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hrace18
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 20, 2002 12:32 PM
On my street stock we have to use a stock Rod. carb, either 2 or 4 bbl. We are limited to a stock 4bbl cast iron intake, and stock heads. I am going to use the 64-66 double hump heads I have. I was thinking of running a Q-jet, but was told that a 2 bbl would work just fine. I can't run a cam with more than .525" lift and the track is a 1/2 mi semi banked. Probably turn 7000-7,500 max. Ofcourse my thinking was bigger is better, but then again it isn't always better .

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6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted January 20, 2002 03:10 PM
A 2 bbl. might work fine, but a good Q-jet will work better.

Eljojo
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted January 20, 2002 05:49 PM
Get one of the big q-jets. Like came on th e502 Caddy. With a little tuning-----you'll be smokin!

Donnie Ross
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted January 21, 2002 07:04 PM
if you are allowed use a high volume fuel pump with 1/2 inch line and a regulator plumbed in a return line to the cell a quad has a small float bowl and can empty under hard use but is a very good carb when setup right.big ones go 830 cfm and you can,t over carb the secondaries only give what the engine can use.

wkramer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 22, 2002 06:33 PM
you didn't tell us what engine your running. to find out what cfm you need go to holley.com there is a formula for the carb. at some tracks you can run a alum. intake if you run a two barrel if this is your situation you've got a lot to think about. if you can only run cast iron this is a easy one 4 barrel all the way. and yes the big qjs work quite well

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