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65_289
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posted 08-11-2001 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok. I have an Edelbrock 1406 600 cfm carb. (I know, I know) I have a few questions.

1. Is there any way to tell if I need to get the secondaries to open sooner?

2. Would a 1" spacer help me out any?

3. Should I spend the money to get it dyno tuned, or get a Holley Street Avenger and tune that?

I will be racing it occasionally, but it is my daily driver, so I think a double pumper is out of the question. Thanks.

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1965 Coupe, Tremec 3550, Steeda Tri-Ax, Cable Clutch conversion, 3.25 gears, Ford XB3 longblock, x303 heads, B-Cam, 9:1 comp., Ford Racing high-torque starter, Pertronix Ignitor & Flamethrower coil, Accel 8.8mm wires, 600 cfm Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock RPM intake, K&N air, Holley electric fuel pump & AFPR, dual 2-chamber Flowmasters, KYB shocks, 5-leaf springs, Chrome Export Brace, Griffen Radiator, Comp. Eng. subs.

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Jeff
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posted 08-11-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. When the secondaries are properly adjusted, there will be no feeling that they are opening, rather the engine will continue to pull strongly through the transition as they open.

2. Maybe. I saw a study of these and with some cams they can add a couple more hp. The only way to know is to dyno tune and try it out.

3. Both carbs are competitive and when properly set up should produce similar results for equal cfm.

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65_289
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posted 08-11-2001 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Woo hoo, another Okie on here!!!!!

The reason I asked #3 is because I was thinking about getting an Avenger (for my b-day) and I don't wanna got spend the money to dyno tune this carb, only to have to do it all over again with the new carb....

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1965 Coupe, Tremec 3550, Steeda Tri-Ax, Cable Clutch conversion, 3.25 gears, Ford XB3 longblock, x303 heads, B-Cam, 9:1 comp., Ford Racing high-torque starter, Pertronix Ignitor & Flamethrower coil, Accel 8.8mm wires, 600 cfm Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock RPM intake, K&N air, Holley electric fuel pump & AFPR, dual 2-chamber Flowmasters, KYB shocks, 5-leaf springs, Chrome Export Brace, Griffen Radiator, Comp. Eng. subs.

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