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    Moderator RACING JUNKIE Harbone's Avatar
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    To much carb?

    The car I just bought has a Quick Fuel Technologies 950cfm carb on it. The part# is a Q950 and according to the website this is a drag race carb. I havent ran the car much since bringing it home, since it was cold and I tore the interior out to restore as soon as it was in the garage. The car starts right up but I noticed yesterday as I let it sit outside and warm up to burn the moisture out of the exhaust that it smells REALLY rich at idle! The car isnt missing or fouling plugs, its a 454 bored over .30 with 9.5:1 compression pistons, 781 heads with 2.19 and 1.88 valves, manley valve springs and some mild port work. 565 lift cam. The intake I do believe is a Torker. The car seems like it runs well but the fuel smell is almost unbearable! Can I "detune" this carbs idle setup enough or am I better off pulling it off the motor and finding a more "streetable" carb?
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    What is the elevation above sea level was this car tuned for, and what is YOUR elevation ?
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    It was tuned to run at the track at Indy, its way to rich for a street car with my setup according to all the carb calculators I have tried.
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    carbs are tricky

    Bone
    Tricky question
    I think that carb will work QF's are pretty flexible for tuning.
    I have had about a dozen BBC street strip motors, from 396 to 540's I have ran 750 vac carbs, 750 DP's, 850 DP's 1050's 2 and 3 ckt etc.
    Many folks on here have more experience than me,but I think you can "detune" or set that one up.
    As far as the carb calculators I have no faith in the ones I have used, they always came in at way under the CFM I thought I would need.
    your motor seems to be lower compression but still may move alot of air. based on the previous owner reputation.
    I would "play" with the carb you have.
    Again just my opinion, but as you know we have some slick guys on here they may know better than me.
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    Hey Bone's, you didn't say if it was 4150 base or a 4500 base carb? If you have a 4500 base i don't know if you have room for an adaptor plate to a 4150 base carb/hood clearance.The cam you have is actually smaller than a LS7 stock cam. I would think for the street a 750 carb would be perfect, but the choice between a vacuum secondary would be how much vacuum you can pull, so i would suggest a 750 double pumper with progressive linkage, play around with the cams and i'm sure you'll be happy. if you decide to go vacuum secondary then use a 4.0 power valve.

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    i think 950 is alot for that setup..... :? i would say the same as zipper 750-800 dp would be perfect :wink:
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    Zip I am pretty sure its a 4150 base. Its a shame cause its a really nice carb and if I was going to the track all the time I could probably make it work but this is going to be a street car 99% of the time so I need something more compatible.

    Thanks guys!
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