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08-03-2013 04:11 AM
vinniekq2 If VVCs are so good,why dont we see more of them?
08-02-2013 08:37 PM
kstang350
predator

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 10:15 AM
Cyberdiver
Predator 6000

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 11:31 PM
xxllmm4 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 10:13 PM
Kazoom guy just posted short vid clip on YB with twin preds on his... excellent throttle reponse...

Tunnel ram & twin predators test run - YouTube

post #131
anyone remember these carbs ....... - Page 9 - Yellow Bullet Forums
05-04-2013 02:19 AM
Protasone 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 07:08 PM
painted jester
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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?
From years back both. And the passages were bigger so as not to restrict alcy flow! Its been 30 years LOL Hard to remember! You used to be able to by the alcy or gas kits for them but I don't remember a conversion kit To convert gas to alc. the passages were different. A lot of roundy rounders used the alcy predators! They were the flash in the pan for a few years and faded out of style as carb & injection technology passed them by! They do look cool though!!!!!

Jester
01-29-2013 05:34 PM
BigEsGarage
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Originally Posted by 71nova355 View Post
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!
Amen. If it's free it's for me(some restrictions may apply)
01-29-2013 05:30 PM
BigEsGarage 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 05:09 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 02:22 PM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by BigEsGarage View Post
I found this today parked in front of my shop door this morning, at like 8:00.
Got no idea where it came from.....
I always wanted one to play with, it's clunky as hell and at the same time cool as hell. I remember seeing them mainly set up as dual's on high rise's at the strip when I was a young-in. I could care-less how it preforms some people here like em some don't. I'll just take it for it's worth and do what the older Rodders did; put one on a found out how it worked! That's the part of all this madness, to me, why we are here today. Ya'll veterans that got two cents to put in, here or there, this or that, it's all good! Just don't forget that the journey is part of the fun. So, smoke em if you got em. And I got one in mind that needs to find out.



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?

Jester
01-27-2013 04:55 PM
knighty BigEsGarage
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 04:53 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 04:52 PM
BigEsGarage @knighty, Right on.
You do that! I want to see how this turns out, for sure!
01-27-2013 04:50 PM
BigEsGarage 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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