Originally Posted by KENNETH FORTUNE
What is the purpose of the reed vavles. I will do what it takes to get rid of as much popping as I can.
The reed valves are part of your emissions system - the idea is to introduce additional air into the carbs to burn off any unburnt fuel (before it hits your exhaust system and burns there). The popping on decel is - if I'm explaining this right - like little backfires as the fuel gets consumed. The only potential problem with marbling the valves is passing emissions inspection - not sure if you have to go through that or not. If you do, you can pull the marbles before inspection or just avoid marbling altogether and run it stock.