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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted October 17, 2001 04:38 PM
I am a senior and I Hodgson auto tech I appreciate your help it is very hard to get technical information on carburators I am doing the advantages/ disadvantages for each kind of carb/ and I am also going to compare them what engine they are I deal for. Also I am trying to also compare a 4-barrel performance carb I have plenty of parts but I need good info. No offense to the companies selling stuff but thats all I can find. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 408
posted October 18, 2001 07:10 AM
fwiw, Doug Roe wrote a great starter book on Rochester Carburetors which is available off of It should be just the thing to get you some info like that on the Rochester line of carbs.
For Holleys, HPBooks has several out there containing more info than you'll ever need on Holleys. I believe you'll also find these on as well.
Not that I'm pushing for either of these authors or for amazon, but that's the first place I'd start ya out for some good baseline info on carb functionality.
Holley's website also will have plenty of schematic drawings and cut-away views for you to refer to or use in your work.
As for other carbs such as Weber, Motocraft/Autolite, Stromberg, Carter, etc etc etc, one person you may want to contact is the owner of this business:
It's a family-owned business with more info than you'll ever need for your project.

Good luck, and if there's anything else I can assist you with, or more specific questions you have, feel free to contact me.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted October 18, 2001 08:54 AM
I am glad you took this one KP I am not much on carbs.I wanted to awnser but didnt have the knowledge.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted October 18, 2001 09:22 AM
You might be able to get information about Weber carbs at their website...


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