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Old 05-08-2019, 10:39 AM
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Default Carb Spacers, Are They A Good Idea?

When I was putting the new manifold on my 305 Chevy engine, I didn't have any studs handy, so I used a two inch spacer that I could install with quarter inch bolts that i had handy. The spacer is the wide open kind. Yesterday, I read that this is good for high end power, but I also got the impression that it is not so good for cruising, which I know will be the primary function of this vehicle. That said, the installation looks cool, but will it be the best fit for what my truck will be doing. Or am I just worrying about nothing?
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:31 AM
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This is just an opinion, Skip, but I think you're worrying about one horsepower difference, that you won't even notice. If it looks cool, works good and is what you had, run it.
As you mature, Skip, you'll find that some coffee-shop wisdom should be sifted through and culled aggressively. You must be too dang young, if you worry about insignificant power loss when you have fifty horses in excess in a hotrod.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:39 AM
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Thanks, MM. I'll leave it as is for now. See what happens.



As for maturing, at my age, I am already in regression.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:34 PM
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This is just an opinion, Skip, but I think you're worrying about one horsepower difference, that you won't even notice. If it looks cool, works good and is what you had, run it.
As you mature, Skip, you'll find that some coffee-shop wisdom should be sifted through and culled aggressively. You must be too dang young, if you worry about insignificant power loss when you have fifty horses in excess in a hotrod.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:07 PM
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Yep, I triple X this one
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:09 PM
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Yep.... got my vote that you won't feel the difference...
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The only time I ever had to use a spacer, it was to correct a fuel heating issue. I had one that occasionally would vapor lock and a spacer made it quit for me. I never noticed much difference on how it ran...
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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Finally, My camera has a battery. Here is a shot of the $25 Carter sitting on top of the $5 spacer.


BTW We fired it today, and it actually works.
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Run it and if the carb works forget it. just my 2 cents worth.
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