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jet fever

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predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:48:35 pm »
Anybody run these carbs?  Any advantages/disadvantages
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Squirrel Master

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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 06:51:12 pm »
Most boats ive seen them on are on tunnel rsms with dual carbs
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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:04:32 pm »
Predators work OK but use slop the same way as skill.

Not very efficient. Not to mention the fact that they are vacuum operated and if sized properly, a jet boat does not make enough manifold vacuum to make the work to their full potential...

They are more suited to the pull truck type application.

JMHO.
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jet fever

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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 09:38:17 pm »
Yeah my buddy was thinking about two carb tunnel ram setup.  His pop suggested them I never heard about em. 

Hes gonna stick with his single Quick Fuel set up.

Thanx for the input
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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 08:59:41 am »
Yeah my buddy was thinking about two carb tunnel ram setup.  His pop suggested them I never heard about em. 

Hes gonna stick with his single Quick Fuel set up.

Thanx for the input


Yeah... going from quick fuels to predators is kind like going, "Hey... this nail gun works pretty good and all... but I think I'm gonna start using my forehead to pound nails in."


Predator carbs are an interesting anomaly... they "kinda" work, but they also kinda never seem to live up to what people think they ought to do. Some people absolutely swear by them, but more times than not, a properly built/sized/tuned Holley (or Holley based carb) will out perform... or at lest that's been my experience the several times I've had with them. In a nutshell, they are basically of the same idea as a Stromberg or SU carb... variable venture so that you can have both worlds of large carb and low end driveability and response. The catch is... if they were truly all that and a bag of chips... they'd be on everything... not some obscure oddity... because things that work, tend to catch on.
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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 09:43:49 am »
I had one on my boat and it had a funny whistle when the motor was running, changed to a holly to get rid of the whistle and had better all around performance. sold the predator to a buddy and he put it on his blown chevy and it worked great.
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jet fever

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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 09:59:13 am »
Yeah I see thrm on alot of blower motors and tunnel ram setups he was wondering if he should keep the one carb or dual but hes gonna stick with the single.  Building a 496 for his Banner.
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Six-Oh-Nine

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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 02:06:13 pm »
Depending on how "built" his 496 will be... a typical pump gas deal, hard to beat the single 850.
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Re: predator carbs??? Why arent they on more boats?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 06:27:20 pm »
I'm running a hp 950 holly on a mild built 496 850 should wrk fine


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