Screw Holley..........put a 1.08 Autolite 4100 on that 289. I have a 65
Mustang 4100 on my 260 and it runs like a scalded dog. It cold starts like
a champ and idles at 700 rpm. I had a 650 Holley on the engine and it was
way too big. I am having a 1.12 4100 built for my 347 stroker.
Check out this forum - http://www.network54.com/Forum/88781/page-1
Once you go 4100, you never go back. They are that good.
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Subject: [Tigers] Best Carburetor(s) for the Tiger
So, I'm wondering about carburetion. On my 260, per expert advice, I have a
Holley 465 CFM carburetor installed -- sitting on an old Edelbrock F4B. The
question is about my 289, which I'm in the process of installing. The
engine has a mild cam, hydraulic lifters, original single point distributor,
Rick's headers and exhaust. When I bought my car, the 260 had a Holley 600
CFM carb on it, which I replaced with the new 465 CFM carb. For the 289, I
was wondering which would be the best choice. I'm thinking of installing
either the 465, the 600, or a 715 CFM Holley. I don't know if the biggest
carb would be best, or if that would simply make the car get horrible gas
mileage. What do you think? What do you have on your Tiger? Thanks in
advance for your advice!