can I convert a used alcohol carb to gas?

General engine tech -- Drag Racing to Circle Track

Moderator: Team

Post Reply
bobbybigblock
Pro
Pro
Posts: 230
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:22 pm
Location: upstate NY

can I convert a used alcohol carb to gas?

Post by bobbybigblock » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:30 pm

I need a affordable used carb on the large side. I only found a 1,000cfm holley alky carb. Is the conversion complicated?
someday I'll have something more than Junk!!

econo racer
Pro
Pro
Posts: 289
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:44 pm
Location: alabama

Post by econo racer » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:33 am

IMO No! not without changing out a lot of costly stuff-Metering blocks etc :(

User avatar
jmarkaudio
Guru
Guru
Posts: 4057
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:26 am
Location: Florida
Contact:

Post by jmarkaudio » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:51 am

Metering blocks and boosters, air bleeds may have been changed. It would be almost easier to run Alcohol.
Mark Whitener
http://racingfuelsystems.myfunforum.org
____

Good work isn't cheap and cheap work can't be good.

Ron Golden
Expert
Expert
Posts: 763
Joined: Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:09 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Post by Ron Golden » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:07 am

Rejet it to an 1000cfm gas carb and try it. It may not be a BLP custom carb for your specific engine, but try it and see what happens. You have to remember that having the perfect carb, headers, gear, intake doesn't keep you from having fun, and you'll learn what works and what doesn't.

I'll bet all of us on Speedtalk started with a 4 barrel, headers, and a lot of gear and had a blast. Since then we've gotten smarter(?), spent a hell of a lot of money and didn't have any more fun..... we just go faster.

Ron

Post Reply