My currect engine/tranny setup (in a stock 1973 Mustang Grandé) is:
- 351C-2V with an Edelbrock Performer LB-351-2v manifold
- C6 tranny
- Holley 80457-2
I want to replace the carb with an Edelbrock 1406. I've been reading and reading but there are so many different stories and scenarios.
I know the carb performs fine. I also know there is an extension from Edelbrock to hook up the kickdown.
If I get the carb + kickdown-extension, am I good to go?
Anybody else who went through the exact same thing?
03-14-2015, 06:26 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-14-2015, 06:31 AM by Mikes73.)
I also had to extend the kickdown rod a little bit to make everything work right on my car, it wasn't that hard to and can be achieved a couple of different ways. Proper kickdown action and geometry are the key.
I just welded a 1" piece from another kickdown rod I found at the juckyard in to my existing kickdown along with the edelbrock adapter and was go to go. You will like the 1406, I am using one and it makes great throttle response on my 2v cleveland.
p.s. lokar makes a kickdown cable that should just be a bolt on deal if you don't want to have to modify anything, also I didn't use the edelbrock extender so that is why I had to lenghten the rod.
1973 sportsroof-full length console-fold down rear seat.
351W - Ford racing GT40X 58 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers with comp 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP head and intake bolts - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - MSD 6al box - MSD dizzy & coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake - edelbrock 1406 600 carb - edelbrock rpm fuel pump - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 3.50 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.
1987 mustang LX - 5.0 - GT40P heads - Crane 1.7 roller rockers - RPM intake - 750 carb - flowtech longtubes - X pipe - MAC flow paths - 3.73's - t-lok - AOD trans - transgo shift kit - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan.
Thanks folks. I bought the 1406 + 1483 and am going to have a garage put it in along with a tank/fuel line inspection/clean-up/repair.
I just put the 1405 (which is the same thing just manual choke) on my car. They say they are pre-tuned but I just screwed in the mixture screws all the way and started over. Its working great. My C4 just let go on me and I feel the small bit of power I got from the new 4bbl system finally pushed it to its limits. I imagine C6's are much more capable.
I installed a 1406 last year and it was a huge improvement over the 4300D. I was thinking about having the 4300D rebuilt but the car runs so much better now that I put that project on hold. It start much better now too.