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dlewis
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From: slidell, LA, USA
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posted 07-24-2002 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dlewis   Click Here to Email dlewis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If any of you guys are running clevelands can you tell me what carbs you have tried and what you thinks runs the best on it.

Thanks
Darren

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Mpcoluv
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posted 07-24-2002 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dlewis:
If any of you guys are running clevelands can you tell me what carbs you have tried and what you thinks runs the best on it.

Thanks
Darren


I currently run a Predator which will not clear any stock hood.
Many other guys have had good success with Holley 750 annular discharge double pumpers for moderately built motors with 4 speeds, 780 vacuum secondary holleys for auto equipped cars.
For the more radical street strip cars, a 830 annular discharge holley or the new 950 HP series holleys seem to work well.
In my experience the Carter/Edelbrock carbs run OK but do not make as much power as other designs.

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kid vishus
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posted 07-24-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my stuff, I have found even my mild motors are faster with a 950 HP than a 750 dp. Although one member here had better luck with a 750 HP than a 950 HP so that might be a good choice too. I really think, best bang for the buck, if you dont mind not having a choke, the HP series of carbs is almost unbeatable.

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Hemikiller
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posted 07-24-2002 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
70 351c-4V, Boss 351 holley flange alum intake, Motorsport 214/224 @.050 hyd cam, Crane roller rockers, Hooker Comp headers in a 71 Stang, 2.5" exh w/ Flowmaster 2 chambers, wide ratio toploader, 3.89's. Used a 4780 Holley, 800 DP, 75/80 jets. Ran 13.1- 13.3 in a 3500 lb car. That car required very little tuning, and always ran great. Friends of mine refer to it as the "Holy" Holley, as it must be blessed or something.

I do have to say it did not like that combo when I had the motor in my 70 Torino GT, even though it had 3.89's, but a C-6 with a stock converter. No high stall, was a pig 'til about 2500. I rejetted, and it was better, but I really needed a 2500-2800 converter in that one......

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Brad Harrington
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posted 07-24-2002 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brad Harrington   Click Here to Email Brad Harrington     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 351C in my 69 Mach. I have 2v heads with an edelbrock performer I run an edelbrook 600 cfm with and electric choke. The engine ran lean with the stock jets and metering rod. I when up a couple of number and it run very strong. I am very pleased the with the carb.

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fastcomet289
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posted 07-24-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 70 351c -4v and run 750 mechanical secondaries with a jet plate on the secondaries aslo in lieu of the metering plate. it runs great. i also have the quick change secondary spring and new front bowl with the inlet on the dirvers side so that i can use the shelby style 735cfm fuel transfer tube that goes around the electic choke. i am pleased with my set up

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kid vishus
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posted 07-24-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to let you know how much differnce there was on mycar from carb to carb, on a mild 4v headed motor, (stock valves, mild hydro cam, 9.5-1 compression) it ran 7.80's in the 1/8 with the 750 dp. I replaced it with my 950 HP, and still shifting it at 5600 rpm, (the lifters pumped up on anything more than that), it then ran 7.50's. That's 3 tenths in the 1/8 just by changing carbs, that equals around half a second in the qrtr.

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fastcomet289
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posted 07-25-2002 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i think that you also need to keep things in perspective as to the application of your car and what you have available to you. if you already have a 735cfm, unless you are trying to get an extra .10th at the track, they use the one you got.

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dlewis
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posted 07-25-2002 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dlewis   Click Here to Email dlewis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a mildly built 351c 2 bbl heads, headers, 2 1/2" duals, a 600 cfm vac sec Holley. Mallory coil, pertronix conv., roller fulcrum kit.

I ran a best time of 14.9 in the qtr mile.
This was with my old Edelbrock 1407 (600 cfm)
I had hesitation off the line but it ran o.k. up to 5500-5600 rpm.

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Keahi73
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posted 07-26-2002 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keahi73   Click Here to Email Keahi73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dlewis,

The 351C in my panel is similar to yours. (It came out of a 71 Torino GT) and when it was in my 65 F100 it ran like hell.I replaced the old carb with a holley 2bbl carb, and was very happy with it. We'll see when the panel is is finally running.

I agree with everyone, it depends on what application you have, and what you plan on doing with it. I don't plan on changing a thing with mine, except to upgrade to pertronix and get rid of the points.

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66 Mustang Coupe- proudly owned by my 14 year old sister now!
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55 Ford F100- Panel-is it a 56 if I sold it's frame and used the 56 frame???
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MrXerox
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posted 07-27-2002 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second the 950HP

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2bdrivn
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posted 07-28-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2bdrivn   Click Here to Email 2bdrivn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what's a 950HP?

I have a 1450 Holley 600cfm vac sec. and it seems to suck

thanks

darren

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 07-28-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '66 F-100 has a '71 351C, 2V heads with an Edelbrock F351-2v intake and a Comp Cams RV cam. I'm running a Holley list #3310-1 (the original 780). It's a vacuum secondary carb with only one accelerator pump. #72 jets and 10.5 power valve on the primary side and #76 jets and 8.5 power valve on the secondary side. I'm happy with it.
I also had the same model carb on a stock 351C 4V that came out of a '71 Torino that I put in my '55 panel. I was happy with that. (That's why I looked for another 3310-1 for my '66 pickup.

The body style determines the year of your truck. It's a '55 body so it's a '55 F-100.

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