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Holley carb conversion.
#1
Hi guys, 
I've Been thinking lately about doing a carb conversion for my car, 
Probably a Holley 390 cfm. 
Is this something someone has done? 
And what are your thoughts on this please.
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#2
How will you mount the carb? - have you a manifold in mind?
Vin 11789 (probably #50 of the Middle East batch of 50)
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#3
It's been done multiple times in the US. There is a whole subforum on dmctalk about carbs
Dermot
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#4
Why would you do such a thing?
Rissy
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(28 Sep 2018, 14:49)SpudMurphy Wrote: How will you mount the carb? - have you a manifold in mind?

My friend will make a manifold, he's a fabricator by trade. He really good. He's keen on the idea.

(28 Sep 2018, 15:20)Dangermouse Wrote: It's been done multiple times in the US. There is a whole subforum on dmctalk about carbs

Great thank you. ????

(28 Sep 2018, 15:30)Rissy Wrote: Why would you do such a thing?

It's just a thought a thought moment, but my k jet has always been a pain. And I think it might be a cool project.
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#6
There is a club member who is removing a carb set up and re-verting back to K-Jet in the UK, but for the life of me I cant remember who! Dave Howarth knows however so it may be worth giving him a call. there may be a deal to be done on the parts?
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#7
In my experience the K jet system is brilliant, if properly set up and as a bonus, if it is left standing for years, providing the air cleaner has been left in place......the engine seems protected from most of the elements. Carbs tend to let more damp into a neglected engine. Just my opinion, but "if it ain't broke ----don't fix it.
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#8
I think some people switch to carbs as they add power and are simpler to adjust over early injection systems? Well that's why early VW Golf GTI owners do it anyway - would that apply to the Delorean?

They also sound better than a injected engine seemingly.

It was done in a recent episode of Fifth Gear to a Golf GTI in their new modding section that's why it came to my mind.
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