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Old 01-03-2003, 08:53 PM
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Just in case i decide to go with a 4bbl carb what do you guys suggest? what should i pair it with... remember im not really looking for high performance just good gas mileage since the car is a daily driver.... and i live in california... gas prices are UP. i was leaning to a edelbrock carb rather than a holley....

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You wont be sorry going with the Edelbrock. I ran one for sometime and there real cool. Use a 5-600 for decent performance. HG
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WELL NOT REALLY LOOKING FOR PERFORMANCE BUT MILEAGE WOULD BE MORE IN A GOOD TUNE UP ,CLEAN AIR FILTER MAYBE A K&N AND FREE FLOW MUFFLERS IF I READ YOU RIGHT?
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I did a complete tune-up yesterday... put in new split fire plugs... changed the wires... did the oil change... i took off the carburetor(Rochester DualJet 210 2bbl) and tried to rebuild it and i am having a hard time putting it back together...i called a rebuild place around my house and they wanted 180.00 dollars to rebuild it.... i can get a new one for that... so i was thinking of just putting on a 4bbl but im looking for one that doesnt guzzle down the gas.... thanks in advance
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For simplicitys' sake...An upgrade to an EDELBOCK intake and 600cfm carb would probably be your best move. I am a HOLLEY person myself, but they can be tricky to get right sometimes. Usually, an EDELBROCK carb.runs fine right out of the box.

This along with a distributor tuneup and recurve and a good secondary ignition system will get you what you want, if you can keep your foot out of it.
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