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ewokeric
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From: woodbridge, va united states
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posted 04-15-2002 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
was thinking about purchasing a edlebrocks factory reconditioned carb. Preformer series 600cfm w/electric choke. what do you guys think about this carb verse a holley carb of the same type and size.

eric

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68 mustang coupe(california special)not real though but looks it(will be nice) 351w/c4

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steve'66
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posted 04-15-2002 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Compared to a holley it sucks.

SteveW

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460-67Stang
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From: Southern Ohio, USA
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posted 04-16-2002 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It depends upon what you want out of your carb. I ran a Holley 850 double pumper on my 460. It gave lots of power but needed occasional (OK, often) tuning and gave poor MPG. Excellent throttle response though.

I've since installed an Edelbrock 750 CFM carb and love it. You can change the jets REAL easily and quickly without a mess or even taking the carb off the engine. It runs great, although with a bit less power than the 850 DP...that's OK though as I like the improved MPG. I can still get more than enough power for the street though!

Which is another point.....for the street, nothing beats an Edelbrock. Set it and go. The electric choke works well too....and is adjustable.
YMMV,
Brian

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mustangs68
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posted 04-16-2002 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one (not reconditioned but bought as new) and have no probelm with it.

Very good street carb and IMHO equal to or better than a Holley for street use.
sam

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
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posted 04-17-2002 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After having several new and rebuilt Holleys over the years, I made the switch to Edelbrock's 600 carb 2 years ago. I have been nothing but pleased with it and so is everyone around here that runs them. Holleys need too much maintenance (for me). I just have a street driven car, maybe if I was a racer I would use Holley's carbs, but for my useage, it works great and has never needed adjusted.

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-17-2002 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have an Edelbrock 500 cfm on my 65 Mustang with an 89 5.0 and B303 cam. Works good, but think it needs some finer tuning. Gives absolutely no problem, never requires adjustment, and one morning, it backfired and guess what!!!! NO POWER VALVE PROBLEM! Had a 600 Carter before, but saw the 500 on V-M one day and got it. Some call it a Jimmy Carter but will take it over Buddy Holley!LOL! Soon, I hope, an EFI will be there, intead.

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68stang351
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posted 04-17-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mellowyellow, I have some EFI stuff you may interested in. I was going to put my 351W in with EFI, but I got to impatient and its all going to be gone now. Let know if your ever interested.

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ewokeric
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From: woodbridge, va united states
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posted 04-17-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
mellowyellow, I have some EFI stuff you may interested in. I was going to put my 351W in with EFI, but I got to impatient and its all going to be gone now. Let know if your ever interested.


what parts do have and for what year 351w are they for i have a 1972 block but the heads are different i think have not check those yet.

eric

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68 mustang coupe(california special)not real though but looks it(will be nice) 351w/c4

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65_289
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posted 04-18-2002 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an Edelbrock 600, then switched to a Holley 650 DP. I won't tell the "1 second" story, e-mail me if you want to hear it.

As far as gas mileage, I lost MAYBE 1-2 mpg.

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ewokeric
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posted 04-23-2002 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i orded my new carb today should get it by the weekend will let you guys know how it turns out

thanks for the advice on the carb and if anybody has some efi stuff i will be building a new engine for the mustang(slowly) and would like to go efi if not to much hassle or cost.

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