View Full Version : Ok I searched, but wanted your opinions.

04-29-2012, 11:01 PM
I have a 1972 Chevelle with a LQ9, patriot 226 cam, turbo 400. I'm planning to run a single plane of some sort, long tubes and a 3400-3500 stall, Gears are 4.10s. I have a 750 Holley vac secondary carb from the last engine, should I reuse this carb or should I step up to a bigger carb or another 750 with mechanical secondaries??? I plan on swapping the heads out later to a set of SDPC cnc'd 243s.

04-30-2012, 12:08 AM
I know it takes time to get responses. 71 views later, I figured I'd have a couple...

richard david
04-30-2012, 06:22 AM
If your just making a cruiser that will work but if your wanting to make some power go with a mechanical.750 or 850.. I ran a 75010 vac sec. On mine and could only get 119mph out of it went to 850 and picked up to 124 with my old lq4.

richard david
04-30-2012, 06:24 AM
That was supposed to say 750 vac.secondary

Pop N Wood
04-30-2012, 07:43 AM
I take it you are setting this up for the track? You will be moving a good bit of air with that cam and ported heads. I'm sure it could use the extra CFM up top so I would think at least an 850 would be a better choice. I would be tempted to run what I had for now and upgrade later.

Mechanical vs. vac secondary, I don't know what to tell you. Some guys on here say never run a vac secondary cause they cost HP up top. Holley only recommends them for light weight, low gear cars with manual transmissions.

04-30-2012, 09:04 AM
The 750 will work, but a mechanical will get the max air to the engine, and larger cfm is a plus as stated.

04-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Thank you guys.

04-30-2012, 11:12 AM
I would not run a vacuum secondary carburetor with a high stall converter over 2500.

04-30-2012, 12:59 PM
If you need, I have killer deals on Proform/Quickfuel Carbs in stock ;)