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Old 09-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Converting from TPI to carb?

I have been talking with a couple of people who race thier cars and they said I should switch to a carborator to get more power. I am planning on putting a procharger on and it would save money not having to have a tune programed. Would I still be able to use the cruise control? I am looking at some different edelbrock intake manifolds, and a 750 carb. Has anyone done this to thier car. What parts did you use. My concerns are the cruise control, will it fit under the hood and will it make more power than the tpi. Thanks
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Plenty running SC with TPI also plenty who have done carb conversion.
Carb is best for all out WOT use; EFI will kill it anywhere else. Better cold starting , better fuel economy
Pick your poison .
How you going to run the carb with SC? Suck or blow through? Space is limited for plumbing over top of engine into carb if doing blow through unless you run a sscoop of some sort.
Most carb guys are running a 1 1/2' drop base air cleaner to get enough clearance
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I used to run a procharger with 8#'s of boost on a stock motor with just headers and I outran a head and cam car with it. Don't discount the TPI but if you want to talk to someone about a blower and a carb pm Happydad. He was running that same set up at the time I was running mine. He did have to cut the hood for the carb hat to fit though.

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I was going to use a blow through system. But if I have to cut a hole in the hood I should look at buying a blower instead of the procharger. If I use the tpi I wouldnt have to cut that would be a plus to. I will have to think about this for a while before spending the money. Thanks guys
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