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Predator carb

5 POUNDS (???) of vacuum. "drill holes in it and things like that" (?).
I'd like to suggest you get a couple of carb books, read them and experiment on a few carbs and you'll see why nobody buys the Predator carb. After several years of building engines, carbs, etc and dynoing engines weekly I now recommend hot rodders buy what works and 99% use Holley carbs on their performance vehicles.

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I can assure you guys that predators kick ***! Instant throttle response compared to any holley I have used.
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Kendig carbs

I have used these carbs since I was a teen and love them, the guys that seem to have problems, seem to be trying to tune them like holleys or other carbs which wont work. The guys that know how to adjust/set them up right usualy love them.



I am going to get two more for another tunnel ram project.



These Predator carbs originaly were the Kendig 1250 cfm race carbs, when dyno don and others started using them they were outlawed by nhra because of holley crying that they were a type of fuel injection carb. I heard dyno liked these carbs alot and would of stayed with them if nhra would of not buckled to holley demands. This along with some other bad luck is why these carbs are not more main stream, but I think there history just makes these carbs even more trick.















It sure would be nice if I could find some more original engine bay pics of dynos old maverick/pinto with these carbs.


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Man that is a stout carb, thanks for the side shot of the internals. I have thought about this carb for a stroker, has a weiland air-gap style intake that this would bolt on nicely. Always been sold on this carb and thanks to you I may have been pushed over the edge on this bad boy.

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I will bet money that the guys bashing predators have never used one. I had one of these on a 6.0 liter GM LS engine. Instant throttle response with zero lean or rich spots. Pulled like hell all the way to 7500 rpm's.
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Man that is a stout carb, thanks for the side shot of the internals. I have thought about this carb for a stroker, has a weiland air-gap style intake that this would bolt on nicely. Always been sold on this carb and thanks to you I may have been pushed over the edge on this bad boy.

Just killer!
You are right for sure once you run a predator and figure out how to set it up you won't run a Holley again,we run 5.73 in the 1/8 mile on our SBC all motor drag car and droped to 6.20 with every holley we tried. One question can you get kits for the 1200's or will the kits for the 6000's work? I've found one and I'm looking at buying it.I have the new style but need a little more carb!
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The Predator was always decent on a boat or a drag race car. They suck on anything that has to run at part load.
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The Predator was always decent on a boat or a drag race car. They suck on anything that has to run at part load.
Actually I had great drivability with my pxp predator on my 6.0 LS engine. I even have the version without idle circuits. It idles at 850 rpm's.
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Actuaaly I've run one on my daily driver 1978 transam and a 1995 chevy 1500 with a BBC and had no problems. Now I'm not talking about one with A/c and all kind of vacume robbing accesorys but we hauled *** and pulled cars with them.It all boils down to taking the time to learn how to tune it,just like a holley! Holleys are good once you get them sorted out to it's just you have to have the right carb size for your application with the holley where the predator can compensate for the size carb the motor needs!
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Perdator Carb

Well Im sure Holly and Barry Grant, Dominator/ and Edelbrock all love those that spend there money on this carburators. Just proves If you have enough money for Marketing, youll buy anything( case in point 6 Billion to re-elect Obomma.

If you know anything about induction, the variable induction is the best way to maximise airflow and velocity through a venturi.
All carburator manufactures use this technoligy in anycarb and almost all on their Vaccuum secondary carburator.
Lets face it the Perdator is not the best looking carb on the block and being tall gives it two strikes.
But variability and maximizing 14.7 to 1 fule ratio is probibly best accomplished with the predator and if your engine only flows half as good as the next guys, your vehicle will probibly perform better with the Predator.

I am looking for one now to put on my digger. I Have run Holly/ AFB/ WCFB /Autolite / Qjet and all work, just depends on how much fiddeling you want to do.
Anyone that has one and wants to sell let me know.
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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.
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Kendig vv

Here's a link to more info on the original version of this carb some of you will find interesting...

Kendig Carburetor VVC




http://www.tlawebstuff.com/kendig2.htm



http://www.tlawebstuff.com/kendig2.htm


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Sweet! Thanks for the read! Be Checking it out tonight, looks like a really cool concept.
Dose that black box, painted sliver,(last photo) attached to the fuel/metering cavity look original?
Every thing else is cast except for that box, it's machined. I haven't taken it apart yet but it looks like a second float assembly or something.....
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