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Author Topic:   Rebuilding a 4412?
BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted October 13, 2004 10:03 PM
Has anyone ever just rebuilt a stock one and had luck or do you need someone to revamp it for you? Thanks


dode
Member
posted October 14, 2004 08:33 AM
They are a piece of cake to rebuild. Shouldn't take more than about 20 minutes. One word of advice though, buy the holley kit, not the cheap knockoff kits.

John

GO 24
Member
posted October 14, 2004 11:44 AM
AND keep things clean! He's right though...piece of cake!


dirtbuster
Member
posted October 14, 2004 12:32 PM
Nothing to rebuilding them but that doesnt mean they are at top performance. 75% of the time you would be fine, but if you are trying to squeeze every last bit out of it then you'd be better off sending it to a carb guy to have it dynoed and calibrated for racing applications, but you also talking more money as well.


istock59
Member
posted October 14, 2004 12:56 PM
FWIW, I just borrowed a 4412 carb built by the forum's own kplugnut (Kinetic Perf) for a "run-what-ya-brung" show. The power output was incredible. So much so, he's gonna build me a like-carb this winter for some of our Outlaw shows in 2005.

Give him a chance, you won't be disappointed.

racer17j
Member
posted October 14, 2004 07:23 PM
i'm gonna be sending my carb into kp also this year. i have yet to have him do any work for me but any time i have a question he gives free advice and that worth alot to a guy like me right now i'm still working on a deal to move up if i do i'll buy a cheap 4412 off ebayand have him do his magic to it if not i'll send in my speedway rochester and have him do that one


udecide66
Member
posted October 14, 2004 07:50 PM
I second that. KP took my old Holley 3310 and really made it kick.


OvalRocket34
Member
posted October 14, 2004 09:54 PM
check out sean murphy induction
(www.smicarburetor.com)

I bought one of his carbs this year after running another brand popular on this forum.
The thing was awesome. I was pushing cars on restarts and if I had a clear track in front of me I would pull 8-10 car legnths on the #2 guy.

After I bolted it on I won 4 heat races vs. none with the old carb. very happy with what I got and Sean is awesome to work with. takes your motor specs and builds to suit your application, then dyno tunes the thing for flawless results!

KPLugnut
Member
posted October 15, 2004 06:31 AM
Maybe, Oval, if you'd have bought more than a $75 core rebuild (which we nearly had to turn into a collection agency to get paid for) that maybe you'd have gotten a winning combination.

Honestly, you're comparing apples -n- oranges there.

Our current 2bbl custom-built carb rivals the best in the country. What you originally bought about 2 years ago, was not that....and as I recall, it was YOUR carb to begin with.

[This message has been edited by KPLugnut (edited October 15, 2004).]

robhbk24
Member
posted October 15, 2004 01:42 PM
Wow KP, lets hear how you really feel... that wasn't even aimed at you. I sold that carb I had from you after 6 runs because someone gave me another one that had alot of work done to it. That was the carb I was talking about, not yours. Maybe I shouldn't have said "popular on this forum"... It was a company I had seen mentioned a couple times.

And to think I wasted the space on an $800 fire suit with your logo. Thanks for the slam buddy, I appreciate it.

OvalRocket34
Member
posted October 15, 2004 06:11 PM
Hey Rob? how did I do in the heat... hmmm lets see, leader sets the pace and you jumped the start. Not to mention it was my first time there and I didn't even get to hot lap because of your buddy Button. Hey, come on down to Canandaigua, Lets see what you can do there

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robhbk24
Member
posted October 16, 2004 07:13 AM
I think you'd have a ball down there. Of course you just have to fend off the WMD's (weapons of mass destruction) as I like to call them