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Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
Wally / Montana #1347391 Fri Feb 21 2020 11:23 PM
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Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
ClassicsR4Me #1379064 Wed Sep 30 2020 11:18 PM
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Gabriel Sandoval
Update 9-30-2020 : I finally got back to rebuilding my older “bigger” single barrel Rochester to put back on the 261 in my 1946 Chevy. Driving them back to back, I would say the Rochester has around 5-10% more horsepower at the top end. I put the Daytona Carburetor on my 235 Stovebolt in my 47 Fleetline and it is a perfect match. Same power output to me as the “regular” single barrel Rochester with the benefit of having a new Carburetor. As I mentioned before I’m very content with the Daytona performance. I’ll be doing a gas mileage test but I imagine it will be similar to the Rochester. I hope this info helps whoever is interested in these Carbs.

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Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
ClassicsR4Me #1379074 Thu Oct 01 2020 12:33 AM
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A 235 would likely get 15 MPG if you dribbled gas down the carb out of a boot whether the bed was fully loaded down of empty.

Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
52Carl #1379076 Thu Oct 01 2020 12:45 AM
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Gabriel Sandoval
Greetings Carl. The 235 is actually in the Fleetline, and I was getting 14mps with the Rochester, I hope the Daytona will do a bit better. My 261 got 12mpg's with either Carb. Both are running great.

Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
ClassicsR4Me #1410337 Tue May 18 2021 04:22 PM
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Gabriel:

I realize this thread is over six months old, but I wanted to add my thanks to you for taking the time to post your experiences with the Daytona carburetor. Having been through (so far) 3 of the original Rochester B units, and having yet to find one which is not warped (and leaking), I have been searching for an alternative and I think the Daytona might be it for my '53 truck with its 216. I'll save the Rochesters for the next owner.


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Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
bajones238 #1410376 Tue May 18 2021 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bajones238
Gabriel:

I realize this thread is over six months old, but I wanted to add my thanks to you for taking the time to post your experiences with the Daytona carburetor. Having been through (so far) 3 of the original Rochester B units, and having yet to find one which is not warped (and leaking), I have been searching for an alternative and I think the Daytona might be it for my '53 truck with its 216. I'll save the Rochesters for the next owner.

Ditto, I applaud the effort here to test it out.

I’m not sure any of us love the idea of modern aftermarket carbs. And clearly the Daytona isn’t a perfect solution from a design standpoint.

But keeping our old vehicles on the road for another couple decades is going to likely require some creativity and getting comfortable with less than ideal solutions. The supply of B’s in usable condition sucks. The proper YF is not super easy to source and the prices get higher each year.

Parallel example...I like to tinker around with chainsaws. Some OEM stuff like carbs and coils are getting mighty scarce or just don’t exist. Using aftermarket parts of questionable origin is just becoming a way of life. I don’t particularly like it...but it’s just the way it is.

Re: Testing Daytona Universal Carburetor UN2
ClassicsR4Me #1410392 Tue May 18 2021 10:51 PM
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I just installed one of these on my 38 216. It runs perfectly and going by the plugs, in a very lean manner. It is basically a Zenith 28 and as I understand from my GMC shop manual, they were used on them in the early fifties. You could also get an adjustable high speed jet in those days for high altitude applications.


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