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I'm dead in the water with a leaky rochester 1bbl carb. I have a 1964 Chevy II Nova (400 series), 194 inline 6. I'm debating whether to by a rebuilt unit or upgrade the intake manifold and carb. Would anyone be able to offer some suggestions on a mild, daily driver upgrade? I was looking at StoveboltEngineCo.Com and Mr. Langdon has a 2bbl Holley Weber unit for
$85, but he doesn't have the linkage for a 194 inline.

I know there are many ways to go with this, but what would be the most economical upgrade?
 

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the most popular is the 390 holley 4bbl... probably a bit more pricey...

what ever you do, do not buy a rebuilt stock one... every rebuilt stock one I've had were junk.... they are notorius for warpping the top deck

if you go w/ stock, pay the extra and get the new one.
 

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Would anyone be able to offer some suggestions on a mild, daily driver upgrade? I was looking at StoveboltEngineCo.Com and Mr. Langdon has a 2bbl Holley Weber unit for
$85, but he doesn't have the linkage for a 194 inline.

I know there are many ways to go with this, but what would be the most economical upgrade?
Look again at the site. Langdons does offer the single linkage kit for the holley/webber carbs they sell. $35 for it and $15 for the carb adapter and $75 for the Holley/webber carb.
The Carter/webber is $85.
The air cleaner for it is about $30

The 4bbl offenhauser manifold is typically $230 from Langdons
The 390 Holley 4bbl carb is typically $439 from Speedway
Then add in the manifold gaskets,fuel line, linkage, carb adapter and air cleaner setup costs and you can see this route is not the economical way of doing it.

you can spend $670+ or you can spend about $155 with either route getting better results than a stock 1bbl. Your only limitation is your budget.

In answer to your question on the most economical upgrade: I would suggest going the single 2bbl Holley/webber route. This is the route I'm going with my 194 6cyl in my 64.
As much as I would rather put a 4bbl 390 Holley setup on my engine, I just can't afford that kind of upgrade new.
Either route is nice, but the choice is up to you.
 
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