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Old 09-23-2020, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Stromberg carbs

Have a intake that set up to run 4 carbs

Do you run all 4 or just 2 and use linkage to run the other ones
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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Given the design of most 4-carb intakes, they are designed to run all four in unison. Unless you have a larger cubic inch engine and are into real racing, you might be best off with four of the smaller 81 Strombergs.
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And that can get real expensive.
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:56 AM   #4
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It's a inline 6 301 cubic inch with a 588 camshaft for a hot rod
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #5
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In your case, you should be able to run 2, with the other 2 on a progressive linkage.
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:10 PM   #6
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Now you have piqued my interest. Would you mind sharing what kind of an engine this is? The only 300+ ci vintage inline sixes I can think of are Hudsons (308 ci) and GMC's (302 ci). Since yours is smaller, I'm stumped.

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Old 09-23-2020, 02:57 PM   #7
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Chevy 292 +.060 custom pistions lump ports close to 10to1 compression custom intake 588 intake 581 exhaust 234 intake 234 exhaust at .050 lob Sep 112
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:15 PM   #8
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OK. That explains it. (Modern stuff.) Sounds healthy, though. It might run OK progressive, but I bet straight would be better. The only time I ran 4 97's was on the 331 Hemi in my racecar (straight linkage, of course). It ran great and was quite fast, but for some reason, I had to go through the carbs every year. I finally had enough of that and went to two large-base 2G's on a different manifold; it ran about as good and the carburetors are completely trouble free. (One of the guys I raced with ran a 320 ci Buick straight eight with 5 97's (straight linkage as well.)

When I had the first setup, I ran across an article someplace (maybe on the H.A.M.B.) that explained how to properly set up 4 in a row with a straight linkage for the street. Maybe I can find again it if you're interested.
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:41 PM   #9
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The gm carbs are good for shure but they don't look as good as the older ones
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:37 PM   #10
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How about three Carter YH side draft carburetors, like the early Corvettes?

Also used on turbocharged Corvairs and some Nash, I think.

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