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Re-Powered Pickups
"The power of pickups over the past few years has dropped so far they can't do the work they need to do anymore," says David Skouby, Waukomis, Okla., who's come up with a combination of add-on attachments for repowering farm pickups that he says has worked well for his and neighbors' pickups.
"I use an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold with a 600 cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor. I also use a Competition Cams high-energy 268 "duration" camshaft. On some pickups I also install headers and duals, which are worth the gain they give in power and handling. The carburetor should be jetted 2 or 3 steps richer on the primary side of the carburetor when headers are used and 1 or 2 steps richer without headers. Pickups re-powered this way run stronger, smoother, and get 1 to 2 mpg better mileage. The motor will also run cooler when under loaded conditions than before."

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4