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Re: Best carbs for the 304?
I ran a Holley 500 2 bbl. the whole time I owned my `73 CJ5. I didn`t expierence any uphill/downhill/sidehill,
problems at all. That, Coupled with a Crower Baha Torquemaster cam and 1 5/8 primary headers worked very
well in my jeep. The ONLY problem I ever had with my 304 was keeping headers on it. If I wasn`t replaceing
gaskets, I was replaceing the headers. In four years I went through 4 sets (I broke 3 sets wheeling). My
temp. never went over 200 but one time. My Jeep overheated 1 time running the Elbe ridge road in
Washington state. The 304 in that `73 was trouble free the entire time I owned it. At approx. 30,000 miles
I installed the Crower cam and Holley carb as a package, Double roller timing set also. The motor ran great
to 75,000 before I ruined it on another run of the Natchez trial. I would stay away from a 4 bbl. carb.