No more carburetors

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  1. coilover

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    If you bring one in with wood spoke wheels, acetylene gas lights, tube tires, and a hand crank we might consider it because they are of the same degree of development as a carburetor but anything else is getting a FiTech self tuning throttle body. Idles and runs dead smooth, built for what now passes as gasoline, not sensitive to heat or cold, gives an exact 14.5 to 1 air/fuel mixture at any speed or any altitude, and gives a long trouble free no leak life. Have not had a single complaint or comeback on any install. There is now a 2bbl unit for I4 and I6 cylinder engines so why rub two sticks together when matches are available.
     
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    Not familiar with them - how do they look, period correct?
     
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    Bill called it but in my case the old body has matching old innards but back to the truck subject; the FiTech has a carburetor look albeit a Holley or Autolite one. For a hot rod look Holley also makes a self tuning electronic injector unit(Sniper) that somewhat resembles an old Tunnel Ram (photo) but we much prefer the FiTech. For a factory manifold one can use a 2bbl to 1bbl adapter that has a minimum 3" of transition length but an after market intake if better. The Holley EFI pictured is in a 54 3100.
     

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    Curious for those of us with lets say a small block Chevy... how much money are we talking to swap to a FiTech self tuning throttle body? A grand, 2 grand?
     
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    Big range to choose from but most choose either the 400hp or 600hp system. Also the vendor prices vary a lot but for one that can do the work on his own and use a regular frame mount fuel pump you can get home for near the $1000. Summit has these kits for $800 that includes the fuel pump. Speedway has a kit for the novice that is $1700. If you can mount the pump, wire it in, and run the feed and return lines you have a big jump on savings. The 02 sensor bung needs welded into the head pipe but the wire harness is so simple I don't even have to send Bill Hanlon an SOS. It is truly self tuning so no laptop is needed.
     

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