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Post  racinghabbit on April 1st 2012, 9:10 pm

what is the best route on getting the carb for your engine????
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Post  dfree383 on April 1st 2012, 9:23 pm

Credit card, phone call and shipping via FedEx, USPS or brown seems to be a common route..... Laughing Laughing
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Post  Barney on April 1st 2012, 9:30 pm

racinghabbit wrote:what is the best route on getting the carb for your engine????
Speak to your carb company of choice and give them as many details as possible should get you in the ballpark.
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Post  racinghabbit on April 2nd 2012, 12:15 pm

who is a good place to buy a carb from.. or is a out of the box dominator good enough?
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Post  racinghabbit on April 2nd 2012, 12:15 pm

dfree383 wrote:Credit card, phone call and shipping via FedEx, USPS or brown seems to be a common route..... Laughing Laughing

I had that coming!!!LOL
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Post  dfree383 on April 2nd 2012, 12:50 pm

Quick fuel does make some nice out of the box carbs, Phillip Oakley on here is a dealer. Their are also a number of custom places the have some great carbs too, Blp, pro systems, ect. It's all in what you want to spend and what flavor you like.

What are you building?
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Re: Getting a carb

Post  fordpullin on April 2nd 2012, 11:14 pm

Call Patrick at Pro Systems Twisted Evil
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Post  jasonf on April 3rd 2012, 6:47 pm

I would not buy a carb from anyone other then a carb specialist like Phillip or others mentioned. They can set the carb up for your application getting you started in the right direction right out of the box. The after sales help is where it will really pay off IMHO because you will have someone knowledgeable to help you out as you make changes.
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Post  hienergy557 on April 3rd 2012, 10:30 pm

Two years ago on atrip to the USA I brought a carb. I thought I don't need one of those fancy carbs, a Holley HP should good enough for me, I have had a couple of HP's before that where fine.
So I brought a Holley 1150 HP Dominator. I brought it home in my luggage.
When I fitted it to the car it would idle and every thing seemed ok. I took it to the track and found it would not run down the strip.
Upon opening up the carb we found blocked passages, and some holes missing and burrs in some of the passages, just poor quality.
Being so far away, if I was to send it back and try for warranty, it would have been too cost prohibitive. So I just purchased new QF metering blocks and boosters and did our best with what I got. So now I'm into this carb for more than one of those fancy carbs would have cost me the first time.
If I had my time again I would call Lem or Phillip and get a fancy carb.
Cheers Colin.
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