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TM34 Flat Slide Gas Carburetor for 390-420-440-460 Big Block Clones
TM34 Flat Slide Gas Carburetor Kit for Big Block Clones
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TM34 Flat Slide Gas Carburetor for 390-420-440-460 Big Block Clones

Part Number: TM34EC-1K
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TM34 Flat Slide Gas Tuned Carburetor for Big Block Clones
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Description

The TM34 is a 34mm bore slide carburetor setup and is tuned for the popular Honda-Clone Big Block engines, including Predator 420, Wildcat 460, and Original Honda 390


The flat slide provides better flow characteristics than round slide carburetors, providing better response and tuning consistency. The carburetor works with most modified cruisers and race engines running on gas. However, we often get questions about whether a carburetor will work for a combination, so here are our recommended engine specs to get the most from this carburetor.

Recommended Engine Specs:
390-460cc
Camshaft 275+ lift, 240+ duration
28-36° Ignition Timing
Stock or Ported Heads with 35mm+ Intake Valve

Note: All Carburetors are affected by atmospheric conditions(Barometric Pressure, Humidity, Ambient Temperature, Elevation, etc.). Each carburetor is calibrated, tuned, or jetted for the application but may require additional tuning depending on the conditions. 

FAQ

Is this carburetor tuned for race gas?
Race Fuel is specially formulated with different characteristics based on racing conditions. The carburetor itself should have no problem running a race fuel regardless of the octane, but octane rating is not an indication of added performance, just the ability to reduce detention. However, oxygenated fuels or containing accelerants may need additional tuning due to changes in the air-fuel ratio. It's best to contact your race fuel provider to ensure the chemistry works for your application and if there is any need for tuning adjustments.

Can this carburetor run or be tuned for E85 or other ethanol blends?
We don't recommend ethanol for any carburetor used for small engine engines. Ethanol percentages are seasonal and regional, and you may experience significant changes in performance and struggle to stay consistent with carburetor tuning. Ethanol also draws a lot of moisture. You may have a higher water content from pump stations, or if the fuel is bought from a race shop or fuel blender that isn't properly stored, it will be contaminated with water over time, which hurts performance. Since lead has been removed from many of our polymers used for o-rings, inlet needles, etc, ethanol can cause them to shrink, grow or disintegrate over time. If possible, use pure gasoline. 


What is the barb fitting for on the intake?
The fitting is to get a vacuum signal for external fuel pumps. The intake is the recommended place to get your pulse rather than the crankcase or valve cover. 


Is the carburetor for gravity fed or by a fuel pump?
Both. If you are using a stock fuel tank, the fuel tank outlet needs to be above the fuel inlet of the carburetor. In most cases, it is not, so the tank needs to be raised. When relocating the tank or using a remote tank for gravity feed, keep the tank within a couple of feet. If the tank is too high, it may pressure the fuel enough to force the inlet valve open, causing a rich condition. When using a fuel pump, use a round-style vacuum pump. Do not use electric fuel pumps, or if using some dual feed pump will have too much fuel pressure and will force the inlet valve open, causing a rich condition. The best pump to use is the Walbro FPC-1.

How does this carburetor compare to Tillotson or Diaphragm Carburetors?
Properly tuned Tillotsons designed for your application have performance and tuning advantages. However, Tillotsons or diaphragm carburetors on 4-cycle engines are not made to idle and will be finicky if not used properly. Unless you are kart racing(oval or sprint), we normally recommend using a bowl carburetor. 

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