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Intake and Carb Suggestions
« on: November 02, 2020, 10:37:03 PM »
I just purchased a Ď79 301 Firebird for my son. It is an all original car that runs but needs some love. We got it started and the intake is leaking coolant by the head so I imagine the gasket is probably no good. So we are thinking about swapping out the intake and carb since we have to pull it off anyway and getting rid of all the vacuum lines and charcoal canister. Any intake and carb suggestions for bone stock 301? We would like to put a four barrel on but not sure if it would be to much for it.

Dennis Manvell

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Re: Intake and Carb Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 10:48:52 PM »
You are going to go from 135hp to 150hp. Itís a lot of work for minimal gain. You can actually turn the 2bbl and distributor and gain more power that way. The only 4bbl intake you can use is the factory 301 cast intake. There is no aftermarket manifold that will fit these.

More importantly, thank you for spreading your love of these cars to you son. That is the best gift anyone can receive.

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Re: Intake and Carb Suggestions
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