|08-03-2013 03:11 AM|
|vinniekq2||If VVCs are so good,why dont we see more of them?|
|08-02-2013 07:37 PM|
Just bought a late model pred. carb for very cheap...I've built Holleys all my life from 1850s too 3310s too 4779s.I'm putting together a 427w sbf for strip use only.I'm going too find out what the facts are!! I can make a Holley do whatever I need.I'm open too "new" or old ideas.The carb looks very simple I am sure it flows well but making it give a good hp and torque curve is what I'am going too see if it will do.
|06-24-2013 09:15 AM|
I have recieved a Predator carb from brother in-law and I am trying to start my 383 chevy stroker with a Holley 650 carb but it won't start going to try the Predator see what happens this weekend coming.
|05-04-2013 10:31 PM|
This thread is still around!! LOL
anyway, I have run Predators, Holleys and Edelbrocks. If you have the time, money and tuning experience I would say a fully preped holley will be the winner. If your the average joe carb tuner the Predator would win hands down! The throttle response is INSTANT.
They are very simple in all aspects, that is also their downfall. Tuning is fairly limited in compassion to other carbs. One other thing they do well is 930CFM !!!! For the price of a used one and a rebuild kit you can have a giant Variable carb. Don't like it? Re-sell it on Ebay and your not out anything.
|05-04-2013 09:13 PM|
guy just posted short vid clip on YB with twin preds on his... excellent throttle reponse...
Tunnel ram & twin predators test run - YouTube
anyone remember these carbs ....... - Page 9 - Yellow Bullet Forums
|05-04-2013 01:19 AM|
FWIW I ran Holly's, Carters etc for a long time. Finally gave a Predator a try on my 71 Mustang. Never looked back. Loved it! 351C 4V, 11:1, Comp Cams 305H, .585 lift, Torker 2, BW t-10 4spd, 3.73 9" blah blah blah. Ran better and always consistent.
Seriously thinking about using another one for my 347 stroker Falcon project
|01-29-2013 06:08 PM|
|01-29-2013 04:34 PM|
|01-29-2013 04:30 PM|
Defiantly! I don't have any pic's yet but I partially tore it down, in between jobs, and it looks pretty good!
Don't seem like it saw much action, could be a good thing... Now the problem is fitting it under the hood... Damn thing is tall.
It's got a #3 cam in it now. Is the difference the fuel metering valve or the cams?
|01-29-2013 04:09 PM|
|71nova355||wow, people hateing on this carb so much is worth giving it a try. I know hollys work but who wants to be just like there neighbor? Dare to be different. Ive had rochestors, edelbrocks, and now my speed demon which I love! Plus it looks good and I found it new for a steal of a deal because someone read a bunch of negative responses after having bought it. I picked it up for a bill! lol If I ever come across a good deal Il try it!|
|01-29-2013 01:22 PM|
That carb you have is an alcohol Predator!!! It has to be completely modified for gas! Kendig built alc. and gas predators! The big fuel bowl is standard on the alcy carbs Not many of those left alive the alcohol did havok with the carbs material ( corosion)!! The drain plug is to drain fuel out between runs because of water accumulation (alcy draws moisture like a sponge) and corrosion characteristics of alcy! I hope this helps you out?
|01-27-2013 03:55 PM|
jump on ebay, find predator fuel cams, there's only three, a set should set you back about $30, have a peek in the bowl for anything sticking, and go easy on the idle adjustment, it looks like it's bakerlite under the screw.
from what i've heard, you shouldn't have to touch the vaccuum doors and just change out cams for a base adjustment
|01-27-2013 03:53 PM|
|Kazoom||One of the interesting things about the 1250cfm Kendig VVC is that it was originaly designed to be an alternative to Hilborn style fuel injection deals.|
|01-27-2013 03:52 PM|
@knighty, Right on.
You do that! I want to see how this turns out, for sure!
|01-27-2013 03:50 PM|
I can't stop laughing at all the madness this Carb has brought out!
I'm thinking about trying it out on a Ford 302". I'd like to change out the cam at the same time, just a RV can now.
Got flat tops in a 69 block out of a Rancho, Stock but tickled heads, roller rockers, Edelbrock Performer and cast exaust manifolds
from a 69 Ford F-100(can't run headers, they will Not fit.) Not to heavy of a car.
Going to be putting a Ford 9'',or some thing like that, in as well.
Any thing advice on set up would be great! Great Pictures keep em coming!
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