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I'm in the process of purchasing parts to put the engine back together. I've got everything except the intake and exhaust manifolds. I've already ruled out the 4 barrel and stock intakes. I wanted something a little more unique so I'm trying to decide between the Offy 2x1 barrel or the offy 3x1. I'm not looking for power from this little 194, just some style.

I just can't decide between the 2 or 3 carbs. Does anyone have any images or advice?

Most likely I'm going to go with Stovebolt's cast iron headers over the stock manifold. I like the retro look.
 

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2 carbs would be easier to tune than 3, however I think 3 properly tuned carbs would be a little snappier.

What inline are you using a 194, 230, or a 250?

If your using a 194 I would say go for the 2x1, if your using a 230 or 250 I would say 3x1.
 

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Sorry, forgot to add that. It's a 194.

Those have style but not really the style I'm going for. Too much billet for my tastes.

I was worried about the carb tuning but I figured I could learn a lot since it's something I don't know very well.
 

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I ran two deuces back in the day (mid-1980s). It was a little difficult to time both carbs, but if I knew what I was doing back then, it would have probably worked much better. The switch to the 4bbl carb turned out great for me - my fuel mileage went up quite a bit, which was important to me at the time since the car was my daily driver back and forth between the Central Valley and San Jose, CA (about 90 miles one way).
 

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I love the pics and you're right. Those are definately unique.

I think I've decided on the dual carb set up. I already have 2 carbs, I won't need to find a third. Plus I don't have a lot of experience tuning a carb so two seems less intimidating than three.

Thanks for the help and information guys.
 
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