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Old 12-09-2016, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious, can't find anything on Google, will a throttle body bolt to a standard carburator intake manifold?

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nope. the throttle body has a slightly larger bolt pattern. you would need an adapter plate to make it work


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nope. the throttle body has a slightly larger bolt pattern. you would need an adapter plate to make it work
Would I gave to make one or can I buy one

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i am not sure. i think you might have to make one for that application. if you had a 4bbl it would be a lot easier but going from a 2bbl to a throttle body is a bit of a pain since the 2bbl has a smaller bolt pattern than the throttle body.



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i am not sure. i think you might have to make one for that application. if you had a 4bbl it would be a lot easier but going from a 2bbl to a throttle body is a bit of a pain since the 2bbl has a smaller bolt pattern than the throttle body.

Would I run into issues if I did a 4 barrel carb swap?

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depends on whether your truck is setup for carb or TBI. if your truck is setup for TBI then it would be a lot more work and expensive since you would also have to buy all the ignition parts on top of the intake and carb.


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depends on whether your truck is setup for carb or TBI. if your truck is setup for TBI then it would be a lot more work and expensive since you would also have to buy all the ignition parts on top of the intake and carb.
Well TBI factory

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it would likely be a lot easier to just find a proper intake for it or get a aftermarket 4 barrel intake and fuel injection system. summit racing has some pretty cheap fuel injection setups.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...0003/overview/


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it would likely be a lot easier to just find a proper intake for it or get a aftermarket 4 barrel intake and fuel injection system. summit racing has some pretty cheap fuel injection setups.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...0003/overview/
I found a bunch of adapters on there but they are all for Chevy lol, I don't plan on anywhere near 400hp so I feel that'd be overkill was thinking headers, single 2.5" header back exhaust, mild cam, and a k&n air filter an maybe ported and polished heads

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that kit is good for engines up to 400hp. it is just a cheaper replacement to the crappy stock setup. i am pretty sure it can be tuned to work with a cam unlike the stock TBI setup that you can do nothing with. the stock computer hates changes like a cam that is not stock. that kit can also be used to control electric fans if you decide to run those also.


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