Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Confused about carbs, need help!
View Single Post
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 11:22 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
cobalt327 cobalt327 is offline
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 595 Times in 545 Posts
Maybe that's why I recommended the DP to him in the first place, w/reservations. You're preaching to the choir. FWIW I used a 4777/4779 DP on 8 of the 11 engines I had in my DD Camaro.


But what ET's better (WOT) doesn't necessarily make the best all around street carb, either.
The idea that the carb is only about the engine, and is apart from and not affected by the rest of the combo and vice-versa, is a flawed theory IMO. The carb is just as much of a part of the whole combo as is any other important part. The CFM is about the engine as far at max output goes, but when you're looking at the whole picture and not just WOT performance (power under the curve), you'd have to see that there are some carbs better suited to a combo than others. Else why is there different types of carbs in the first place?

Last edited by cobalt327; 01-16-2013 at 11:41 PM.
Reply With Quote