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Old 01-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Cool need advice...carbureted or not?

my husband wants so bad to make our 86 four eyed 5.0 fox carbureted...i totally disagree and want it left fuel injected...what do you all think is better?!
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

I already told him my opinion, but he likes grandpa bikes and carburettors, so good luck changing his mind. He will find out what kind of a ***** it is when its cold. Remember, your guys '85 WAS NOT carbed, it was just the split port EFI, and even that is better in the cold than a carb!
He's going to get more power from the EFI anyway, and he's not building it for the track only. This is his DD, and if he wants to keep it reliable for that, then stick with the EFI and call it good.
Now if I was building a track only car, I would throw an 850 Dominator on a 347 stroker and wax some ***, (if I wanted to stay N/A or with nitrous) because I'm not going to be trying to start that thing in the cold!
Trust me, both my old 4 eye cars were carbed, and they were cold blooded as all hell!
To each their own though, and do what makes him happy, that's just my $.02!
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

for what he is gonna spend carb'n it, he should leave it efi and just add mass air to it so it runs a lil better. the wires to add it are already in the plug, add a mass air pcm, and a junk yard mass air or aftermarket. he doesnt have to rewire the whole car to do it. i converted my 87 harness to mass air. and had less than $150.00 in the whole swap.


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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

the "86 FI Cars were weak , I know I've had both an 86 and an 85 , the 85 was a lot faster then the 86 .......... ( had a lot to do with the heads i believe ) and the first year FI wasn't thier performance wise yet ..
FI is a better system ,but it costs more if your going to make serious power . but in your case he'd have to convert back to carbed witch will run into a lot of expense also / ditributor ,ignition ,re-wiring etc .... on top of the price of a carb and intake .......
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

If its efi already and works pretty good then don't change it. If the efi is all f...ed up then carb it and have someone set the carb up right so it will start in the cold, I've never had a carbed motor that had a good carb not start in the cold, If you don't have the choke on the carb set up right then it will be a pain but mine all you have to do is push the gas 1 time to set the high idle and crank it, usually 2 or 3 revolutions of the motor and it starts at between 15%F-30%F then run for about 2 minutes and tap the gas and it idles where its suppose to.

But efi will be easier on gas "USUALLY".
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

well thanks for all the advice, i totally agree with EFI. i am not sure if this will change his mind but i am gonna try my hardest and tell him no...if anyone else has any advice please and thanks! (and thanks for the poll mike)
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

Gotta go with the carb.







Oh wait.... Just realized it's not 1983. EFI all the way.
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EFI... dont like carbs
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Re: need advice...carbureted or not?

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the "86 FI Cars were weak , I know I've had both an 86 and an 85 , the 85 was a lot faster then the 86 .......... ( had a lot to do with the heads i believe ) and the first year FI wasn't thier performance wise yet ..
FI is a better system ,but it costs more if your going to make serious power . but in your case he'd have to convert back to carbed witch will run into a lot of expense also / ditributor ,ignition ,re-wiring etc .... on top of the price of a carb and intake .......
86 had those turbo swirl heads a.k.a. the heart shaped cumbustion chambers. the thermaciter humps in those things were retardedly large. i ran a set with my blower, but i ported the shyte out of them...made awsome torque. i believe they are rated as the worst 5liter head cause the valves were shrouded excessively.
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