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General / Re: Trailer for 2 Legends
« Last post by chris on Yesterday at 12:19:18 pm »
Finally got a trailer, and ended up with the Kwik Load 20' car trailer.  Easy to roll them up, and they fit with a legal amount (here) of overhang on the rear.  Would have liked a 24', but they are hard to find and the few we found the cars bottomed out on the ramps.  KL they just scoot up.  Looked into the powered drop trailers but they are like 3x as expensive and more parts that can break.
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Engine backfire through carb
« Last post by MWilley on July 16, 2019, 11:08:50 pm »
Ok, got the carbs rebuilt from RRC. Had the wrong jets,springs and was told that the butterflies were closing back to 3/4 open when fully open. I had checked to make sure the throttle pedal stopped when the carbs fully opened when I bought it...I should have looked at the butterflies. Engine is back at USLCI should here something soon.
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Motor help
« Last post by Legends57x on July 16, 2019, 10:59:23 am »
Oil sight glass is at front of the engine as mounted within a Legends car. It is actually part of the transmission cover which is retained by 8-9 bolts if I remember correctly. Sight glass is located near top right hand side of the transmission cover just below the cylinder head barrels. You can usually see it using a flash light looking up from the ground by the front bumper. The sight glass indicates the oil level with the engine AND transmission, so oil level in sight glass should not be more than 1/2 to 3/4 full. If overfilled, oil will foam up due to the oil being run through the transmission gearing and then will likely spit out the breather port. If you do some searching within this website regarding proper oil levels, you will find lots of information as such.

Hope this helps!
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Motor help
« Last post by justfreaky on July 15, 2019, 09:09:18 pm »
As far as I know, It's on the back side of the engine near the firewall. You may need a small mirror or an inspection cover to see it. I don't use a Yamaha engine in my car. Perhaps one of the other guys can pitch in and give you better insight.

Steve
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Engine Care & Tuning / Motor help
« Last post by neptunekn on July 15, 2019, 03:55:44 pm »
Im brand new to legends. Have a hank Scott 1250 was wondering where the oil glass sight is located or if someone could post a pic of where it?s located. Was told on front of motor but all I see is a cover with 2 screw any help is much appreciated
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Engine backfire through carb
« Last post by MWilley on July 07, 2019, 08:33:10 pm »
Thanks for the info guys, I did change the puck on that intake before the race to get it back to .006 after noticing it was down to .003. It didn?t seem to make a difference and after a couple of practices we noticed it sounded like it was only running on 3 cylinders and the #3 cylinder header was about 100 degrees cooler than the rest. The new carbs brought the car to life a 1 practice and about 10 of the race.  I think we had a combination of things goin on.
My son still ran his fastest yet on 3 cylinders..LOL
This is our first experience having to send a motor out to get fixed. It?s all boxed and ready to go. I?ll keep guys updated when get everything back and get to running again.
Thanks
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Setup & Handling / Ride Height settings
« Last post by Mattmi on July 06, 2019, 04:35:41 pm »
Would anyone be willing to share ideas on ride height for restrictor plate racing on a 1/4 oval with slight banking?
Thanks!
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Engine backfire through carb
« Last post by Tom Cole on July 04, 2019, 01:20:02 pm »
FYI, the valve seats on these engines often get beat into the head which closes up your valve lash.  The problem you are describing is a symptom of this.
 It robs you of compression and if it is on an intake valve, you can lose port pressure...essentially pushing air the wrong way into the intake.  Both kill power and RPM.  You change the little pucks in the top of the spring caps to set the lash, but there is a minimum thickness on these pucks before they become a liability themselves.  Once you are at that point, the engine will have to go back to the builder for valve work because that part is under the seals.
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Engine backfire through carb
« Last post by Legends57x on July 03, 2019, 11:05:48 am »
The USLC engine shop will normally supply you with easy to follow list of instructions for proper break-in with the proper engine oil after rebuild.

Good luck!
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Engine Care & Tuning / Re: Engine backfire through carb
« Last post by MWilley on July 03, 2019, 09:02:04 am »
Thanks Steve. Yeah I hope this helps anyone else with this issue. After talking to the guys in Vegas the motor is going back east to ULSCI for a full rebuild and the carbs are going to Hank Scott. Any suggestions on proper break in once I them back?
Thanks
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