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    Carby on an L98

    Techeads has anybody put a carb on an L98 ?
    Ive got a spare L98 with no loom so im thinking....carby ! . Is there a 'one stop' shop that i can get everything needed to convert it over and what about the dizzy setup !.
    I'll throw a decent cam at it but some advice would save me doing the job twice and it'd be much appreciated.

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    Don't do the dizzy it's a waste of money and effort. Buy the MSD box and loom and it plugs into the coils and all the sensors and runs all your sparkles. Then just buy a carb manifold and carb and run an electric fuel pump and you're done.

    The MSD box has a bunch of chips with preprogrammed timing curves if you couldn't be fucked plugging in a laptop to do your own timing
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    Cheers...thats the info im after. Have you done this and if you did, howd it go ?

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    We've done it on a couple LS1s. One started out single carb on petrol, then e85 and now it's blown meth 383 and makes close 700 at the tyres.

    The other is a stock bottom end 5.7 with a 6/71 and two meth carbs. Both skid cars. The box is just like wiring up any other MSD box
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    Is there anyone that sells everything in a kit for the L98...ive seen individual items on ebay but i wanna get the lot and get it done...doin the cam/lifters too.

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    No-one sells it altogether.

    Avoid msd, go dakota digital unit 100x better

    Dizzy is good for bulk revs and looks, but not cheap, done it a couple times though

    721hp


    530hp
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    You picked up 191hp by turning the dizzy 90 degrees
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    People run dizzy's on these things for looks? They look retarded.
    Seriously, whats the point of a LS engine when you remove every single modern electronic component? I get the carb but if your trying that hard to make a modern engine look old...... why not just use an old engine?
    Least its not a massive contradiction.
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    Fuck me. Everyone has to shit on something because it's not what they like…

    The MSD box works fine. The Dakota digital one may be better (don't know anything about it) but you certainly don't have to avoid the MSD box. You won't die from using one.

    As far as why would you carby an LS over an old engine? They're $2 and compared to any other stock small block they have a great cylinder head and strong bottom end from the factory. If you think EFI is their only benefit you're probably a dumb cunt. All tuners have preferences on engine management and for some people a carby is their preference
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    I get the carby 100%
    They work well, no problems

    But the ignition is so simple using the factory gear, whats the advantage of the dizzy? No advantage and it looks out of place - its not like its simpler and more reliable either.
    Its no different to taking a XR6T engine and stuffing it into an old F100 and putting a points dizzy and blow through carb on it.
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    I'm in a carb ls group, msd carb boxes are ridiculously tempremental, thats why i say avoid. Dakota stuff much better quality with better service as well.

    Ls Efi systems struggle to give clean spark at 7500+ rpm, thats why a lot of racers go dizzy. Carbs give better peak hp over and over as fuel cools the intake it seems
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    I wonder if all the issues are in the box though. We've had probs with the skid car over the years and it's been shit like the cam sensor failing and you have to crank it forever before it starts. And a lot of people have interesting ideas on what's good wiring too lol

    Curious about the Dakota digital thing though.

    7500 is enough for most people on stock rods and a hydraulic roller though. Your shit is a bit outside the norm
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    Yes, i'm outside the norm

    Sorta agree about the msd stuff, but lot of switched on guys also had drama after drama. Main issue i believe is caused by poor earths, but i've always run 2 earths off my engine.

    There is also the edelbrock carb ignition unit, but thats the worst of the lot
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Id be happy with 7500 and thanks for the heads up Dogsballs, im looking into the Dakota digital boxes.

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