I gotta say, I'm not a fan.
And this isn't because I voted for Reagan. It's probably due to some silly prejudice.
Over the years I have had countless cars/trucks with AFBs which worked just fine, but I didn't like the way they 'looked'. There is probably a lesson in bigotry somewhere in this.
The last AFB I had was on a '79 F250 4x4 with a 400M which could pull down surplus farm buildings and haul them away without losing ANY fuel economy. I always wanted to put an Edelbrock on that truck but why spend 6 hundo on a $250?