Understanding the Fuel Path Through Your Carburetor

Understanding the Fuel Path Through Your Carburetor

Cobwebs in the carburetor after a long winter?

Well, it’s time to fire them up!

Check out our first tech video to learn more about your VDL carburetor:

Go to youtube.com, and find VDL Fuel Systems Tech Tips:  Pump Circuit Troubleshooting.

As we come to the close of the race season and reflect back, most of us would say 2011 has been challenging and heart pounding.  We are in changing times, on and off the race track.  At VDL, we have one foot firmly planted in the practices and procedures that have made our customers successful, while keeping the other foot flexible and proactive in this changing world.  We are steadfast and confident in our technical abilities to build winning carburetors, and will continue being progressive in our search for better ways to service and support the specific needs of each racer.  One of those support areas is our website.  We are using this media as an interactive resource for the racer by posting frequently asked questions and their answers, common tech tips, as well as new information regarding tuning and performance.  We will be posting videos for an easier-to-understand approach to carburetor tuning and welcome questions so we can stay relevant to the racer’s needs.  We are also continuing our 24 hour phone service as we realize that our product is used more after office hours and strive to be that constant resource no further away than a cell phone.

Typically, December is filled with year-ending races and trade shows for VDL.  This year we will have a little different routine because the PRI Show rescheduled their dates to the same weekend as the 44th Snowball Derby in Pensacola, FL.  We not only participate in this race with our own house car, but also meet and work with hundreds of racers from all across the country.  Understanding our philosophy of being racers first and our preference for service over show, we have made the decision to forgo the trade show and concentrate our efforts on the racers.  The following week is the IMIS Show in Indianapolis, but as proud parents of a daughter who is a second year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point we will be attending the Army-Navy game in Washington DC that same date.  Our desire is always to be everything and everywhere for the racers, but conflicting dates have made us choose service to our customers and this once in a lifetime trip to our nation’s capital.

2011 has been a resounding success for our customers on asphalt and dirt, down the strip and through the chicanes, over the water and off the road, and we are moving into 2012 with excitement, anticipation, and confidence.  One of the ways we plan to become more effective is to publish monthly newsletters with pertinent tuning advice and articles.  These will be posted to our website, and could also be delivered directly to you.   If you would like to receive the VDL newsletters, please send your email address through vdlfuelsystems.com.

Thank you to all the race teams across the country that keep VDL on top!

Dan and Linda VanderLey