Can I get a Amen?newchevyman said:OK, here we go, again.
First, I will say if you understand your carburetor (and it ain't rocket science) that most will serve you well if PROPERLY tuned. That means Holley, Edelbrock/Carter, Thermoquad, Quadrajet, etc.
If you don't take the time to learn how to tune it none will give you optimum performance.
That said, I prefer a Holley any day. Mainly because I understand them pretty well. And a Holley or any of it's derivatives such as Demon, has a pump shot that is much more tuneable, which when dialed in correctly will give better performance out of the hole. It just so happens that this is where most of us judge street performance.
I do believe an Edelbrock/Carter is more likely to run right out of the box. Please don't crucify me for this last statement because it is based on my personal experience and is not necessarily fact.
I also believe the Edelbrock or Carter (and I think Carter AFB is much better built than Edelbrock) is easier for a novice to tune. Again, just my opinion.
Now, for drag racing, I think Holley or a carb based on Holley design is the only way to go. No need to argue. Simply look at the top finishers that do not use power adders at your local drag strip to see what is on top of their intakes. It will be Holley most of the time, and normally one with mechanical secondaries.
Isn't that an off-road carb?!Ghetto Jet said:Amen, but I haven't used both.
You left out Q-Jets. They sound the best.
I bought one of the new 650cfm Thunder Series Carb, seemed like an improvement over the regular edelbrocks. I wasn't happy that I had to file out a hole in the base of the carb so it would drop down on the studs in the manifold. Hopefully thats the only problem it gives me.