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Old 12-29-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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I have 1965 289 2bbl and I am looking to replace it and put a 4 bbl with a new intake manifold. What other kind of work am I going to have to do to it besides the switch? any advice is well welcome
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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Depending on the carburator you purchase some already come tuned in the box so you may not have to adjust your carburator.
I suggest you read this http://www.mustangsteve.com/intake.html then follow up with your carb replacement as followed its a straight forward swap mostly just make sure you get a good seal on the intake manifold.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. Any reccomendations on carbs I should buy. I know I'm going to get one with an electric choke.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:41 PM   #4
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Members her seem to enjoy both carbs either eldelbrock or holly.I am running a 4 barrel Holly i havent tried eldelbrock but i would like too. Just make sure you have the right cfm. I believe you can get more out of a holly it has the ability to be tweaked and such for performance where as eldelbrock is more hassle free just bolt on and go.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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Any advice on what cfm I should get? (I'm pretty new to this and I don't have a dad to help me with all this restoration)
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:21 PM   #6
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If you have a fairly stock engine i would saysomething in the 500 cfm area, amore aggressiveengine could run a 600cfm.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:55 PM   #7
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Looking at the prices vs. my current income I think a 600 cfm should suit me nicely. Intake advice?
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:05 AM   #8
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Depending on your price rangethe performer intake is alright for the money i am running this one
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...p;autoview=sku
ofcourse if you want a little more theres the air gap, and torquer manifolds just depends on you wallet ofcourse
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:01 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the advice.
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