Of course, many many people have asked over the years "What carb should I use?" and I'm sure the answer is similar to asking "what should I name my first born child?"
That being said, here is what I want to do. I am looking for opinions.
The engine starts instantly. Doesn't idle well until the car warms up. It floods easily. The carb has no throttle idle cam, so I have to keep my foot on the gas until it warms up. This is annoying. The electric choke is working, albeit it's probably not adjusted properly. Once the car warms up, the car bogs down off the line. Badly. Once going, it pulls pretty good after that. Car runs in the 15s, but only when the float doesn't act up and/or I run out of fuel pressure. Needless to say, I want to get that POS Holley out of there and replace it with something more appropriate. I don't want anything crazy. Just something that will bring new life to my low miles, mostly stock, motor. I don't want to rebuild or even adjust that Holley 650. I don't like aftermarket Holley carbs. I just want to replace it.
My original thought was Edelbrock. Many friends have told me "bolt them on, and forget about it". OK, sounds easy enough. But I'm too much of a Mopar fanatic to get off that easy. I want to do my homework and give the Mopar/Carter carbs a chance too. I've also heard that Edelbrock carbs are not a good match for a Mopar 383. But I have no evidence to substantiate such claim.
That being said, I'd prefer a carb with an electric choke, vacuum secondaries, and no need for any intake adapter plates. I still have the "pit" in the intake for the mechanical choke (it's capped off) if necessary.
If I go with Carter, I also want it to be a 1968 carb to match the motor (and transmission).
What are the stock Mopar carb numbers that match a 1968 Dodge Charger 383 4bbl?
And if aftermarket, what carbs do you recommend (not Holley)?
I don't want to mess with springs, floats, 10 different jet adjustment screws, this, that or the other thing. I just want it to work. (And yes, I've considered fuel injection for this reason...LOL...but not seriously).
Edited by charger383, February 18, 2008 at 04:18 pm.