Proper way to set idle mixture - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 01, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody.

The carb:
600cfm edelbrock performer.

The question:
When I set my mixture, I used a vacum gauge, and set it for highest vacum.
Then...3 months later, I am reading my carb. manual(which I should have done first) and it says to set it by turning the mix. screws until the highest rpm is achieved.

which way is correct?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 01, 04:24 AM
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The highest vacuum will give you the highest rpm; they're basically going to get you to the same place. It's just easier to see a small change on the vacuum gauge than with most tachs.

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