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johnesmonde
09-22-2006, 08:03 PM
I'm installing an Edelbrock 500 on my '62 Hawk 289. I need to determine if the distributor vacuum port is timed (no vacuum at idle) or full (vacuum present at idle). I have already removed the carb and thought the answer was in my manual but I can't find it. Reading between the lines from some manual distributor info I would guess vacuum is present at idle.

Regards,
John

John Esmonde
Holland Landing, Ontario
Canada
'62 Hawk
'30 Chev Coach

jjones
09-22-2006, 08:39 PM
I am not sure about the Edelbrock clone, but the Carter AFB on my 259 has a vacuum port on the left (as facing the carb) that is higher and has no vacuum at idle, and a port on the right that does have vacuum at idle. (The PCV port is in the center.) I have the left port plumbed to the vacuum advance.

jj

ROADRACELARK
09-22-2006, 09:14 PM
jj is correct,and it is the same on the new Edelbrock.:)
Dan Miller

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Road Racers turn left AND right.

64V-K7
09-25-2006, 11:14 AM
Passenger side port is correct...

Rosstude
09-25-2006, 04:32 PM
Yup- passenger side on the new edelbrock.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

johnesmonde
09-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Again, thanks to all. The carb is installed and car running great.

Regards,
John

John Esmonde
Holland Landing, Ontario
Canada
'62 Hawk
'30 Chev Coach