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XL428
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posted 03-29-2001 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey all, I have a 1967 Galaxie XL with a Q code 428. Everything is original and the factory stock carb is about shot. I want to replace it with a new one, but I'm no mechanic. I got the old one off and noticed that the plate has square holes. What kind of carb can I put on this? Anything, as long as the pattern matches? What size should I put on? I know I need manual choke, but what else? Please tell me all you can. I really appreciate it!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-29-2001 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

Are you planning to keep the car stock?

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XL428
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posted 03-29-2001 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Welcome to M&M!

Are you planning to keep the car stock?


No, I'm not. I have a set of 428 CJ heads I want to install someday as well. A new intake will be in order then, too. But for now I just want the new carb. Any suggestions? I'm glad I found this site, it rocks!

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Stewart
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posted 03-29-2001 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see you post XL. Like I said in the email, these guys really know there stuff!

Welcome to M&M and stop by Sam's Place to intro yerself. It's our lounge, where we hang out and relax.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-03-2001 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by XL428:
No, I'm not. I have a set of 428 CJ heads I want to install someday as well. A new intake will be in order then, too. But for now I just want the new carb. Any suggestions? I'm glad I found this site, it rocks!

Whoa! Sorry I lost track of this post, bud!

I would say right now the best bang for the buck for you would be the Holley 3310 750 cfm vacuum secondary. You can get them for around $175 from places like Summit.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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Moneymaker
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posted 04-03-2001 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M XL ! You can install several different Holley or (yuk) Jimmy Carter/Edelbrock carbs on your stock 428 Intake. Is you car a 7 Liter or just an XL-500?

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XL428
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posted 04-03-2001 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, not to make anyone upset, but I ended up getting the Edelbrock 750 carb. I put it on this past weekend, but I have to modify the throttle cable bracket before I am done. But I did get the car started ( ), which is pretty cool by my standard, for I'm no mechanic and have never done anything that sophisticated before! I know a carb isn't sophisticated, but considering I'd never done that before; it was to me. I plan on getting the original carb rebuilt professionally someday, I just wanted to be able to drive the car this summer to the shows and cruise-ins. Someday I will put it back on and possibly restore it to original condition. Or I could go the other route and install my 428 CJ heads, the Edelbrock Performer Intake, and their cam. I've heard from quite a few people that that will wake that big old 428 right up!

As for your question, Moneymaker, it's an XL without the 7 Litre option. In 1967, the 7 Litre wasn't a model all its own. It was an option on the XL line. I think it included a wood grain steering wheel, a different axle, and something else which slips my mind right now. But from what I've been told, I have a very rare car. They only made about 5000 XL Convertibles in 1967 and I have one with the top dog 428. Which is the reason I bought it...

But thanks for the help, y'all. I will let you know how things go this weekend when I finish it up. Oh, and what do y'all think about my upcoming performance upgrades? The CJ heads, intake, and cam? Will it be a kick *** FE then? I'm curious to know how different it will be from stock. Thanks for the help and let me know...

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XL428
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posted 04-10-2001 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone to answer my questions and give me advice?

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Stewart
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posted 04-10-2001 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
XL, Steve is out of town till Wednesday, and Alex has recently been gone alot because the racing season just started.

Since this forum doesn't get a lot of traffic, try posting in the Classic forum. There were plenty of big block FE's put into the Mustang too, so I'm sure you'll get a ton of opinions posted there!

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bluetech
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posted 04-10-2001 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try this: http://network54.com/Forum/74182

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-11-2001 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The upgrades that you have chosen should wake up your 428 to better than CJ specs. The only deterrant that I see is the Jimmy Carter carb. The A-lmost F-our B-arrel will give up about a tenth or so in performance or 10 HP to about any comperably sized Holley.

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