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From: Hot springs, AR
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 05-17-2001 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm currently building an '80 302 for my car right now. I've decided to put a 4 barrel aluminum intake and carb on it to spice it up a bit. I've decided on the edelbrock performer series intake with maybe a 500-600 cfm carb. I would like to know if anyone has any input on this. Maybe you have used these parts or maybe someone knows where to find these parts cheap. I almost remember reading something somewhere on this site where members could order parts at a discount, but maybe not. thanx for the input.

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posted 05-17-2001 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kram2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went from a stock 4 barrel with a 500 cfm carb, to the edelbrock performer with a holly 600, and I really like the setup.


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From: fergus,ontario,canada
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posted 05-17-2001 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by FiveLiterDreamer:
"....I've decided on the edelbrock performer series intake with maybe a 500-600 cfm carb.

I have an Edelbrock Performer cam, intake and timming chain on my beast (with a 600 cfm holley 1850). If I were to do it again I would use the performer RPM set up. I knew jack when I built the engine (6 years ago), I thought I wanted off idle to 5500 rpm power. A mustang II weights nothing and it needs very little torque! The other reason I did it this way, was the smog legal issues. In my area SMOG has arrived and my darn car is exempt now! If I were me 6 years ago here is what I would do: Performer RPM manifold, Performer RPM cam, 1405 Edelbrock 600 cfm carb. The RPM requires 9.5:1 compression and high volume oil pump and adjustable rocker arms. High performance pistons too. The RPM set up is dynoed at 367HP (with RPM heads and 1407 750cfm carb). The performer set-up is dynoed at 275HP. I am very happy with my performer set-up, but I would do the RPM package for more horse power. 1500-6500RPM power does not mean it does not make any low end power, it just makes the most power between 1500 and 6500. I thought the car would be a dog around town with the RPM stuff ,this is not true. If you went to a victor or a torker you would then lose your bottom end stuff but, RPM on a little II is no problem. If you had a Torino or something huge, you would need the extra torque of a performer to pull around the fat pig! I know this last comment will cause some arguing but, I would definitely recommend a Edelbrock carb. Holley's are all fine and good however, Edelbrocks are amazing! A Holley is infinitely adjustable, what this means is guys like you and me can %&*# them up real good! Edelbrocks just drop on and work right out of the box. Holley realizes this and has come out with an "avenger" carb, it rocks but is not available as a rebuilt unit. They cost huge bucks! The new "avenger" is a Holley for the common man, and it can not be adjusted too much (like an Edelbrock). Advantage cheap rebuilt Edelbrocks (shinny old Carters). Hope this helps you out

1978 mustang II t-top mach 1
1991 lincoln mark 7
1997 escort wagon type R
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posted 05-19-2001 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gidyup302   Click Here to Email Gidyup302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a EB 302 performer with the 1405 600 CFM carb and thought it was great,but not what I wanted,poor low end, so I put on a 289 performer Its a little taller,with the same carb,big difference,Then put on a 750 Holly(dont like the holly)took that off and put on the EB 1407 750.,Like you said M.J.Its good to go out of the box. Dont forget you can play with the upper and lower torque by changing the carb. base plate,Open hole or with it split in to 2 holes,Also rear end gearing plays a big roll,You really need to sit down and do some figuring to get what you want without swaping parts all day.

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