HOW DO I CARB. MY 5.0?

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by purpl_stang, Aug 28, 2009.


  1. Celeb

    Celeb SuperMod Super Mod

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    How about a nice set of aftermarket headers...is that a no no too? lol just kidding
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    BK_CAULEY it's built for speed not longevity, woman

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    heck no. i just love keeping cars semi stock functioning. modding the drivetrain is way cool but im seeing more and more gutted race car foxes and its getting rediculous.
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    let me poke my $2.92 in here real quick. pros of fuel injection.... if you drive daily with a reasonable cam and have oh.... 1500ft of altitude variance and 40 degrees of temperature shift at any given time then yes efi will out preform a carb every time. boosted car? sure efi all day. cons... some people like to be able to see both valve covers or are ocd about symmetry or find $500 for an intake to just be a rude asking price. not to mention MAF TB EGR spacer injectors fuel rails ect. with a carb yes you have to tune it if you dont know how then its something new for you to learn (kinda the point of modding in the first place). and with heavy mods or bigger injectors you have to have efi tuned too.

    im not saying that a efi isn't more practical but if we were to do everything the practical way we would all just drive honda civics. i enjoy tinkering with my car and carbs are perfectly reliable i would say more so than efi (in the which is more likely to leave you on the side of the hwy category). and i understand that some of you like to just in your 500hp turbo'd foxes and turn the key and go without so much as a warm up and that is perfectly fine. but please dont bash us grease monkeys that enjoy big cubes and secondaries. ....in that same breath i TOTALY agree with JR. IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO A CARB SWAP (or anything for that matter) DO IT TASTEFULLY!!!
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