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Like I said it was just a guess. Kinda like how 3 2barrels make more power than 2 4barrels.
Where did you hear that? I've never heard that! I've never seen any car run 3 2barrel carbs. when Chevy guys go huge they do 2 4barrels. not 3 2 barrels. And running w/o the sleves is way better. Just look at my dyno sheets. No loss of TQ or flow.
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I heard it a long long time ago. Basically it has to do something with the air velocity, and that the 3 2barrels have more than the 2 4barrels. Some of the old pontiacs came this way and they were the most looked for models. Whether it is accually true or not I am not sure. I could always try and find that book that had it in it and scan up the pages.
Makes sense I guess, but I guess most 2 4barrel cars are charged. and we've officially stolen this thread. gr8... Well I think the big problem is tuneing and intake manifold, but that's something I'll remody this weekend. hey Rotorsex you should come over some time this weekend and we will get this taken care of.
My '73 Z had three 2 barrels and hauled ***. Anyway....
Take a good look into your ignition. There is a lot of power to be had there. Check out the 2nd gen coil/transistor trick setup. This made a huge difference in my car, especially at the higher rpms. Normally my car would start to die off around 7k, but after the upgrade she would pull hard to 8k and beyond. Might go further than that too, but I never tried and don't want to blow my motor.
"Learn from the past, or it will become your future...."
'85 GS 12a/Sterling carb/Respeed coilovers/Respeed front swaybar/Respeed adj. rear spring perches/Illuminas
The multicarb setups used in the early 60's Pontiacs, Olds, etc. were to compensate for the lack of a big four barrel carb. Holley didn't come out with the larger 600 cfm and up models in production cars until the real "muscle car" era kicked in. The odd shape of the runners in the multicarb manifolds make tuning notoriously difficult. They do help intake velocity at lower rpms because just one of the small dueces functions as the primary circuit, while the other two function as large secondaries. The six pack cars were more of a marketing gimmick than a real power producer. Swapping the 3 deuces for a single large four barrel is usually worth some power.
A large single barrel almost ALWAYS outperforms multiple carb setups in V8 applications. The design of the intake manifold dictates this.