Well thats just it, torque. Just like ole Shelby himself once said, "horsepower sells cars, but torque wins races".
So if i have a pretty much bone stock 289 and throw a 600cfm carb on there, its just way too much fuel. I mean i have this thing professionally dialed in a tuned for my car and still it acts like it floods out when i stomp on the gas from a dea stop then start sto take off. The throttle response is good but could be better. I mean the A-code 289s had 470 or 480cfm 4brl carbs, NOT 600cfm. I just dont have enough motor for this carb. I never did the research, just the typical "bigger is better" mentality which doesnt work that great in this case. I plan on adding a MILD cam way down the road, but not where im gonna need 600cfm of carb. I mean if there was a wayto rejet it down to 500cfm ide just do that. If it were possible. I just dont know.