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Old 04-15-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Fuel Injection Vs Carb

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...
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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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...
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?
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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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
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:30 PM   #4
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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..
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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
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I just dont think you can beat a good 'ol carb in a Muscle car


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
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:43 PM   #8
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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...









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.
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thank you, i asked which did you prefer not ask me why.
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #10
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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?


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.
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