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Aftermarket intake & carb?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by StangDude, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. StangDude

    StangDude Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 7

    Some quick background:
    I have a 1985 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 auto, 350 engine that I am getting ready to either rebuld or replace with a crate engine (haven't decided yet). The engine currently runs good, but a recent drop in oil pressure inidcates bearings are going.

    I am getting an engine code which indentifies a problem with the idle mixture solenoid, located in the stock carb. Replacement is about $90 bucks and untold time/headache to remove and replace, not to mention this is the orignial carb with >120k miles and no telling if it will starte to have other problems. So my question is: when I replace/rebuild the engine, should I replace the stock intake & carb with aftermarket (Edelbrock/Holley) or keep and rebuild the stock carb? What issues am I dealing with respect to emissions if I go the aftermarket route? Any other words of wisdom?
    Thanks in advance!