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Yes, definitely stay under 500 CFM for the carb and make sure you set it up correctly.
The effectiveness and reliability Lucas 14 CUX EFI system over a carburetor is seriously overrated.
...and as far as a carb giving you problems at steep angles.....a Lucas 14CUX can give you problems at any angle.
It's Achilles heal is the fact the system is a retrofit onto an old engine designed for carbs and the very poor quality (by today's standards) sensors all OEM's used back then. Add twenty years + multiple owners throwing parts at it and you get all kinds of running problems. Some of the most often questions asked on the forum are poor running/EFI related.
A Carb is hard to beat for field diagnosis, repair and service. Especially if you take your Rangie on extended trips into the bush.
LUCAS EFI has it's supporters...........but I'm not one of them.
"Your only supposed to blow the BLOODY DOORS OFF" Charlie Croaker. The Italian Job. 1969.