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Offline money pit

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Carb and Manifold Combo
« on: February 02, 2019 - 05:04:30 pm »
What is the best carb and manifold combo for a 1974 360 engine. Did the 360 come with a Thermoquad as the base carb? The engine has been rebuilt and has a mild cam, otherwise stock. When I bought the engine it didn't have a manifold or carb. It's going in a 70 Barraduda with a 727 trans. Eventually I would like to get EFI. For now I just want to get it running and enjoy it. I'm looking for a daily driver not a racer. Thanks




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Re: Carb and Manifold Combo
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019 - 06:42:45 pm »
"best" is a relative term, there is a lot of factors that contribute to a satisfactory system; perception and tolerance being 2. The 360 would have come with Thermoquad (assuming it was a 4bbl motor). I suspect you will get a lot of opinions online as to what is "best". Everyone who has experience with these cars has a preference. I would recommend you do some research online (this counts toward that end) and see what meets your needs. For simplicity sake, you could run a factory 4bbl intake and something simple like a 600 CFM Holley (or carter, AFB, etc.). I personally like Holleys as that is what I grew up with and have the most experience with. I am not implying it is the best just what I know. That said, you could run that same 4BBL intake and a Fitech Go Street ($800 +/-) and even their new command system which eliminates the need to modify the fuel system.

Before the haters jump on my about the command center, I met with Fitech at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale and they showed me their new system which they claim it is completely overcomes the problems with the old system.
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Re: Carb and Manifold Combo
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019 - 01:20:37 pm »
What was the problem with the Fitech system and the fuel system? I did a little research and found that the Performer intake with a Edelbrock 600 cfm is a good combo for a every day driver. Like I said EFI is an option in the future.  Thanks

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Re: Carb and Manifold Combo
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019 - 03:48:23 pm »
The problem was the command center, the original was problematic and had issues. Fitech redesigned it so that it can be mounted in a wider variety of configurations and enhanced the performance.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)