POLL: Which is your favorite carb(s) of choice?

Fuel and Air Systems

Which is your favorite carb(s) of choice?

  1. Holley

    166 vote(s)
    46.6%
  2. Carter OEM AFB/AVS

    43 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. Edelbrock Performer (AFB/AVS)

    61 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. ThermoQuad

    47 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. Demon

    20 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. Weber

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. Summit brand

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. Other (be specific! Include details)

    15 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. 66fs

    66fs FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    How sad is that??? With slicks and headers! Anyway I forget how low he got his times, but it was a real example of how far off your combination can be.
     
  2. fnaramore

    fnaramore POWEEERRRRRR

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    Nah, nah he was just barreling down the strip... At an ET slower than my silverado :D lol
     
  3. 66fs

    66fs FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    We had a guy in a 4 cylinder Honda that was almost faster. To be honest I've pulled my share of bonehead moves. Hopefully we learn and help others, so they don't have to make all the mistakes we did. The thing would go, but not till it was wound up pretty good.
     
  4. sireland67

    sireland67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yes they did.
    I can say one thing the original QJ on my vette hits hard and smooth and I am not a Chevy guy.
     
  5. CHEATHAM

    CHEATHAM Well-Known Member

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    C&S carbs, Pro Systems
     
  6. Mopar to ya

    Mopar to ya Well-Known Member

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    Since my Holley is once again dumping fuel from the secondaries due to needle and seat issues, and the fact that I adjust it several times a month, Holley is not at the top of my list. I never had an issue and never once adjusted my Edelbrocks. I would dearly love to try a Demon carb.
     
  7. mph

    mph Well-Known Member

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    Even though Im running a road race spec Holley 750 dp on my 273, I would love nothing more than a set of quad Webers
     
  8. hangn0ut

    hangn0ut Well-Known Member

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    Dilithium crystals for me Captain!
     
  9. ab7fh

    ab7fh Well-Known Member

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    Holley double pumper for the dragsrip and Edelbrock for the street.

    I had always been a Holley man for everything until I ran dual Edelbrocks on my 318 Poly. Man that thing runs great! The carbs might as well be EFI as far as driveability. I'm getting 14 MPG with dual quads 3.73 gears and a gear vendors OD.

    I say Holley's on the track because from all the tests I've seen Holley's make better power at WOT than the Edelbrocks in the same application.

    I never had good luck with the Holley vacuum secondary carbs. They always felt like they were soft, like they were missing something....
     
  10. terzmo

    terzmo Well-Known Member

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    proform950..cheaper than a holley and easier to adjust
     
  11. cletus

    cletus Cooter's Apprentice

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    That's awesome, I'm stealing it.
     
  12. Thumperdart

    Thumperdart Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Holley/Demon style carbs myself but other styles work just as good in the right hands.............
     
  13. dtmlevatan

    dtmlevatan Long time lurker

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  14. mr68gts

    mr68gts Well-Known Member

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    Most prefer Holleys due to the fact that the tunability info is out there. The others take a bit of tinkering with em to get to work for your application. Any carb is a great carb when properly tuned. Holleys can be finicky at times. Especially with the needle and seats that can stick from debris. I don't run a filter on my fuel cell setup and have had one problem with a stuck needle. Holleys seem to be easier to tune which may also make them more popular. There's no denying the perfomance of a Holley.

    Personally I prefer Holley's because that's what I am used to. I agree that the 3310's tend to be soft. (that can be tuned out also in truth) I had one on my 340 till I picked up a 850 DP. Like the 850 better for my application. People have asked my opinion on carbs and I ask them what do you REALLY want to do with your car? Hop in a drive it and not have to tinker with it once in a while, buy a Carter/ Eddy what ever. But learn the tuning of them. Great carbs just like Holley's.

    Just me....
     
  15. searcher1990

    searcher1990 Well-Known Member

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    holley
     
  16. the67fish

    the67fish Well-Known Member

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    31 years and 378K miles of Daily Driving with just ONE rebuild the Quadrajet on my GM pickup is by far the best carb I have ever had, its not a racing carb by any means (unless running stock classes) but it makes fair power for a stock motor and right now it is working as good as new with the exception of needing a new choke element.
     
  17. abodyjoe

    abodyjoe Well-Known Member

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    love the thermoquad but usually run holleys. easy and cheap to get and parts are easy to get.
     
  18. mguner

    mguner How many is too many?

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    Spray paint cap...

    Hey what about those 83-84 cop cars with a 318 4 barrel quadrajet? Now there's a carb for ya!
     
  19. 66fs

    66fs FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I'd take a good QJ over a Holley, any day.
     
  20. the67fish

    the67fish Well-Known Member

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    I just use a coke can cut in half with a pocket knife held under a bottom float bowl screw and a rag under that so not to stain the intake with fuel
     
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    My first mopar had a afb on it back in the mid 60's. To me the afb was simple to work on and the holleys were a pain.... Now days I would go with the holleys the one I bought for my dart has never given me any problems.. I bought a new afb when I first built the engine.. it was fine but when it got hot or in the summer gas would run out of the secondary shaft and it was hard to start because all the gas that boiled out of the bowls... I tried heat shields but nothing worked. I switched to holley with there heat shield and problem solved...
     
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