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I will most likely be replacing my Holley 4-barrel carb soon. I have a Chevy 350 and the mileage is terrible!!! I get gallons to the miles!!!/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif Does anyone have a suggestion on which carbarator to get? I have heard that the newer Holleys, (4010/4011 series), gets up in the lower 20's with Chevy small blocks? I just purchased a home and don't have the cash to get into fuel injection and if I can get better gas mileage by spending $250 replacing the carbarator, that's my best bet. When I was younger I was brought up on Carter's for Mopar's so I am a little bias to Carter's/Edlebrook. Thanks for your input....
 
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How about looking for a reasonable wrecker and try to find a TBI system that will bolt on. I know nothing about your engine, but I do know that a friend got a TBI system off an Astro van (V6?) and swapped it onto his 258 (inline six). The TBI sytem was $200 from the wrecker and the electric fuel pump was $140 or something new. Takes a little tinkering to get it right, but do some research and see what you can find.

HTH

jo-jo
'77 CJ5 Fozzy Locker
20 degree RTI 1250

'87 Samurai Stock (for now)
 

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If you're familiar with the Carter AFB, then by all means get one or its' clone, the Edelbrock Performer. I've had better luck with the Edelbrock Performer than I've had with a few different Holleys in the past. Get spring-loaded needle and seats if you're planning on going off road. You could use what Chevy used before fuel injection, the Quadrajet. Edelbrock makes new Q-Jets, but they're twice the price of the Carter/Edelbrock/Holley. I'm now running the Edelbrock Q-Jet # 1904 on both my rigs. It is the best carb for off road due to its' center-hung float bowl.

Tim
'66 Jeepster Commando w/Buick 252/4.1L V-6
'70 Wagoneer w/Buick 350 V-8
 
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