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Old 08-23-2008, 05:41 PM   #10
Captainbob
 
Drives: 69 Z28, 71 vette,01 ZO6,GT500
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Location: Seattle, Wa
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mono blade throttle bodies

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Originally Posted by MajorTom View Post
In my experience two engines with the same displacement, one carbed and one fuel-injected, the carbed one gets worse economy simply because it's a less precise method of injection. Fuel is wasted on the way to the combustion chamber.

And throttle response on the street is important and it's 9 times out of 10 going to be better with a fuel injected engine. And with electronic throttle, it's going to be better anyway because throttle tip-in is more progressive and measured and controlled. Just my experience owning a GTO and driving a few muscle cars.

I wouldn't want a carbed car. If I built a muscle car, I'd put an LS motor in it.
+1 I'm running about 800 hp/676 rwhp wiht a S/C of course but all due to A/F calibrations and a nice monoblade throttle body I'm able to get 20mpg+ on the hiway, and run 10 sec 1/4 miles.. Thats technology
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Previous cars: 65 GTO, 69 Z28, 73 vette,
84 vette, 01 SS Camaro, 01 ZO6, 07 Shelby GT500.. 10.97 @ 128mph
1st in line for a new SS Camaro..
Hoping GM will do the right thing. Super charge the new SS.. So it will compete with the big dogs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnevMoEut_E vs. ZO6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2l25Q5AHc4 10.97 run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vML-dKHCcLg dyno vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtQEdfN-CA hole shot
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