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292 Y-Block Carb Selection

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50Poopbox, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. 50Poopbox
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
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    So I am thinking about changing the carb on my 292. It currently has a 2 bbl w/ electric choke. I dont know who makes it. I thought it was a Holley 2300 but the rebuild kit for that carb had almost no matching gaskets/seals or parts. The guy I bought it off told me it came off a mid 60's Y-Block.
    Im thinking about going to a 4 bbl and wondering if the Holley 4160 will bolt straight up to it, or do I need a new intake manifold. This is a daily driver and I'm not looking for huge horsepower numbers or anything, just want it to be able to scoot alright.
    If I need a new intake manifold, I think i will stick with a 2 bbl. So that being said which way should i go their. I would like to stick with an electric choke regardless.
     
  2. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    You may have an Autolite 2bbl carb on your car. it will bolt to any intake that would also use a Holley 2bbl like you describe. Yes, you'd need a different intake manifold for a 4bbl.
     
  3. Moneymaker
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
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    You will need a new intake manifold or at the very least a mickey mouse adapter to install a 4 barrel carb.
     
  4. 50Poopbox
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    Cool, thats what I figured. Any opinions on which way is the better way to go?
     
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  5. Moneymaker
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    4 barrel intake with a 1.08 480 CFM Autolite Ford 4V carb would be your best bet.
     

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