My idea to rig a carb on a 3.0... - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 01-28-2009
b3kbruiser's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: DFW Area, Tx
Posts: 713
Well, I've come to a decision over this... I'm going to shelve this idea for the time being, and pick up a small block for the rat rod. I'm going to keep the 3.0, and whenever I'm bored with the rod or have a few extra bucks, I'm going to re-visit the idea until I've proved you all wrong :)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-28-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Takeda View Post
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.

Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-28-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
chris- above is my carb conversion on a 4.3L s-10. It was done on a cheap scale. I ripped out everything I could.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-28-2009
b3kbruiser's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: DFW Area, Tx
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
chris- above is my carb conversion on a 4.3L s-10. It was done on a cheap scale. I ripped out everything I could.
Wow, very nice. That's the exact look I was hoping to get with the 3.0, but as has been said, I don't think I'll be able to get it working within 10 years.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-28-2009
02rangermayhem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: C.Springs
Posts: 573
how would you tune your truck after doing this? doesnt the ecu control alot more parts of the engine other than the emissions system?

i dont see the purpose at all. sounds like a lot of headachs and unneeded stress to pull this off
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-28-2009
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
see that msd box thats pretty much all you need
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-28-2009
02rangermayhem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: C.Springs
Posts: 573
toche...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Trade: Holley 500 CFM Carb for Holley 350 CFM Carb Snow Wolf Engine & Drivetrain 3 03-01-2010 03:35 AM
carb ? Snow Wolf 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 1 09-24-2008 10:36 AM
302 Carb'd or 5.0EFI? God,Country,FORD 8-Cylinder Tech 42 01-15-2008 09:20 PM
'84 2.3 carb help rrausch SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 2 08-15-2007 10:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:50 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.