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Re: carb choice
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017 - 10:14:00 PM »
180 is the thermostat

180 deg should be fine, you could step up to a 190 and see if there is an improvement. Do you live in an area where temps go below 50 deg F at this time of year? I would expect some jetting changes will be necessary when changing from the Weiand 8007 to the Eddy AirGap. EFI may be the way to go as EMCD suggests if you don't like carb tuning.
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Re: carb choice
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017 - 11:18:16 PM »
Chryco, is "dual inlet" mean it's a double pumper?  Your guess is I wouldn't have to tinker with the proform carb much once I get it dialed in?

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017 - 11:38:04 PM »
I live in the California desert. Always warm.  What would an EFI set up cost me?  Could anyone recommend a setup?  California has crappy gas in my opinion.

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017 - 11:45:53 PM »
Chryco, is "dual inlet" mean it's a double pumper?  Your guess is I wouldn't have to tinker with the proform carb much once I get it dialed in?
No dual inlet means dual fuel line in , double pump means 2 accel pumps that carb has both
FItech is the one to buy

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017 - 12:09:23 AM »
Sorry Chryco, be patient with me.  So this is a double pumper carb your recommending?  What is Fltech?

Another member recommend....

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pro-67207

Is the one you recommended superior as the price is higher?

Sorry for all the questions, just trying to avoid buying parts twice... Something I'm unfortunately good at.

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017 - 03:43:39 AM »
I forgot to mention that there is a 33 nozzle option.  I jumped from 28 to 43 and I noticed my rear panel had soot marks everywhere after a 100 mile trip.  I'm going to run the car tomorrow and pull the plugs and I'll post more later.  Im assuming the soot means I'm running rich?  Can running rich or lean damage an engine?

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017 - 07:13:11 AM »
I forgot to mention that there is a 33 nozzle option.  I jumped from 28 to 43 and I noticed my rear panel had soot marks everywhere after a 100 mile trip.  I'm going to run the car tomorrow and pull the plugs and I'll post more later.  Im assuming the soot means I'm running rich?  Can running rich or lean damage an engine?

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Rich won't hurt anything, very lean can lead to detonation. If you are new to tuning a ~$150 investment in a Wideband o2 would make the learning curve a whole lot flatter.
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Re: carb choice
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017 - 07:27:53 AM »
 By the questions that you are asking, you will learn a ton about tuning carbs once you install an A/F sensor kit!!!!! Then once you have a better understanding, upgrade carbs.

 No matter what carb you buy, you will need to make adjustments year around. The sensor kit will help you understand when and where the carb changes should be made.

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017 - 12:56:56 PM »
Mancini may have the best pricing on Proform , they used to
 FITech is an EFI option seems to be the best bolt on & go system right now worth looking into , I would use efi over carb anyday

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Re: carb choice
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017 - 02:33:57 PM »
I'm looking for something decent on mpg and something that doesn't need much tunning once it's set up.  Basically something reliable and I thought that's what Carter's are known for, but my rebuilt Carter needs to go. 

You just described all the reasons to go EFI.  If not go Proform, look at Mancini and Jegs for the best price. 

EFI does cost more than a Proform. Intake pump, new tank, fuel lines, filter/regulator, AN fittings are about $800 alone. Realistically you can expect $2000ish to convert over to EFI, whereas a new Proform is $600-800.  You can cut corners and do an inline pump, but its loud and has a shaky reliability.  Look at Summit for the FITech set up, best one out there.