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Old 05-25-2008, 07:24 PM
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I have recently inherited a 1972 Imperial and although I am mechanically inclined I really don't know anything about the cars. If anyone can provide any insight or information or even any web sites I can go to to find out any information on these cars it would be greatly appreciated.

This is all I know about the car: It has a 440, posi rear, dual exhaust and has power pretty much everything. I need to find another carb for it due to the fact that it has the wrong one on it. I have the original but was wondering if I could find a reman or one that would fit. From what I was told it is an original holley carb but I'm not sure so if anyone can provide any info I would be greatly appreciative.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:03 PM
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moe in wichita ks
the holley is most likly the o.e.m. carb, and is generaly thought to be not as good as a carter carb. the carter carb is thought to be a varey good carb, and is seen as stock cause the carter was used on this engine a few years earlyer. by all means use the carter.
Old 05-26-2008, 08:55 PM
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Check with websites for a complete carb rebuild kit, and I agree, use the Carter.

The Carter is a much more faithful and reliable unit, especially if it has the smaller primaries and huge secondaries. It will generate MUCH power when you call for it, but they usually had a short delay as the secondaries were somewhat slow to kick in. When they finally were fully open, ZOOM! And because the primaries were so much smaller, they were easier to control air/fuel ratios and run a bit more efficiently at low power requirements.

The Holley on the other hand was HOT from the time you put your foot into it. Reliability and adjustments were a nightmare though.
Old 05-27-2008, 09:58 PM
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Have any pics of this beast? It would be interesting to see!
Old 05-30-2008, 01:42 AM
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Yeah it’s good to post picture of your 1972 Imperial so it’s easy for us to know the right carb for your vehicle. There are lots of automotive sites where you can look for the parts you need. I have seen car parts of different car makes and models at Automotive Geek.
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