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Old 08-23-2008, 04:41 PM   #10
Drives: 69 Z28, 71 vette,01 ZO6,GT500
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, Wa
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mono blade throttle bodies

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
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! vs. ZO6 10.97 run dyno vid hole shot
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