Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Injun Territory, 'Merica!
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in the late 80's- mid 90's it's was the Holley 1850 600 cfm junkers that I repeatedly used to get on barely running Pontiac partscars/someone's prev project. The kids that owned the cars bought them and contrapped the Holley 1850's onto their Pontiacs because the small vac secondary Holleys were cheap...$139. To get rid of them, I'd sell the Holley 1850's and typically a square bore P4b intake, cheap, at the next swapper. Beginning in the mid 90's, the edlelbrock 1400 series carter clones started showing up on same type cars. I fought and fought with a new 1406 on a '69 Malibu convert with a fresh alum headed 355 crate engine, before the owner begged me to vat a divorced choke Chebbie Quadrajet and show him how go through it. Totally changed the way the Malibu ran. Even the early Qjets, like the '66 and '67 models with their less than optimum float fulcrum design are miles ahead of the carter afb clones when it comes to full range of performance -and fuel economy.