily.

If your S&S carburetor is in order, then throwing a Linkert at the problem won't solve much, because it probably isn't the carburetor.
Are you running solids with aluminum pushrods? Are they tight enough?
Are you certain of perfect timing?
Have you pressuretested for vacuum leaks, including the pan cover screws over each intake port?

I have no doubt you will someday desire to run a Linkert anyway, but lets get to the bottom of the problem first.

....Cotten

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Re: linkert or s.s.

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Post by 1450 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:02 pm

Cotten wrote:Ralland!

I believe that there are no bad designs of carburetors.
Some are over-complicated, and some are awkward and ugly, but they should all start easily.

If your S&S carburetor is in order, then throwing a Linkert at the problem won't solve much, because it probably isn't the carburetor.
Are you running solids with aluminum pushrods? Are they tight enough?
Are you certain of perfect timing?
Have you pressuretested for vacuum leaks, including the pan cover screws over each intake port?

I have no doubt you will someday desire to run a Linkert anyway, but lets get to the bottom of the problem first.

....Cotten
thx Cotten i guess i have somme checking out before i put on a linkert on. i have solids and aluminum pushrods ?

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Re: linkert or s.s.

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Post by Cotten » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:52 pm

Ralland!

Aluminum pushrods are a necessary evil that has been discussed many times on this forum.
The great search function tab at the top of the page will find you things like:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5947&start=0&hilit= ... 813319ad5f

Or, you may find the Knowledge Base more convenient.

Enjoy!

...Cotten
PS: Do you have a Linkert and manifold handy?

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Re: linkert or s.s.

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Post by 1450 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:26 pm

Cotten wrote:Ralland!

Aluminum pushrods are a necessary evil that has been discussed many times on this forum.
The great search function tab at the top of the page will find you things like:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5947&start=0&hilit=aluminum+pushrod

Or, you may find the Knowledge Base more convenient.

Enjoy!

...Cotten
PS: Do you have a Linkert and manifold handy?
yes Cotten i have a m74b and manifold. i taken the bowl off yeserday its looks good . i do'nt know if its the wrong manifold ? i have to get the #

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