Fuel Injection Vs Carb

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Well which do you perfer?
if you need help deciding:
there are 5.0L Mustangs
and dont forget muscle cars with carbs 750 cfm and up

personally i perfer a carb over fuel injection but some people might not... :screwy:

posted by  79-Cheyenne

Yes, we know there are 5.0 Mustangs. We also know there are muscle cars with carbs 750 cfm and up. What exactly is your point? More importantly, why do you prefer carbs over fuel injection?

posted by  vwhobo

i personally hate carbs, i just cant stand them... you usually have to let them warm up, even on a warm day. and there to complicated... to me anyways

posted by  mazda6man


posted by  DodgeRida67

In a short term application on a big engine i would use carbs, but for a road going car or a smaller more technical engine i would use EFi.. :2cents:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

I'd go for fuel injection over Carb..mainly because Fuel Injection is more respnsive, more economical and more refined..having said that though, I just dont think you can beat a good 'ol carb in a Muscle car

posted by  Cliffy

Hell yeah.

My beef with FI is I'm not very sure how well the fuel is vaporized. I guess I'll get enlightened here in a minute :smoke:

posted by  DodgeRida67

There are pros and cons to each. A good carb will make good power for not a lot of money. Yes, they can be more tempermental when cold, but that's a small tradeoff for inexpensive power gains. Multi-carb setups can make more power, but are more costly. Still, for a lot of cars that never had fuel injection, or that had really rudimentary fuel injection, it's teh way to go. A brace of Weber carbs on a Ferrari sounds awesome! Same with a similar setup on a small block V8, or a set of side drafts on an old Jaguar or Datsun 240Z...




http://www.mamut.com/homepages/Norway/1/4/vwservice/t.1,%201303%20motor%202 ,3.jpg

Anyone who says carbs suck, hasn't played with setups like these.

OTOH, good fuel injection, while it can be expensive to work on, can be easier to ultimately set up, easier to live with, and teh only legal solution for many cars.

I like both, but try to match the solution with the car, if my budget allows.

posted by  ChrisV

thank you, i asked which did you prefer not ask me why. :orglaugh:

posted by  79-Cheyenne

I prefer carbs because they tune easily, but i dont ignore fuel injection can be tuned with a cpu. Tuning a carb to me is just more of a meaty feeling to working on the car. When I put another carb on my truck I actually had fun doing it, tuning is just awesome i guess in my opinion.

posted by  79-Cheyenne

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