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    Predator carb

    I see a lot of members are modding their cars by bolting on a 390 cfm carb, and having problems setting it up, it will be an uphill struggle as the TV8 because itís basically too
    small, also the heads are restrictive, cast manifold is restrictive, as is the exhaust system.
    l used to be a power hungry petrol head, and still am really, although my choice of engine was the rover (buick) at first then l moved on to 400 ci small block chevy engines, the last one l built was good for 800+ hp the only std part was the block, which was bored and honed using 3 inch steel plates and line bored, l could go on but l can head snoring already, the main reason for all this is about the holley, l too loved the holley and as with you guys l had trouble getting it right, then l read about a carb called a Preditor carb, its a vauum secondry, and before you all fall about laughing l should point out that l did buy a preditor and put it on my 400 chevy, there is no setting up itís a bolt on and go carb, the difference was staggering the pickup was instantaneous the engine achually came alive, the engine ran perfectly low and high revs, there are however one downside, the pickup is so fast you get carried away your right foot grows alarmingly fast and your mpg suffers.

    lecture over, but l would suggest you guys look into the Preditor carburettor, plus its better looking than the holley.

    Gaz

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    I didnít have time earlier to put a pic up of the carb so here it is, not only is it better than the Holley itís better looking too.

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      #3
      Interesting reading, the one problem Insee here is it looks rather taller than a 390 sonfittkng without a bonnet bulge would be very difficult - got to say Iíve never heard of one before now though.

      Cheers
      Mike

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        #4
        Interesting disclaimer on their website:

        Carburetors

        Disclaimer!!! Predator carburetors are NOT LEGAL for street use. These carburetors are for RACING ONLY!
        Dave
        1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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          #5
          Lmao Americans have strange laws, and even stranger ideas, fortunately we donít have such ridiculous laws........yet.

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            #6
            Hi Which inlet manifold did you use on your engine. I have a rover V8 engine looking to get rid of bonnet bulge. Many thanks

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              #7
              Originally posted by Vishnu View Post
              Hi Which inlet manifold did you use on your engine. I have a rover V8 engine looking to get rid of bonnet bulge. Many thanks
              Hi

              Have you looked on monarchs site,they do lots of mods for Rover engines,they sell spacers to go under the sub frame to lower the engine in the engine bay,or you can have the carb tops machine a little all helps to get did of the bonnet bump

              Dave
              73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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                #8
                Sorry to cut across the topic Gary (Munter) I have sent you a message, I need a bit more info.
                Chris

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                  #9
                  I don't know much about modding the TV8 engine but from reading Flying Farmers thread, both him and Down the Plughole have identified the inlet and exhaust manifolds as being the weakness in the engine from a perfomance POV. So unless you're going to do something about these parts (especially the Inlet manifold) I would suggect owners stay with the standard setup and save their money.
                  I love deadlines - I like the whooshing sound they make as they pass by!

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