Originally Posted by fordss
got a question i got a chance to get a 1995 dodge ram 2500 360 engine i would switch it to carborated what would be hp difference stock is 230hp and 330tq thanks
With no other changes except carb instead of EFI, the peak
HP will be basically unchanged. I'd be surprised if there were a 5 HP diff either way, unless there were other changes like cam, headers, etc.
What you might be losing is seamless cold start up and overall drivability- the EFI can beat a carb for those things, including mileage and emissions. Depending on the static compression ratio, there could be a problem with detonation w/o the knock sensors. Better octane might be enough to offset the loss of knock sensors but if it isn't, using less total timing will hurt power, in some cases a LOT. But that remains to be seen.
To use a carb will also usually mean a different distributor will be needed to bypass the ECM.