quote:Originally posted by valleyguy
Re: which Carburetor port does the distributor vacuum line
I saw a reference to this on another post and would like some clarification: My 58 Hawk has the 289 ci engine, and I changed the original carb over to the 500 cfm Edelbrock some time ago. Per the instructions provided with the Edelbrock, the distributor vacuuum advance line for non-emission controlled engines should be connected to the [u]drivers</u> side ("manifold vacuum port)on the carb, and, for emission-controlled engines, to the [u]passenger </u> side ("timed vacuum port").
I connected mine to the drivers side port. The car runs ok; lacks some power, but ok. I know I could switch back and forth to see if there is any difference, but I would like to know which is "correct".