What Is A Carburetor On Your Car?

By: Victor Epand

Carburetors have been known to come in many different styles and require many different auto parts to go with them. They have been used on various engines since they were created and are needed to run you car. What are they and who makes them?

Carburetors are made by many companies and come in different sizes. The most common ones are 600 cfm and 750 cfm. But they can range from 450 cfm 2 barrel carbs all the way on up to a giant size of 1450 dominator 4 barrel carbs. The different styles can be bought at most auto parts stores and in racing magazines or mail order companies.

Carburetors are still very common on most cars but with the newer more technical ones, they are adding fuel injection to them. This helps to create better mileage and less fuel consumption.

Carbs have either a vacuum or mechanical secondary that helps them to run with your other auto parts. A vacuum secondary is operated by the engines internal vacuum. A mechanical secondary is operated by the linkage instead and most of these are ready to race.

These carburetors can be used in multiple configuration from the 8 Weber carbs to 2 four barrel or three two barrel, better known as a dual quad or three deuces. Most of these exotic setups are found in race cars or street rods.

Some of these will come from the factory and with their own set of auto parts to go with them. These set ups come on many of the cars that you may see on the street and on the strip. You can get a lot of different auto parts to help with the way that your carb gets your car to run and will help with the over all performance of it.

When you are getting your carbs ready for your racing or just driving needs, you will have to use many different auto parts to help you find the one set up that is right for you and what you are doing with your car. Take some time so that you get the right auto parts and the right crab in your car for the long run. You are the one that will have to deal with the way that it drives in the end, so make it good and make it fast so that people see you and your car.

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