Anybody with Predator Carbs ?

Discussion in 'The Mixing shop.' started by Still Looking, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Still Looking

    Still Looking Member

    Wondering about these Predator carbs and if they make any difference in performance or mileage.
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Door stops
  3. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    They look like the cube in the movie Hellraiser! I have never met anyone who used one.
  4. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Never used one, I haven't seen one in the Summit Catalog in YEARS!
    Werent they a variable venture type carb?
  5. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    I don't think they are made anymore. Even the predator home website doesn't list carbs in their available products section, just rebuild kits. I can say the majority of things I've ever heard about them were less than glowing (with a few exceptions here and there). But I'd say unless you're going for a pure "weird" factor, I wouldn't bother. They've gone the way of the dodo for a reason imho.
  6. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Platinum Level Contributor

    I believe those were based off of the old Kendig carb from the 60's. A funnycar racer named Dale Bartlett bought the Predator company back in the early 80's when I was working at the Oyster Creek plant by Toms River. He ran a speed shop (remember those :) ) I don't think he ever did much with the company. I've heard if you could tune them they'd run good full throttle but the part throttle metering wasn't 100%. The original Bigfoot ran them, 3 at one point!
  7. Still Looking

    Still Looking Member

    Yes, I believe so.
    Thanks all.
  8. got_tork

    got_tork Well-Known Member

    Slosh Box

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