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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I want to put a high performance carb on my L48 engine. What will be my best selection and will I have to do anything else when I do it?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 09:13 PM
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The 295 horse L-48 came with a Rochester QuadraJet. I would recommend a rebuilt JET Performance Rochester QuadraJet rebuild, they can be set up for your car and deliver all of the performance your 350 engine needs.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 11:13 AM
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SMI could do a nice Q-jet too. I run one in my Impala.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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other than really tearing down the engine and doing a major job, what other performance recommendations would you have?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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would i be better with a stage1 or stage 2?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 06:30 PM
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I would go Stage Two at the minimum, Stage Three if you want all the bells and whistles for racing. You stated you wanted a high performance carb but neglected to mention how you define high performance.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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hard to describe big dave. I absolutely LOVE muscle cars. I"m 48 and grew up in the muscle car era. I really don't know didley squat about engines, something i wish i had the chance to learn younger. I know I want to be able to hit the gas and feel like I have a muscle car under me. How much performance do I want. As much as my wife will allow me to spend. I know I cannot pull the motor out and do anything big and I want to do as much as possible and still stay married to the woman that I have invested 24 years in! I am sure this doesn't answer your question because I know from being on this site for over a year that you know ALOT about engines. I just love my '69 convertible and want to enjoy it as much as I can. Any advice from you expeerts is greatly appreciated.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 09:30 PM
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I would start with an ignition re-curve kit and a performance dual exhaust system like Flowmaster. Also top that new stage 2 carb with an open element air filter. That should wake it up some and it will sound cool too. These modifications won't break the bank either.(You can still take your wife out to dinner in your new improved ride!)Then, maybe a rear gear change too........
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 08:00 PM
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Hide the nitrous button inside the gear shift lever; she will never find it there.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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hope you guys have a spare bedroom!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 10:04 AM
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you can always sleep in the car
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