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Edelbrock 1406 and C6 behind 351C-2V
#1
Hi folks,

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?

Thanks!
Vincent.
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#2
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.

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#3
Hi Vincent,

My setup:

351C 2V, FMX Trans

Edelbrock performer EDE 2750
Edelbrock CARB EDE 1406 E-choke
Edelbrock throttle lever adapters for performer series EDE 1483

everything works very well, of course you have to set everything and adapt.

I hope this helps you a little

Greetings from "good old Germany" Big Grin

Juergen


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#4
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.

Cheers!
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#5
Hello again, here's a little update :-)

I picked up my car from the garage as I had much more work to do apart from replacing the carb.

Considering the carb-swap I can tell that the Edelbrock 1406 is a lot wider (fuel bowls on the side) than the Holley (fuel bowls at the front and back) which meant that the bracket holding the throttle cable needed to be extended as well and also leave room for the kickdown-rod to pass.

Picture! :
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In the end the new carb sits nicely and performed fine during the 30 minute drive home.

At the garage they also adjusted ignition timing which makes a big difference. Hopefully my car will start a lot better too now!

Apart from this I also had the fuel tank emptied and cleaned, rear brake shoes and cylinders replaced, front discbrakes fixed and a few other minor tweaks.

There are a few more piccies on my blog here.

Thanks for the advice given earlier! :-)

V.
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#6
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.
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#7
Sweet! Nice job, Man! thumb

I have a 351C-2V that's been warmed up with lots of go-faster goodies, including the Edelbrock Performer intake and 1406.

I didn't have to extend my throttle cable bracket since I went with an AOD, but I did have to klooge together a bracket for the AOD's TV Cable. I used a Mr. Gasket universal bracket that I modified for the factory TV cable assembly (my tranny and everything with it came straight out of a '89 5.0 GT).

My next phase will be replacing the 1406 with an E-Street fuel injection system - I might actually pony up for the Lokar stuff, to make things a little cleaner-looking, but so far, it all seems to work well-enough to leave well-enough alone. Wink

Thanks for sharing!

Eric

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#8
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.


John J
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#9
Elizabeth73;229734 Wrote: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.
That's a real bummer about your tranny Elizabeth. The C4 is a very good trans, yours may just have been worn out. I have a C6 in my Mach & it lets you know it's there. Plus it's quite heavy and is a bit of a power robber.
Just get yours rebuilt with quality parts & by a good trans shop it will be fine. (The money pit just keeps getting deeper). Good luck.Tongue

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Elizabeth73;229734 Wrote: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.

Stay with the C4. The C6, although very robust, will eat about +1/4 of hp delivered from the flywheel. C4's can handle 400 +hp if rebuilt properly.
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