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Old 01-31-2004, 12:55 PM
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Carb or Fuel Injected?

What in everybodys opinion is better Carb or Fuel Injected? What are advantages/ disadvantages to both? Im looking to drop a new engine in my 86 IROC and im not sure which to use? Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!
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Carb. Cheap.

Fuel injection has plenty of advantages, and price isn't one of them.

It's a "TOO" simple analogy, but it *does* work...?
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Carb is cheaper, more people know how to tune them, and they work pretty well.

Injection is expensive, you're probably gonna need a laptop computer to tune it, excellent throttle response and idle, excellent cold weather starting, NO more power than a well tuned and matched carb system.
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Agreed, carbs are cheaper but EFI is the best way to go if you can afford it. I still can't, so I'll be sticking with carbs for a while.
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I will add that EFI could make more power than a well tuned carb setup if the EFI is really tuned. With EFI timing can be tuned to be perfect for every condition. Fuel can also be fine tuned throughout the entire RPM range. You will not have a higher peak power, but you could theoretically add some power to those points in the RPM range where timing or fuel are not just perfect with carb and mechanical timing.

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Old 02-05-2004, 02:55 PM
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Okay so it seems that a carb would be the way to go since my camaro will only be driven to the local hotrodder spot and to the race track. Any suggestions about what kind of carb i should put on the 383ci? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Jim
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It depends somewhat on the parts you use, but a 750 should be good for a street 383.

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