|A common mistake
in setting up any intake system is the "bigger
is better" approach to carburetion. The FE
tri-power is just as effective on a big cubic
inch FE as it is on a 352. NHRA Super Stock FE
Fords are turning in excess of 8000 rpm with a
730 cfm CJ carb, the tri-power is more then
enough to feed any healthy street/strip FE. To
obtain the best performance out of an intake
system, particularly multi-carb set ups,
Concentrate on fuel delivery with good tuning.
*Make sure the carb
idles within the idle circuit.
*Select the proper
*Correctly adjust the
idle mixture screws.
adjustments are to spec, accelerator pump
*Select proper size
discharge nozzles, pump cams, and index
holes for optimum performance.
*Select correct size
jets based on spark plug readings or dyno
Although these are
just the basics you'd be surprised how many
over look this and what a difference just
the simple basics will add to performance
and driveability. A well tuned FE tri-power
is a great performer with excellent street
manners when properly tuned and adjusted.