- Jan 8, 2019
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First of all, I would like to say that this boat is not mine, and I'm not trash talking it at all! I've been looking to buy an old flatty v-drive. This particular boat that I've looked at has a Ford 390 FE engine. Not my first choice, but I appreciate the nostalgia of these engines.
I am morbidly curious, is this a common setup with these FE's? Or do these perform better and better the taller your stack of carb spacers get?
IF I were to hypothetically pick up this boat, I was thinking that at least one layer of carb spacer would need to come off. Or, does this seem normal and is considered socially acceptable among FE enthusiasts? Perhaps it would get up into cooler air with some billet spacers between the carbs and scoop?
Also, while I'm prodding for Ford FE info, it seems to me that two 600 cfm cabs would be grossly over carbed for a 390" engine. Seems like something needing closer to 750 cfm worth of carb, than 1,200 cfm of carb? With all of the mildly built engines running so much carb, is it super common for all of these carbed boats to live SUPER fat?
Thanks for any insight!