Originally Posted by Takeda
Even if a carb manifold was available, there is no advantage of a carb over EFI. Way before EFI was available, mechanical fuel injection offered a performance advantage over carbs, as was seen by Mercedes (article below) and Corvette.
performance has never been a part of the discussions with his project. Carb offers the look that is normal to his vision. The ratrod will most likely have an exposed engine. carb offers maybe 2 wires total, compared to the miriad (sp?) of wires associated with a fuelie.
As stated, its probably not "doable". If it was, it would be the natural choice in his application.
a lot of serious car show enthusiasts swap out for carbs just for the cleanliness and balance it offers. Some of those guys don;t give a hoot since they probably trailer them anyway.
For those that drive, the weight reductions (rat rod with no hood, no fenders, etc, etc, etc) can easily offset the lost perfromance. My s-10 that I converted to carb ran a best of 13.01 quarter mile. with nitrous. the best I ran with fuel injected/nitrous was a 14.79. There was a "little" weight reduction done on the carb run.