The Supreme Machine!
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Geelong The Home Of Ford Australia.
Originally posted by paull
Find someone in your local area that knows how to rebuild the Carter. These things can be real bastards but if they are done right the car will run smooth and go hard, especially when the secondaries cut in. A typical rebuild will cost you around $300. Do not get some wally to do it for you, get some references as a car with a sick carby will go no where fast.
You are correct in going for the 4V exhasut valves only, the 2V inlet are more than sufficient. If you wont to go for the roller rockers, look at a better cam, batter heads, better carb, better gearbox etc etc, get my drift. These things alone will not make a great deal of difference.
Always remember, keep it simple and speak with a performance engine rebuilder who knows their stuff and will give advice freely. Then, find a reputable spares supplier and go from there, have fun.
I had an old tired thermoquad on my xa.I decided to replace it with a holley but my oldman convinced me to get another thermoquad...he quite likes them. So i took his advice and bought a reco one for $400 with a new plastic base..Some people say i was quite mad but it goes quite well...very smooth. And has a bit of punch expecally when the biiiiig secondarys open up. i've had no problems with it (i'm told it drives like new)
In the garage:
1972 XA Falcon sedan: G.T replica (Copper Bronze) 302c V8,4bbl, Mild cam, High-Tech Headers, Twin system, C10, King super lows, Reset leafs, 14x7 Globe bathurst wheels, Koni ajustable suspension.
Baremetal respray in progress - Copper bronze With Gold pearl, satin blackouts
1960 FB Holden Wagon: (Tha Yella Terra) 192ci 6cyl,4spd, 13x7 Chromies.
NA fairlane ghia 5.0