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Old 11-08-2011, 10:23 PM
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Looking for the right intake/carb on my 327

I recently bought an unfinished 1923 Tilted T- Bucket. It is powered with a 1965 Corvette 327 that has been rebuilt. It appears that someone has put roller rockers and some sort of a cam in but I have no idea what it is. Other engine modifications are unknown at this point. It does have an aluminum intake and looks to be a 600 CFM Holley. The 327 is paired with a 350 turbo trans.

The motor starts fine but smells too rich and idles too fast. I try to turn the idle down below 1000 rpm and the motor dies. The carb has no choke of any kind. I like the look of a high rise tunnel ram and 2 4's . . . would that work on this setup? What type of intake/carb would you folks recommend in this application.

I don't plan to race it, just show it and ride in parades, car shows, etc. I am looking for something that starts, runs and drives like my daily ride . . . just more flashy!

Any help would be greatly appreciated, hope I can return the favor!

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it' possibly needs the needle seats checked to see if any dirt or tarnish is keeping them from seating.if so clean and if cont. there is a screw on the side of each bowl start car put rags to absorb fuel-that runs out once you take the front screw out slowly. the fuel should barely trickle out. if you've never did this maybe you should get someone that knows to teach you how,i wouldn't wont to hear of your car burning up. the list on the carb. should be 1850 for 600 cfm. if by Chance it is a d--pumper get rid of it and get a vacuum secondary. check timing, valve lash,and vacuum advance pod. hope this helps
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Thanks Tommy

I really appreciate the input! Yes I have some experience setting float height on a Holley. I will check that and the needle seats when I return to the USA. I am presently in Auckland New Zealand on business installing machinery.

I will let you know what I find out on my T-Bucket, Thanks Tommy!




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it' possibly needs the needle seats checked to see if any dirt or tarnish is keeping them from seating.if so clean and if cont. there is a screw on the side of each bowl start car put rags to absorb fuel-that runs out once you take the front screw out slowly. the fuel should barely trickle out. if you've never did this maybe you should get someone that knows to teach you how,i wouldn't wont to hear of your car burning up. the list on the carb. should be 1850 for 600 cfm. if by Chance it is a d--pumper get rid of it and get a vacuum secondary. check timing, valve lash,and vacuum advance pod. hope this helps
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I recently bought an unfinished 1923 Tilted T- Bucket. It is powered with a 1965 Corvette 327 that has been rebuilt. It appears that someone has put roller rockers and some sort of a cam in but I have no idea what it is. Other engine modifications are unknown at this point. It does have an aluminum intake and looks to be a 600 CFM Holley. The 327 is paired with a 350 turbo trans.

The motor starts fine but smells too rich and idles too fast. I try to turn the idle down below 1000 rpm and the motor dies. The carb has no choke of any kind. I like the look of a high rise tunnel ram and 2 4's . . . would that work on this setup? What type of intake/carb would you folks recommend in this application.

I don't plan to race it, just show it and ride in parades, car shows, etc. I am looking for something that starts, runs and drives like my daily ride . . . just more flashy!

Any help would be greatly appreciated, hope I can return the favor!
If you like Tunnel ram, There is a way to make it look flashy and reliable. It may cost you a little and it will work with the setup you got. Just get a pair of 390 CFM #8007 and an Edlebrock Street Tunnel Ram. DO NOT BUY The Tunnel ram kit that comes with a pair of 450CFM Holley.
They are worthless carbs. There is a website where can get a pair of 390 CFM that is setup for Tunnel Ram.
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Thanks!

I appreciate that lg1969! That does sound practical and it would look sharp. Are you referring to the Edelbrock 7110 or the 71101 Tunnel Ram? I don't really know the difference althought it would look good to find a polished aluminum Tunnel Ram. Do you happen to know the web site name that sells the pair of carbs? I assume a gas line would be required for each carb and a special linkage to hook them together? Where would I find those items?

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:58 PM
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here is the 390 cfm for tunnel ram
http://www.allcarbs.com/detail.php?p...=71&stt=0&gb=2

Both tunnel Ram will work fine except the 71101 is a polish Tunnel Ram. Jegs or Summit sale the TR. but they are pricey. It will look Awesome.
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Thanks lg1969

I really appreciate you time. The old T-Bucket pic is my icon now.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:35 PM
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This is mine in a 69 Chevelle

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Very Nice!

I had a 1970 396 4 sp Chevelle when I was a teenager back in 1975, I stayed in trouble with that thing!
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I see your carbs are side mounted

Do you prefer that over inline or is that a must on a BBC? Are those 600 cfm?
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:53 PM
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They are modified 390 Holley and had to mount them sideways to clear the bowls. I converted it from single feed to a dual feed setup, It's sits on a 406 sbc. With 410 gears and a 3500 stall coverter in TH350, It runs real scary fast.
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That is too cool!

Thanks for sharing it with me and thanks again for your advice! It is 6:00 p.m. Sunday here in Auckland New Zealand and got to go into work at 7:00 p.m. I can't wait to get back home to Kentucky this Tuesday!
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Hey lg1969! Got time for a few questions?

I got my polished tunnel ram and twin 390's on order!

My 327 has a factory distributor with coil built in on top of it. Will that work OK or do you suggest something else?

My 327 numbers show it was a 62-65 vette motor and I assumed the heads matched, they don't. The heads are a from a 75-85 262-305 motor which is a light casting. Will these work OK or do you suggest aluminum or older cast iron heads?

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Great! You order the parts but I would replace with an MSD dist. or a Mallory unilite dist. The coil is going to get in the way with rear bowl if the carbs mounted inline. The heads you got will be fine for now but i would replace something different. I would get the 202 64CC heads weather it's alum or cast iron. Let me know how it works.

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