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Needs new carbureator... or FI?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ddragggon, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    my 73 K20 has the worlds worst carbureator stuck to it ( something by carter) that I need to get replaced, due to its complete unusability, over/under enrichment, flooding/leaning on left and right turns, and inability to run at any angle past about 8 degrees... I'm thinking possibly a new edlebrock Q-jet, or a holley pro-jection system ( since thats only a little more then a new Q-jet) anyone love/hate thier pro jection system? any problems with it? extranious mods that'll be needed? etc?

    thankyou,
    -Rich
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't have any first hand experience with the pro-jection.......but i have seen quite a few people decide to run something else after trying to keep the Holley system happy and not having much luck.

    Try a search using Holley Pro-jection as the key words and see what comes up.

    Rene
     
  3. lizard

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    I would have to say if you are not retrofitting a factory fuel injection system then go with the qjet. q-jet is closest thing you can get to FI and is 90% as good anyway.
     
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    It all boils down to $$$$

    I have the Howell TBI FI.
    Basically, this is the factory system with Holley's TBI fuel injectors.

    Then there is the Holley PRO-Jection. I heard many horrible stories too. Here lately, I think Holley got their QA under control, and there new units should be good.

    Next is TPI... $$$$$$$
    Factory
    Howell,
    Edelbrock,
    Accel.

    I am sure there are others... those are the ones I am familiar with.

    I went with the Howell unit, because it would be new...and if anything ever broke on a trail, I could go to NAPA, AutoZone or wherever and say I need an O2, MAF, or a TEMP sensor for a '87 - 91 Chevy truck... POOF they almost always have it in stock.
    I carry a spare fuel-pump, computer, chip, HEI module, and coil with me when I hit the trails.
     
  5. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

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    stick with a carb if ya don't feel like puttin in a computer and all that stuff. and if ya stay with carb get the q-jet. the best out there. good luck. later.

    jacob
     

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