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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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The extentions were ment for more fuel capacity and a double fuel feed. Predator has a kit for alcohol conversions. Maybe its good to have even just with gas.
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I built this car and engine in the 80's, The kendigs (preditors) performed better then I expected on the 429 with 30# boost but I never put on holleys to see if it would perform better or not? But on normally aspirated engines Holleys out performed them every time! Many of the 4 wheeler crowd liked the Kendigs because of the rough ride and leaning the truck over big rocks and up steep hills and down (they didn't have the problems of gas in the bowl's running away from the jets or power valves or splashing out the vent tubes like other carbs)!

I personally never liked them! they just never had the snap of a well tuned Holley !

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Wow!!! LOL I just noticed how old this thread is ,"2006" !!!!!! LOL

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I've just aquired one to use as a draw through on a turbo'd hemi six (265ci), in theory they should be great, from what i've researched, tuning is a breeze between selecting or manufacturing a fuel cam, and adjusting the spring rate on the top vaccum doors,

the chap that put me onto them is of the opinion they are the most forgiving carburettor, fitting it to a turbo'd holden 186ci, playing with it for a half an hour then pulling an 11.6, after many years and much tuning, he's since done an 11.4 with a 48mm dcoe weber.

Give me a few weeks and i'll let you know how it goes


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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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@knighty, Right on.
You do that! I want to see how this turns out, for sure!
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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.
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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
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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.



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?

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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!
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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?
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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)
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