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Barry Grant Carbs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Larry T, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    I talked to a couple of the guys at JEGS here in Ohio, they all mentioned there was trash in the floatbowls? when the carbs were new out of the box.
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,167

    from Michigan

    I kinda wonder why the guys that did the final assembly on these carbs never caught it...
  3. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    from Garner, NC

    There is not a new carb on the market that I don't take apart and clean before I put it on. And check the floats as well. At this point I've found crap it most all of the brands.
  4. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,864


    The out of production AFB was reintroduced by Edelbrock.Barry Grant made another Holley carb while Holley is still in business.
    I bought a new BG carb a few years ago,correct for my application.I generally buy used Holleys or AFB's and rebuild them with great results. This BG Demon carb was a nighmare despite two trips back to BG for repair.
  5. I installed a BG Road Demon jr on a 292 that I just sold, all my engines I run-in and tune for my customers, this one ran too rich so I changed jets to step it down a bit. Still ran rich, after messing with it a while I found that the PV gasket was not only the wrong type but very misaligned, sucked plenty of gas by that one. With a gasket replacement and the original jets the carb runs great now. Kinda makes me think this was one of the last off the line and they were running out of parts making do with whatever they could find. I still like the carbs. and as said before you rarely get one from any company that works perfect right out of the box.
  6. CruiserUser
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Posts: 32


    Never had a problem with the BGs on my father's OT cars. I'm sad to hear another business went down, hopefully he can rebound at least enough to get his home back.
  7. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Rumour was it was deliberate, apparently there were some disgruntled employees, or that was the rumour anyway. Dont have a horse in this race, just passing along what I heard, so you can take it FWIW.
  8. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,694


    Waaay too much drama from the naysayers - sad to see this happen no matter what the reason and I understand they lost their home too. If that's the case, maybe you naysayers should think about how you would feel if that happened to you before you shoot your mouth off....
  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,167

    from Michigan

    Thanks Weasel!!

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