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What is a good carb?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RingMaster4x4, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am looking for a good carb. I do mostly mud so it need to work good throughout the RPM band. I have thought about a Holley Truck Avanger but not sure if will work in the higher RPMs. I had a holley 850 Double Pumper that I liked and a Street Avanger. Any info on what you use or one of the carbs I name (except the Street Avanger) would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Q-Jet all the way. If the tuning scares you have someone else do it. Mine idles over anything and starts on first bump all day all trail long. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i'll second the vote for the QJet
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The Q-jet or that 850CFM double pumper. Q-jets are very easy to live with day after day when in good condition as far as carbs go but I am a big fan of a double pumper when you hammer on it.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    For your app. I'd say Holley 4150 double pumper all day.
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I have an Edelbrock and hate it. I personally can't wait to get it off and get the TBI on. So, mainly what I have to add is that whichever carb you pick, make it NOT be an Edelbrock squarebore.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It seems like a lot of people are having problems with AFB style edelbrock carbs on angles. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    It seems like a lot of people are having problems with AFB style edelbrock carbs on angles.

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    I had no problem with mine once I posted up and did the old "sky hook" in to the trash can(no kidding it went in the trash can) with My POS Edelbrock performer carb /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif What a wast of money that piece of trash was /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Yeah no [darn], $200 down the drain, my TBI setup is gonna cost me about $500 when its over and that includes the high amp alt and the serpentine belt conversion.
     
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    I think most of the problems people have with edelbrock carbs, is trying to run at angles. I agree, they are definitely not the best carbs for that. but, I think if you're gonna run mostly mud, an edelbrock performer is a great carb. I've never had any problems with mine, and you don't even have to tune em...just bolt em on and go. just depends on what you really wanna do with it I guess. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If someone only does mud running why stop with an edelbrock AFB style? I would rather have a double pumper feeding a motor plenty in the higher RPM range. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I think that I am going to go back the the Double Pumper. Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I think that I am going to go back the the Double Pumper. Thanks

    [/ QUOTE ]sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     

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