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Re: You can also try mercury sticks.. (archive)

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Posted by Angus on July 19, 2001 at 20:15:49:

In Reply to: You can also try mercury sticks.. posted by Stan on July 19, 2001 at 18:43:47:

just dont blip or let the throttle off hard or it will suck all the mercury into the motor and mercury does not compress! can you say bent rod!

..which are generally more accurate than va gages. Get them at any motorcycle shop for like 50-100 bucks. But do the adjustment outdoors, no kids around, in the open as a tiny amount of the mercury vapors will pass through the exhaust. Not good to breathe!!! Basically a tube connects to each cylinder's TB and then a vacuum is created above the mercury which then rises up rigid tubes. The whole thing is like 2 feet high and can hang from a hood bracket.


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