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  • Edelbrock conversion

    I have an Edelbrock Carb that I want to substitute for the Carter WCFB on the 62 Hawk. My question is whether the intake manifold needs to be converted in any way to accept the Edelbrock other than using a spacer between the manifold and the carb? I don't know because I haven't removed the Carter yet.



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  • #2
    The rear barrels on the Edelbrock are a larger diameter than the manifold, but the 1/2" spacer will accommodate this, so nothing needed there. The choke stove, on the manifold, will have to be closed off if you're using an electric choke.

    A couple other issues tho, the air cleaner won't fit the newer Edelbrocks and the throttle linkage rod should be used in the large diameter hole, so a filler slug has to be fabricated.



    Bob Johnstone

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    55 President State Sedan
    64 GT Hawk
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    • #3
      The spacer will work, but if you CAN do it, I would recommend taking
      the manifold to a shop with a mill, and opening up the rear holes. If
      memory serves, the fronts are also closer together. I bought a grind
      bit for my low speed drill and a can of WD40 and opened it up myself.
      It took a while, but it worked. To get the full benefit of the large
      rears, you need to open up the manifold.

      It WILL still work with just the spacer. I remember seeing adapters
      to "jog" the holes over, so that air/fuel flow isnt effected by that
      difference in hole spacing/size. I dont know if they still exist.

      Tom

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      • #4
        Or...you buy a 2 Brl. Manifold that has been converted by one of our members to AFB size 4 Barrel, to get the BEST flow, performance and economy! [^]


        StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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