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dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted August 11, 2005 05:36 AM  
I HAVE C&S RIGHT NOW...IT SEEMS TO BE GOOD ONLY FLAT OUT OPEN...IS THERE A MORE DRIVEABLE CARB OUT THERE, SOMEONE TOLD ME HOLLEY HP IS GOOD IS HE FULL OF HOT AIR.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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Total posts: 1172
posted August 11, 2005 06:51 AM  
I had a holley hp and it was more drivable after i had it reworked by Kinetic Performance.

75_racer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 11, 2005 06:54 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by dirtTurd:
I HAVE C&S RIGHT NOW...IT SEEMS TO BE GOOD ONLY FLAT OUT OPEN...IS THERE A MORE DRIVEABLE CARB OUT THERE, SOMEONE TOLD ME HOLLEY HP IS GOOD IS HE FULL OF HOT AIR.


TPC Perforamance Carbs out of Medina,Tx. Ty knows his sh#t. Has been building mine for 3 years now. Never had a single problem. You can check out his website at www.tpcracing.com

He also builds motors @ www.tliracing.com Tell him Joe sent ya.

Kromulous
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Total posts: 796
posted August 11, 2005 07:56 AM  
Havn't you ever noticed how all the LM guys are always working on there Carbs? I see Jackie Boggs wrenching in his repeatedly thru the night, among others.

Getting on to be smooth, and drivable is more of a black art then anything else. The best case scenario would be to have someone at the track with some skills, or at least work with a builder to get it to your liking, and then find out how to maintance it to keep it that way.

I wish i was better at tuning them, but i'm getting there. I know at the race track, you cant get help with a carb at all, everyone is really tight lipped about them.

KPLugnut
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Total posts: 1019
posted August 11, 2005 09:45 AM  
We also try to be more "available" than any other carb builder after the sale for tech support, troubleshooting, tuning, etc.
And we offer a 50% discount for returning customers on their first freshen-up...

Kinetic Performance

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted August 11, 2005 01:16 PM  
Alcohol or gas?

What kind of track conditions?

Is the c&s an aerosol billet or an older style?

Having your linkage setup properly is as important as having the right carb.

A carb reworked by just about anyone will outperform an out of the box HP.

[This message has been edited by wfoondirt (edited August 11, 2005).]

dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted August 11, 2005 01:31 PM  
Alcohol
usually track tacky mains are dry slick
th c&s i have is old type only one power valve

wfoondirt
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posted August 11, 2005 03:18 PM  
The aerosol billets are a good smooth carb, they can be down on horsepower some but are really smooth. We ran the c&s on alcohol for several years in the mod and tried about all the other big names (braswell, bg, willies) and the driver liked the c&s the best. Plus the guys at c&s are super nice and really helpful, they educated me alot on carb tuning and were always willing to answer any questions.

Currently (l/m on gas) we are running a Marx carb (mainly due our relationship with the builder) and its been bulletproof for us and the driver is really happy with the drivability. I have yet to have a chance to do a side by side dyno test on it so I can't comment on the power. We also have a vac secondary c&s that we will run if its really slick on a stop and go track.

Racer111
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted August 11, 2005 06:34 PM  
If you have a old carb.You need to get a new up to date carb.CS billets work great.If you run gas go with Stealth.

A. Bighurry
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted August 17, 2005 08:43 PM  
I would recommend a JDR carb. We're using them on 2 cars (one on gas, one on alcohol) and they're both super smooth with plenty of power. A lot of people seem to be switching over to them where we race.

flyin353
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted August 18, 2005 08:38 PM  
Whether your on gas or methanol...save yourself a bunch of trouble and buy a BOLAWS.

Absolutely the best carbs built.

Kromulous
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Total posts: 796
posted August 19, 2005 07:07 AM  
Anyone ever use a Willy's carb?

Just bought one used, one of the black alcohol carbs. Talked to Willy's at length a couple times and they seem like thet got it together.

Just wondering if anyone has ever used one and has any real world thoughts on them?

Krom.

KPLugnut
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1019
posted August 19, 2005 07:39 AM  
Willys does a good carb (as do many many other builders, if they're taken care of properly), but be VERY carefull of their black powder coating coming off and plugging up the internals of the carb. I've heard of several cases of that happening due to the methanol eating away at it....

KP

mdsteacher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted August 19, 2005 08:42 AM  
no problems with my Blake Carb. Bought it used. Bolted it on and hasn't let me down yet.

U LIFT U LOOSE
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 19, 2005 09:02 AM  
One guy around here runs the new willys vacum secondary carb. He swears by it at it seems to work good for him.

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted August 19, 2005 10:25 AM  
PUT A DAVINCI CARB ON IT, IF YOU CAN GET HIM AWAY FROM THE O.C.C. STUFF HE'S BEEN BUILDING LATELY.

dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

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posted August 19, 2005 06:25 PM  
Who is DAVINCI CARB? I all ready bought demon. the name sounds familiar.

dirtracer14
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posted August 19, 2005 09:44 PM  
I run the willeys and love it...got it used and the powder coating was coming off...sent it back to them and they fixed it up like new..

flyin353
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted August 21, 2005 10:45 AM  
seems like everyone has a favorite....LOL

Toywagon
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted August 22, 2005 04:13 PM  
Im Running the Willies carb on my mod now, and like it alot. No problem with powder coating coming off yet.

I had a Kinetic Performance 2 Barrell on a modified mini engine a few years back and absolutely loved it. I cant comment on other carbs, but I like the Willie's now, and loved my KP carb!

Jim

LAWEST
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 23, 2005 07:42 PM  
Pro-Systems carb.
Out of Michigan
home of worlds fastest carburetor

mongo21
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted August 24, 2005 08:45 PM  
we won on the dry slick .....had to be real smooth...A Gold Claw from Kp....bad fast!

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