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Old 09-06-2014, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Driving my 30 up a hill

Guys can I get a few tips on driving my A up a steep hill I seem to lose power some back fire any suggestions will be most helpful
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Driving my 30 up a hill

Richen up the mixture with you GAV (turn it to the left).
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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Under load the spark plugs need more voltage than while cruising, so make sure the ignition is capable of producing a good hot blue spark at least 1/4" long. My slant pole original coil gives a good 1/2" spark.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:43 AM   #4
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back firing usually means a lean condition, fuel running away from the jet in the carb on steep inclines, you might have your float set just a little low, try raising it just a little, don't raise it so much the carb floods
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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It could also be low on gas. If you have bellow an 1/8 tank and try to go up a long hill you may start running out of gas. All the gas goes to the back of the tank instead of down through the outlet.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:03 PM   #6
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Damn Logan, I didn't think of that, im getting old I guess
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:37 PM   #7
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If you are that low on gas, just back it up the hill.
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