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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:44 pm 
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I have a 81 malibu with the 229 motor and want a different carb, thats not electric controlled, what can i use? i know there isnt any after market intakes that i can find, or is there??

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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:46 pm 
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i have a gm performance intake on my 83 with a 3.8


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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:45 pm 
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The carb gets feedback from the O2 and other sensors and utilizes the computer. The distributor, carburetor, and computer really work as a set. Save your money for the swaps you plan on doing.


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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:04 pm 
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Hey. Whats going on with your Carburetor, Is it giving you problems ? Doug

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Not only the carb, but some other emission stock stuff, i just talked to my machinist today everyhting all together will cost $1100 with all the new parts and work, i would like it to go another 2 years and looked good enough to pop the hood at car shows, so this is the best economical way for now.

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:39 pm 
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I`m not sure what your going for, But if your going to change to a V8 in a year or two. I would buy a complete gasket set for you V6 and detail what you have. I would pull the motor but you could do it with the motor in the car. As for the other emission stuff, Remove what you can and detail what has to stay. You might be surprised at what a little cleaning and paint can do. If the computer carb run good I would run it. Not cents spending money for V6 parts you wont need in a year or two.. Doug

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 Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:23 pm 
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cammed up v6 wrote:
i have a gm performance intake on my 83 with a 3.8


Does GM still sell this intake? Thats the first I have ever heard of it.

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 Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:22 pm 
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The 4 barrel intake is available for the 90 degree Chevrolet V6 engines, at least in the 2011 GM Performance Parts catalog, under the part number 10134390. It has no provision for an EGR valve. Edelbrock also has a 4 barrel intake available for the 90 degree Chevrolet V6 as well, and it has no provision for an EGR valve either.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:18 am 
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I know this thread is over a year old, but if your distributor still has the vacuum pod on it you can keep it and go with an edlebrock 2111 intake. It will fit the stock 229 V6. You can then run either a holley 390 CFM 4 barrel or a holley 350 CFM 2 barrel carb. The computer can then be removed from your vehicle. I did this on my 1981 El Camino and used the same distributor and went with the edelbrock intake and holley carb. My motor has a few more performance parts installed so I went with a larger carb and it is doing just fine. When I removed my computer no Idiot lights showed up either.


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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:53 pm 
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the cheapest way to go might have been a 78-79 -(80?) 200 ci (3.3 L) intake and carb. Should be non computer in all 50 states for 78 and 79 and possibly still so in 49 states in 80.


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1980 229 was not computer controlled either.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:18 pm 
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A few early "Astro" vans may have had an iron 4bbl intake in the mid eighties. Have never seen one, but normally don't examine astro/safari vans very closely in the yards, either. Nor have i seen a four cyl one, believe that the "iron duke" was the base engine in the early years of that van, as well.


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:01 pm 
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In 1985 and 1986, GM installed a 4 barrel intake & carb on the 4.3LT V6 in the Astro vans and the light duty full size pickups. The intake manifold is cast iron, and its heavy, but it does have provision for an EGR valve, and other emission controls. Its set up for a Quadrajet carburetor.


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