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Offenhauser DP to Clifford heating difference.

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F-250 Restorer
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Offenhauser DP to Clifford heating difference.

Post #1 by F-250 Restorer » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:35 am

I changed from a Offy DP to a Cliff. intake. Both have the engine coolant flowing through them. I changed the intake and engine a couple of months ago, so I've been playing with/adjusting the choke to get it right. However, with the Cliff. intake, using the same holley carb as was on the Offy, I find that I have to warm up the engine for five minutes or it wants to die when I try to accelerate. With the Offy there was no problem. Once the engine is warm, it runs well.

Thoughts?

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Re: Offenhauser DP to Clifford heating difference.

Post #2 by BigBlue94 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:40 pm

I've never had that problem with my Clifford. As far as I know, the Offy is built to use the factory manifold type of heat, whereas the Clifford has a long water jacket on the bottom of the manifold.

Did you readjust the carb due to the difference of the DP and the open Clifford?
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Re: Offenhauser DP to Clifford heating difference.

Post #3 by jason832 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:48 pm

I was going to suggest carb tuning as well. My Clifford doesn't seem to make a difference with or without water heat, very small if at all.

Maybe it needs a fast idle?

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