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 Post subject: carbs and offroading
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:03 pm 
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I'm building a rockbuggy and was planning to use a G13B motor with some sort of sidedraft carb. not sure which one would be least likely to flood in some off camber angles. any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: carbs and offroading
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:52 am 
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szabotage wrote:
I'm building a rockbuggy and was planning to use a G13B motor with some sort of sidedraft carb. not sure which one would be least likely to flood in some off camber angles. any suggestions?


fuel injection doesnt flood at any angle 8)

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thanx but I want something with simplicity, I've had too many fuel injection woes in the past when I hit the trail. it may be my only option if I can't find a carb to suit my needs.


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Holley is the only maker that I know of that makes a carb that is built to be driven off road!

I had an upgrded weber 2 bbl carb on my samurai and I never had a prob with it not working even at bad angles!!

I beat the hell outa my sami and she never once stalled out because of the position she was in!!

Try that one!

http://www.22re.com/main/toy/weberdist.htm

I have seen them on ebay for around $250 to $350

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I think your best bet would be to stick with the original Suzuki carb. G13A engine is also used for the SJ413 4X4 and I haven't heard any complaints about the carburetor so far.

I only have personal experience with an SJ410 and the engine keeps chucking away happily even after tipping the car over on its side (yes, I've done it at a trial competition :oops: ) as long as there's enough fuel in the tank to keep the fuel pump happy.

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You could do a webber carb swap. It's pretty common for people to do on samurais. What I want to do on my samurai is a propane conversion kit from http://www.gotpropane.com Propane is a lot simpler setup than fuel injection and runs at any angle. IMO it is a hell of a lot better than a carb.
Another option is a mechanical fuel injection (my-fi) setup from http://www.zuksoffroad.com I've only heard good things about that system.

Here are a couple of sites to check out.

http://www.zukikrawlers.com
http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum

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