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Old 08-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #101
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For those that have done the swap, did you go with EFI or carb? Granted, the 351 is a beast in it's own right, but from a power perspective, what would put more down, or does it all depend on setup and other bolt-ons (headers, IM, exhaust, heads)? Any preferences from you guys?
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #102
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I went carbed because I'm a dinosaur and hate new technology and don't know how to tune with a computer. Either carbed or efi could put down the same numbers with a proper build and properly matched parts. you can't just slap a cam carb and intake manifold on and expect 400 hp.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #103
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Of course strapping a part on won't get you 400hp. I was just curious to get feedback from those that have done it. I'm not a dinosaur, but I'm pretty slanted toward going carb it gives me the ability to make the adjustments vs plugging in a device to do it for me. Where's the learning/fun in that, right?
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