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  1. I have lost count of the number of Chinese HEIs I...

    I have lost count of the number of Chinese HEIs I have used & recommended to others. Double digits for sure. Yet to have one fail. Well made, Rynite cap & rotor, weights & centre plate either chromed...
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    I don't care how they promote SC. It is good for...

    I don't care how they promote SC. It is good for the sport. I remember a veeeeeeeeery successful car salesmen saying to me years ago,' It's not what they are saying about you, it's about them talking...
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    Might be some cheap Commodores & Mustangs for...

    Might be some cheap Commodores & Mustangs for sale on Monday, only 1000km since the engines were rebuilt....
  4. In my opinion, with just about every American V8...

    In my opinion, with just about every American V8 [ & Holden ], lubrication of the timing chain/sprockets was treated as an afterthought. Long time since I built a Holden V8, so I only have a vague...
  5. Sounds like the proportioning valve may be...

    Sounds like the proportioning valve may be faulty....or the lines to it mixed up.
    Use the correct PV, which is PBR # 6307.
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    Guy, You answered your own question: hard to...

    Guy,
    You answered your own question: hard to beat OEM.....

    Plus, the factory pump is unlikely to suddenly fail [ necessitating a tow truck ]; it might get noisy, but you will get home. Just carry...
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    Well worth the effort to get cold air to the...

    Well worth the effort to get cold air to the carb. It is free hp. It will be the very hot days that you feel the difference. I have used CA since the 70s. Where a lot of people go wrong is with a...
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    71, Almost certainly going lean off idle. If you...

    71,
    Almost certainly going lean off idle. If you look at carb problems on forums, your problem is the probably the most common.
    If the carb has a choke try this. Engine idling, close the choke...
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    71. Seems very odd that that size cam needs no...

    71.

    Seems very odd that that size cam needs no bypass air & barely any slot showing, for such a big-gish cam in a 308. Makes me wonder it there is an air leak supplying the additional idle air...
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    How much T slot is showing below the pri blades?...

    How much T slot is showing below the pri blades?
    Does this carb have an adjustable bypass air feature?
  11. It is a GM car, same as my GTO. Just a...

    It is a GM car, same as my GTO. Just a suggestion. With the GTO, you can adjust the bonnet position via the rubber stops. As the mechanism wears over time, adjustment might need a tweak.
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    If it underdrives the water pump & the car is...

    If it underdrives the water pump & the car is street driven, be prepared for overheating...
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    Plugs should be a 5 heat range. Is timing...

    Plugs should be a 5 heat range.

    Is timing steady at idle with MVA connected [ congrats using MVA, smart move ]?

    What about the T slot position on primaries?
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    I am assuming a hyd lifter cam & a cam that size...

    I am assuming a hyd lifter cam & a cam that size is going to have some amount of stinky idle......
    Nature of the beast.

    [1] The t/blades are probably open too far, exposing too much transfer...
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    Zinc [ & Phosphorus ] was never the problem with...

    Zinc [ & Phosphorus ] was never the problem with FT cam/lifter failures. The problem was metallurgy. The oil companies saw a marketing opportunity & exploited the fear mongering. And the dopes fell...
  16. Thread: Rev range

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    Variants of the AFB. There were 505. Buuuuuut,...

    Variants of the AFB. There were 505. Buuuuuut, the basic shape & design never changed. What varies were things like the boosters, pri & sec which are removable. They all have a # stamped on them &...
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    Basic, No, it was an apples to apples...

    Basic,
    No, it was an apples to apples comparison. Both companies had a choice in how they sized their carbs for total airflow, H chose equal size pri & sec bores.
    And no, I do not believe Edel...
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    Basic, Just for general discussion. I have...

    Basic,

    Just for general discussion. I have tried both 600 vac sec Holley & 625 Carter carbs & the Carters have better throttle response. No question about it; & better on a street car in my...
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    Basic, Of course Carters suffer like any other...

    Basic,
    Of course Carters suffer like any other brand from over zealous tuners. A popular move was to remove the velocity weights from the secondaries in AFBs...which produced a bog...& then smacked...
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    The problem with the Holley vac sec system is...

    The problem with the Holley vac sec system is there is nothing to counteract the bog when the secs open. Carter AFBs [ & Edel copied it ] have an ingenious starter cct in the secondary clusters that...
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