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Old 09-07-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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How do I ensure carburetor fitment?

Im getting a new intake manifold for my 1982 El Camino 3.8L 231cid V6 I know the carb will fit on the manifold but how do I make sure It has all the same vacuum hoses and such? is it Universal? I just don't want to pay $200 for a carburetor that doesn't fit my car. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Edit: Here is the new intake manifold https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Edelb...3L,109368.html
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That manifold is not for a 3.8, how did you pick that out?
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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Speedway motor support, "Performer 90 Deg. V6 Intake Manifold is designed for street and marine 1985-95 200-229-262 c.i.d. (3.8 and 4.3L) Chevy V6s."
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Re: How do I ensure carburetor fitment?

The 231 is the Buick V6. The Chevy V6 is a 229 and is compatible with the 4.3. Your Elco should have the Chevy 229, unless it was a "California" model, which did come with the 231. If it is indeed the 231, then that manifold is not compatible.
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The 231 is the Buick V6. The Chevy V6 is a 229 and is compatible with the 4.3. Your Elco should have the Chevy 229, unless it was a "California" model, which did come with the 231. If it is indeed the 231, then that manifold is not compatible.
My grandfather bought it new in Cali.... How can I find a manifold that does fit?

Okay I found one that looks more like the stock manifold. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/e...caAokNEALw_wcB How can I be sure its compatible?
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Re: How do I ensure carburetor fitment?

Looking for carburetors I'm not finding a lot near the 300CFM Ideal for my engine. Is it okay to get something bigger? What are the negative side effects?
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