302 carb recommendation

66newbie

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I have a cruiser that I'd like to change the carb on. It's a 2 barrel and I just prefer to keep the intake the same and just change the carb. Any recommendations ? By the way, that brings up another question. What is TOO MUCH carb for 2 barrel 302 ? I have seen postings and people referred to that and I was just wondering what that mean or what the effects of having too much carburetor would have on the engine...
 
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65ShelbyClone

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So you want an upgrade two barrel carburetor? You can get 500cfm 2 bbls, but I doubt there would be much gain on a stock manifold. A 500 cfm 4 bbl would be about right for a stock 302 cruiser.

Too much carb will result in poor throttle response and bad economy at lower rpms(most common).