My OE carbs are trashed, many over sized screws and stripped OE screws. Scratched up slides and vacuum pistons. Not a good starting point for a reliable rebuild IMHO. I was very surprised, considering the the very good condition of the '79 survivor with 31K on the odometer.
I pulled the trigger on this set up on eBay. No negatives or neutrals regarding the sales of this item's feedback. I like the design of the manifold, no funky plenum, direct dump to the runners. Will have a look inside for clean construction, have a large array of Dremel tools and bits to clean up any ugliness.
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While this seems to be a common carb for conversions, I still have concerns about using such a comparatively large carb regarding CFM that it was designed for. Being an auto painter, I do have a good understanding of the atomization of liquids!
To that end, while I install the kit, I will be keeping an eye on the possibility of using another carb with a smaller venturi, designed for a motor closer to the 1000cc displacement while using the manifold from the kit. Love the looks of that glass bowl Holley, but have to do some more research. Looking at a few carbs from various small european cars...but first...
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