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ss40car
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted December 10, 2005 08:02 AM  
I am going to buy a alcohol carburetor this winter and would like some input on what you think is the best and what kind of luck and support you have gotten with the carburetors you have had. Thanks in advance.

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andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 379
posted December 10, 2005 08:31 AM  
I have a C&S been going on 5yrs and was bought new in 1997 only had to replace pumps,needle & seats, gaskets and a fuel bowl and still works like a champ.

J 46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 10, 2005 09:01 AM  
We have run a Willys carb for several years , we bought it new and have never had any trouble with it , i like the metering blocks you don`t have to mess with different jets . I send it in once a year and have it freshened , when i get it back it`s bench flowed and ready to rock . They are very good to work with if you have any questions . They will also help you choose the right carb for what you are doing .

J 46

DCI racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 10, 2005 09:53 AM  
i go along with dirt roller. those guys at willy's are vary helpful, love their dial-a-jet.

Spi-nex
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted December 10, 2005 11:59 AM  
We changed to Willy's late in the season and we won't be going to anything else anytime soon!

The metering blocks are great espacially if you need to change jets on the fly.

Willy's is defientally the way to go!

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#81 Factory Stock

20crew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted December 10, 2005 12:06 PM  
we have a braswell & a c&s , we run the braswell almost exclusivly

willie
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted December 14, 2005 06:18 AM  
[Q

willys hands down!!!


UOTE]Originally posted by ss40car:
I am going to buy a alcohol carburetor this winter and would like some input on what you think is the best and what kind of luck and support you have gotten with the carburetors you have had. Thanks in advance.

[This message has been edited by ss40car (edited December 10, 2005).][/QUOTE]


imca01
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted December 14, 2005 07:48 AM  
I have a Tony Wilson out of Memphis. Great carb. Great tech and support if you need it. Run good so didn't have to talk to him much.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1932
posted December 14, 2005 07:53 AM  
k-b carb is the best, I think most the larger dirt late model guys use them.
I have ran one willeys on a guys car, when i drove it it was almost all power or none, the other people that had them around said the same. One local guy went from willies to c&s because it was a ton easier to drive the car.

ss40car
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted December 14, 2005 02:17 PM  
Anybody have K-B phone #?

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2032
posted December 14, 2005 02:45 PM  
419-833-5722

Kromulous
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 848
posted December 14, 2005 03:26 PM  
Must be the adjustee's, our Willy's is as smooth as a gravy sandwhich.

Krom.


MrHP1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 14, 2005 11:36 PM  
We run a Barry Grant with removable sleeves so that we can change CFM for track conditions. Got that idea from Scott Bloomquist. C&S makes a great piece. Used it on many wining drag cars and Bonneville stuff. Braswell's inconsistent quality has lost races for me. Haven't used a Willy's but they look good.

Spi-nex
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted December 14, 2005 11:41 PM  
MrHp1, Do you run circle track or Drag? Ive known Drag guys to come into circle track and they find out what works going in a straight line dont work on a circle.

Ive herd Edlebrock works great in drag racing, but I know from experience that its nothing on a circle track.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2032
posted December 15, 2005 04:33 AM  
I thought Bloomquist was running K-B now?

We have a Morgan alky carb built by a guy out east. Picked it up used and only ran it last part of last year but it is hands down better than the BG stuff we had before. Dont know about power but very easy to drive, as easy as our gas carb. Same carb a bunch of the USMTS guys are running, thats who we bought it from. They are a little pricey new though. I would like to try a K-B next if I get then chance.

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UFnARacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted December 15, 2005 06:23 AM  
Competition Carb out of Sparks, Nevada. You may have seen his add in Stock Car magazine. I've had several carbs from him and they were all great, I didn't even have to touch them, just bolt on and go. He runs every carb on his test engine before he ships, so they're 100% tested and ready to run, even jetted where it needs to be. He can work within a budget or give you as much power as you can afford. Bob is great to work with, he's helped me every time I've needed it. I will never get another carb from anyone else. My opinion is you can get the same as Willy's, Grant, etc.......for about 25% less. He does a lot of work for late model guys in the midwest as well as DIRT mods back east. Phone number is 775-331-5609, please tell him Randy sent you.

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Toywagon
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted December 15, 2005 07:24 AM  
Im running the Willie's as well. Smooth everywhere from right off idle to WOT, and instant power if you have to snap it open.

Jim

MrHP1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 16, 2005 07:03 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by Spi-nex:
MrHp1, Do you run circle track or Drag? Ive known Drag guys to come into circle track and they find out what works going in a straight line dont work on a circle.

Ive herd Edlebrock works great in drag racing, but I know from experience that its nothing on a circle track.



I build engines for all types of racing. Edelbrock carbs are just an old AFB. Don't like them. Circle track cars like different stuff, but all cars respond to a quality carburetor. Throttle response and tunability. Heard good things about Willy's, KB. Just haven't used them so I can't comment.

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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1932
posted December 16, 2005 07:13 AM  
Here is from my latest dirt late model mag.
k-b carbs 05 win list
Scott bloomquist-Brain Birkhoffer-Billy moyer-Don O'neal-Chub Frank-Jackie boggs-Kenny Wallace-Billy Drake.
And I skipped some of there other names.
I know once I get extra change I will be buying a carb from them.

48modracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted December 16, 2005 03:40 PM  
I have had good luck with Quick Fuels Technology. They flow as good as a Willy's at 2/3 the price. Mine does not have the ease of adjustability of the Willy's.

MrHP1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 16, 2005 07:17 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by zeroracing:
Here is from my latest dirt late model mag.
k-b carbs 05 win list
Scott bloomquist-Brain Birkhoffer-Billy moyer-Don O'neal-Chub Frank-Jackie boggs-Kenny Wallace-Billy Drake.
And I skipped some of there other names.
I know once I get extra change I will be buying a carb from them.


I don't know how many times we've run somebody's stickers on the car to get contigency money. Whatever it says in an ad that isn't always what someone has on the car. Find out what works for you and use it.

20crew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted December 16, 2005 09:09 PM  
THATS THE ANSWER RIGHT THERE.

[QUOTE]Originally posted by MrHP1:
Find out what works for you and use it.

twister
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted December 17, 2005 12:12 AM  
I bought a stealth this year and it was the best carb I have ever had.

A. Bighurry
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted December 17, 2005 08:29 AM  
We've been using JDR carbs and wouldn't use anything else. Great throttle response, power, and smooth. Good tech also.

avenger 11
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted December 17, 2005 11:00 AM  
If we are talking strictly modified carbs on here,what do the majority of USMTS drivers use?That would probably be the best.

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