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fullsizebronco
02-07-2011, 10:45 PM
i have to do a head gasket on my 460 fuel injected motor and i was wondering if swapping for a carb would be a downgrade or a upgrade the one my buddy pointed out to me is a stock carb and intake or would i have to do more than just the carb and intake like distributor etc?

fullsizebronco
02-07-2011, 10:46 PM
also someone is advertising DOVE heads for a 460 would this be worth looking into further ?

85chevy
02-07-2011, 10:47 PM
backwards

Apathy
02-08-2011, 07:14 AM
no question.. hands down, fuel injection.

In The Zone
02-08-2011, 07:52 AM
keep the injection...

fullsizebronco
02-08-2011, 09:51 AM
Kinda what I thought thanks for the imput guys

rmiller026
02-08-2011, 09:55 AM
You also have to change the heads on ur motor for the intake I personaly would go carb I like the simplicity and the fact you can gravity feed it to get home but it's personal prefference

Punk in Drublic
02-08-2011, 10:09 AM
injected=better perforemance/mileage, and runs on more of an angle than carbed. only thing good about carb is simplicity.

Apathy
02-08-2011, 10:20 AM
You also have to change the heads on ur motor for the intake I personaly would go carb I like the simplicity and the fact you can gravity feed it to get home but it's personal prefference

not if your off camber and the damn thing just won't run at all.

85chevy
02-08-2011, 10:24 AM
It can also adjust the mixture when ur going up and down in altitude so ur not losing power

epic3
02-08-2011, 11:42 AM
fuel injection failures 99% of the time are because of poor upkeep. So to go to such lengths as to pull it out is stupid if your worried about it go to the same lengths to do some preventative maintenance on it and keep it and enjoy the obvious benefits of it.

D-Ass
02-08-2011, 11:59 AM
shut up phil [stupid]

Apathy
02-08-2011, 12:25 PM
fuel injection failures 99% of the time are because of poor upkeep. So to go to such lengths as to pull it out is stupid if your worried about it go to the same lengths to do some preventative maintenance on it and keep it and enjoy the obvious benefits of it.


On this note:
go out and get a STOCK setup.. aftermarket stuff is cool and all.. but

STOCK IS RELIABLE.

'Balmer
02-08-2011, 01:50 PM
Carbs stink...

fullsizebronco
02-08-2011, 04:41 PM
I have no problems with my fuel injection fuel filters are new etc so I'm not worried about it failing was just wondering if I got that intake and carb if I could gain horse power possibly maybe getting an aftermarket carb but now I have no desire to change it over

Bigsexy
02-09-2011, 08:59 PM
I have no problems with my fuel injection fuel filters are new etc so I'm not worried about it failing was just wondering if I got that intake and carb if I could gain horse power possibly maybe getting an aftermarket carb but now I have no desire to change it over

ud still needa change the heads..depending on year.. mine has to

fullsizebronco
02-09-2011, 10:42 PM
you know whats funny the reason i asked is because i had a buddy who had the most sick 4 linked 78 ish ford with the same fuel injected motor i have but he made a adapter out of WOOD ya i said wood lol and plopped a carb on top of the wood spacer and changing nothing else and the truck fricking hauled ass! big time my truck had no chance of keeping up to it trust me i tried and blew a head gasket lol weird how some things can work out like that even more funny that this truck has been running for years! like this now he sold it :( and i dont know what happened to it

ktowner351
02-11-2011, 12:17 AM
im surprised there wasnt any leaks... nothing a little gasket goo wont fix i guess...

fullsizebronco
02-11-2011, 07:32 PM
ya to this day it still blows my mind... because it was a mud truck and im sure that would must have got wet at some point as well