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alright so i gotta few buddies that have foxs and they seem to run great and there carb i was just curious how hard would it be to switch from efi to carb? im sorry if their is a 1000 threads. my long term goal for my car is just drag only whenever i get a 2nd vehicle . what are all the required parts? and im wanting to make it run mid 12s or low 13s i can run 100-150 shot if that helps lol.
 

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wait why would i be crazy? im not just saying a carb and intake and spray will make me do that but aint a carb car easier to use and best for a drag car? its cheaper
 

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No, not really, and no.

Don't get me wrong, I love carburetors, but to run 12s is stupid easy, and you're already injected, so how would a carb be cheaper? It's free to stay the way it is. To go carb you need an intake, distributor, carburetor, ect.... How's that cheaper? There would be 0 benefit for you to change.
 

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No, not really, and no.

Don't get me wrong, I love carburetors, but to run 12s is stupid easy, and you're already injected, so how would a carb be cheaper? It's free to stay the way it is. To go carb you need an intake, distributor, carburetor, ect.... How's that cheaper? There would be 0 benefit for you to change.
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im just under the impression of how much easier it is to work on because fuel injected ill have to buy intake manifold which is usually more expensive than the carb intake manifolds, fuel injectors, maf , throttle body and bigger fuel pump and junk. i just like how clean a carb car looks and they seem to be best as a race application. it seems like i never see fuel injected cars as the "big" drag cars
 

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wait why would i be crazy? im not just saying a carb and intake and spray will make me do that but aint a carb car easier to use and best for a drag car? its cheaper
What defines a "drag car"? Just asking...

You have EFI. leave it. It would cost you money to convert to a carburetor...

EFI is stupid easy to use to go 12..Just bolt ons and a 125 shot will make you go 12s if your suspensions ok. What do you need to do that you weren't going to do with a carb? With nitrous you need to adjust fuel and timing... Like a carb.

Otherwise you don't need to do anything for that small of a shot on a stock motor. No harm if the tune for the spray is good.
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If you're going to get another daily driver, why don't you just keep your car the way it is as a driver & pick up a 4 cyl. Mustang to make into a carbed drag car! You can find them cheap!
 

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Changing a few delivery system wont yield any hp gain. Just put the carb swap out of your head and spend your money on some thing else.

You say you like carbs, but why ? They can be just as hard to tune if you dont know what your doing.
 

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Than why ask? Don't get pissy if it's not the answer you were looking for. Fuel injection is more adaptable also. Most serious drag racers that run carbs have to walk around with a screwdriver in their pocket as the weather changes. There are more benefits to fuel injection than you are really seeing I think. Why do you think there are guys modifying carb intakes for fuel injection. What part of fuel injection are you having to constantly mess with that you wouldn't with a carb?
 

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If you want it, just because you want it, that's fine. Just don't expect the car to be any better, or faster, in any way. You will gain nothing from the swap.

This coming from a "carb guy."
 

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If you want it, just because you want it, that's fine. Just don't expect the car to be any better, or faster, in any way. You will gain nothing from the swap.

This coming from a "carb guy."
mostly its because i just want it sorry for sounding pissy lol.. but if i wanna make a carb car faster all id have to do is run a bigger intake and carb correct? thats if i already had heads and etc
 

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lol no
100% volumetric efficiency of a 302 at 6000 rpm is 524 CFM. and no engine is close to 100%. so throwing a bigger carb on it only makes it worse
 

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Juiced, I get you. If you're current efi is not enough to support your hp goal, then maybe switching to carb could be cost effective,but anything can be a perfect excuse, since you seem to like the carb answer. :) I agree that it makes for a much better looking motor compartment.
but if i wanna make a carb car faster all id have to do is run a bigger intake and carb correct? thats if i already had heads and etc
Carb and intake are just like everything else, combo's must be matched. If your car needs more carb or intake, then bigger will help, if not there won't be much difference, and if it moves into inappropriately big, performance will suffer.
 

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Just for reference, when I was 16 I had an 82 Capri (original 4 cyl car) with an old 302 transplanted into it. The guy I bought it from was so proud that he had up a 4 bbl carb on it off a 390 ci and told me how awesome it was. It was a dog. The carb didn't match anything else on the engine (which was completely stock) and if I could get the secondaries to open, it just bogged down and flooded. A bigger carb and intake will do nothing good if the engine isn't set up for it.
 

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Since you're getting no love on the EFI/Carb conversion, I'll dare to disagree with the mob. I'm a carb guy. I don't want a computer making decisions about how my car performs. I like the experience of checking plugs, swapping jets, and finding that sweet spot with my carb. I love the look of those air-gap intakes and a shiny carb bowl peeking from under a big chrome air cleaner. That's hot-rodding to me. Obviously, there isn't a good technical argument that carbs are better than EFI ... but EFI belongs on my new cars - on my neighbor's Taurus - on my friend's Toyota Camry - but not on my Stang. I'm with you. I don't want all those sensors and that gaggle of wires and crap on my Mustang. I'll just stick with a good double pumper ... and keep that screwdriver in my pocket.
 
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