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Been loosely debating trying out a different carb from the Weber 32/36 that's currently on my 194 i6... I could find a stock-style Rochester, but was debating what else is out there that can be bolted on without swapping the stock intake manifold...

So, my BIG question to the community is what are the carbs everyone is running on their little 194's and/OR what would they recommend?

Stick with the Weber?
Back to a Rochester 1bbl?
Stromberg 48? (I was just looking into these, but I think my stock fuel pump may have too high of a psi for these old-school carbs).
Others?

If it makes a difference in your opinion, the only big mods to my 194 are the HEI and larger exhaust manifold. Not looking to break any track records (obviously), just looking for a solid running carb that makes the absolute most of this little i6.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I have a 194 in my 4 door and everything is stock except HEI and carb. I have had both a 32/36 Weber and a 38/38 Weber on it. The 32/36 is a good carb and runs good, but the 38/38 is a lot better performer and also gave the 194 a lot more pulling power at low RPM's. I like them both but really like the 38/38. The gas mileage is the same.

If that helps you any.

Kenny
 

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Holley also made a stock replacement 1bbl. I'm running two of them on my 194. But i must ask, What is wrong with the webber you have on it now to make you consider changing it out? I heard those are good carbs.
 

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I've had the Weber for about a year and the car has always felt underpowered with it. Not that I'm expecting much from the 194, but I've had quite a few people drive it, agree that it should have more get-up-and-go. I've now heard every possible cure from it's too small to it's too big, or it needs to run leaner, etc etc. NovaBro and others have recommended a carb shop not far from SF I may take it too to get a truly expert opinion, before any swaps.

So you're running two 1bbls Holleys into a stock 194? Is that the offy intake? That sounds like a really nice setup! As for me, if I'm having a problem with one carb I probably should avoid moving up to two any time soon. :)


Holley also made a stock replacement 1bbl. I'm running two of them on my 194. But i must ask, What is wrong with the webber you have on it now to make you consider changing it out? I heard those are good carbs.
 

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I've had the Weber for about a year and the car has always felt underpowered with it. Not that I'm expecting much from the 194, but I've had quite a few people drive it, agree that it should have more get-up-and-go. I've now heard every possible cure from it's too small to it's too big, or it needs to run leaner, etc etc. NovaBro and others have recommended a carb shop not far from SF I may take it too to get a truly expert opinion, before any swaps.

So you're running two 1bbls Holleys into a stock 194? Is that the offy intake? That sounds like a really nice setup! As for me, if I'm having a problem with one carb I probably should avoid moving up to two any time soon. :)
That's exactly how My Stepson and I felt about the 32/36 compared to the 38/38. It was underpowered with the 32/36. We had the 32/26 and 38/38 on two different engines. We put both the 32/36 and 38/38 on the 194 Chevy and on a 1965 200 six Comet. The Comet ran a lot better with the 38/38 then with the 32/36. Same with the 194.

But the 32/36 is still not a bad carb in any way and ran smooth on both engines just didn't have the power the 38/38 made.

Kenny
 
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