Tell me your opinion

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What is the best carburetor for a direct drive 350 in your opinion?

Current setup (edelbrock 600 4 Barrel)
2
14%
Holley 450 4 Barrel
4
29%
Holley 390 4 Barrel
2
14%
Holley 500 2 Barrel
5
36%
Holley 350 2 Barrel
1
7%
 
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Tell me your opinion

Postby Duff0113 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:45 am

I know there are like 500 posts about this but not one definitive answer so I figured I'd see what popular opinion and thought came up with. In a direct drive chevy 350,what carburetor is best overall? Changing my setup soon and am stuck on a couple of different thoughts. Currently running an edelbrock 600 four barrel.

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:15 pm

You need a gearbox

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby terrible ted » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:46 pm

none of the above. I ran an Edelbrock 500. 4 barrel

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Duff0113 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:57 pm

jeepinocala1111 wrote:You need a gearbox


Very true but with our new baby just being born the Wifey would stroke out

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Postby jeepinocala1111 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Duff0113 wrote:
jeepinocala1111 wrote:You need a gearbox


Very true but with our new baby just being born the Wifey would stroke out


Been there myself. Maybe someone on here that has one sitting around doing nothing will help you out.

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:36 pm

First time she has to help unload the boat then put Jr in a basket and get out and push will fix that problem....!

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Duff0113 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:12 am

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:First time she has to help unload the boat then put Jr in a basket and get out and push will fix that problem....!


Haha that just may work. I'll be building another towards the middle of the year so that will be the one that makes some power.

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:48 am

Up in Cedar Key before I had an airboat the wife would tag along on a 3 plus mile trek thru sawgrass and mud to a redfish hole. After a few trips I told her "ya know if we had a airboat we could just ride here." She thought about that for a while and agreed to a build.

We went DD and got stuck a time or three on sticky grass with a full load, that was it....GET A GEAR DRIVE, I AIN'T PUSHING !

A 542 cubic inch engine mated to a 2.37 ratio gear drive with 4 S blades and everyone is happy...lol

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Deano » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:02 am

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:. . .We went DD and got stuck a time or three on sticky grass with a full load,
that was it....GET A GEAR DRIVE, I AIN'T PUSHING ! . . .
She never figured out that was deeper water to that hole going around to the other side, did she? ... :lol:
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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:39 am

Big Gulf boat chasing them lil swamp boats...lol

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby terrible ted » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:41 pm

keep it wet. I ran a dd 350 keep everything a light as possible. oh keep pvc pipe in your boat. you can save for a box but family's more important. At least you be out there better than a kicker boat

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:34 pm

Great advice.....

Sometimes it's about enjoying all that's around you and the moment.




Note: For others there are gear drives, boost, strippers and nitrous oxide.

Warning: Do not combine all ingredients that nitrous can get expensive...lol

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby 406 JAMIE » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:46 pm

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:Great advice.....

Sometimes it's about enjoying all that's around you and the moment.




Note: For others there are gear drives, boost, strippers and nitrous oxide.

Warning: Do not combine all ingredients that nitrous can get expensive...lol



LMFAO i have done strippers for sure NOS,geardrive adds up to 1HELL OF A RIDE .brother swamphunter
Now im working on boost thing lmao

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Duff0113 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:00 am

All good tips. I've been through countless old posts on here about dd boats. This thing rides great. It handles wakes in the canal like a tank. I just know it has a little more potential in it. It's pretty bare bones and not the correct combo right now. I'm changing props (currently wood) going to carbon, moving some stuff around with the rigging, changing engine pitch, changing intake manifolds, carb, cam and then heads. When I build the next boat I'm aiming for a setup that I won't have any worry about hopefully.

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Duff0113 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:01 am

terrible ted wrote:keep it wet. I ran a dd 350 keep everything a light as possible. oh keep pvc pipe in your boat. you can save for a box but family's more important. At least you be out there better than a kicker boat


It runs decent now. I can pull up and turn around usually and the. Get back in the water when I leave in some places. Just gotta work the bugs out. Especially for what little $$ I have in this thing.

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Re: Tell me your opinion

Postby Rick McC. » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:58 pm

Duff0113 wrote:
terrible ted wrote:keep it wet. I ran a dd 350 keep everything a light as possible. oh keep pvc pipe in your boat. you can save for a box but family's more important. At least you be out there better than a kicker boat


It runs decent now. I can pull up and turn around usually and the. Get back in the water when I leave in some places. Just gotta work the bugs out. Especially for what little $$ I have in this thing.
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