Have a '68 350 coupe that has numbers match rebuilt 350 with 2 Sp P-glide. Car was originally a 350 2 Bbl, when engine rebuilt, converted to 4 Bbl with new intake manifold. Have original intake and carb with air cleaner cover. Looking for opinions on whether to convert back to original 2 Bbl, to be consistent with how the car was originally built or enjoy the benefits of the 4Bbl?
If you are concerned about originality yourself and/or resale value if you plan to unload the car in the foreseeable future, then I would consider keeping all the correct parts to return it to the factory state right where they are. Then you could either sell them with the car or install them right before selling.
Because I would just keep enjoying the benefits of those secondaries opening up when I drive it.
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Some of the 350 blocks came with that champhere'd edge at the top of the cylinders to make room for the bigger valve heads. Some didn't. 10:1 is dangerous territory for iron headed engines unless you intend on running 110 octane at $8 a gallon all the time.