I recently purchased an XB FAIRMONT on the weekend (can you tell im excited?) and was toying around a little with it on monday. Its a 302 column shift auto that was been previously modded a little. I found out that it has an Holley 350cfm.
My question is, will this make any performance increase on a 302 engine over the standard carby for an XB?
How about if it ran on a 4.1 XF Falcon? What would be the gains in that?
On that note, the engine is only barely running at the moment and not knowing alot about engines ive been learning as much as I can!
The carby's choke is broken on the side, it appears to be missing bits and a peice of plastic is actually broken. Seeing as though I don't plan on replacing the choke (or carby for that matter) for a while, can I just remove the remaining components so it looks like this?
I think (again I stress my lack of knowledge in this area) that one of the reasons the engine is not running correctly is that the choke cannot function at all and is blocking the air.
Have you thought about replacing it with a small 4 barrel Holley?
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You can remove the choke, and put in a manual cable if you wish, otherwise you will have to set it static as a compromise between cold and hot running, or just wide open as if the engine is hot, and it will idle badly when cold.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
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