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Old 09-04-2016, 01:35 PM   #11
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Re: Thompson power blast plate- Carb innovation?

Originally Posted by special-K View Post
I always thought a carburetor atomized the fuel to some degree when it mixes air with fuel. It's the flow of air that carries the fuel into the combustion chamber, not liquid dribbling in. Isn't it a combustible vapor entering the cylinder that ignites? I can see the benefits of further vaporizing (atomizing) if that's what this product actually does.
You're absolutely correct. The venturi tubes atomize fuel as it's drawn into the air stream under vacuum. This device deals only with the stream from the accelerator pump, which is introduced into the air stream under pressure. That's such a small percentage of the fuel burned in a carburetor, and as Davepl says, it's going to be vaporized except when the engine/intake are cold.
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