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carburetor choices suggestions

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sdiesel
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carburetor choices suggestions

Post #1 by sdiesel » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:01 am

some have had great success with the one barrel carb from the early sixties
carter i think made them ?
others like the 2 barrel.
i'm all over the one barrel as its least problematic and i've owned many fords with that carb.

but i want to hear suggestions and experiences from u .
the rig is heavy and the motor will be pulling and not reving other than to work through the zf 5 speed transmission.
4K is a good redline.
the cam is an rv cam
the overbore: .60
unmodified head but fresh reman.
a clifford intake and EFI exhausts

personal preference is a one barrel or an autolite 2 barrel
i really don't have any love for the 4 barrel carb.

I have a FISH that i could run on it thats a real possibility but im not energized right now to set it up ( which takes a lot of tinkering)

ideas?
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: carburetor choices suggestions

Post #2 by motzingg » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:15 am

pretty happy with the 2100 i'm running. It has been the most consistent and problem free modification on the truck.

runs better than the YF everywhere, although to be honest, the YF was never in the best operating condition.

i've also nudged that little screamin' 240 up to an honest 80 mph, with some pedal left. According to most folks i've talked to, that is faster than stock. Hopefully i'll get a chance to dyno the 300 with the 2 barrel pretty soon

1986F150six
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Re: carburetor choices suggestions

Post #3 by 1986F150six » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:40 pm

On my 1986 4.9L F150, I switched to Duraspark distributor and used a Carter YF from a 1970 F350. The carburetor works very well and was manufactured prior to any emissions, which I wanted due to having eliminated the EGR. I do, however, still use catalytic convertors. Emission testing is not required in this area.

It performs well, gas mileage is very good and adjustments are very easy.

sdiesel
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Re: carburetor choices suggestions

Post #4 by sdiesel » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:50 pm

thanks fellas

for th tips
after checking priceson the Carter and the autolite;
i just got energized to do the FISH again.
it was set up b4 i switched to propane and to reverse that process is an hour of work.
nothing i have ever driven has the throttle respnse of a fish and if i can work around the lack of a choke and the fie tuning problems i have had with the fish the rig will do ok.

....let you know how it goes.
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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