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352ci Edelbrock 1406 or not ?

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  • 352ci Edelbrock 1406 or not ?

    Hi guys,

    I have a brand new 1406 Edelbrock with adapters in a box and I'm wondering if I should keep it for my Bird (I have a potential buyer).

    Three options.

    1) install the 1406

    2) sell the 1406 and get a rebuilt Autoline carb from Rockauto.

    3) get a rebuild kit and rebuild my original carb.

    Which solution is the best according to your experience ?

    Shoot !!!

    Nick
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    I love the Carter AFB/Edelbrocks...

    -Jon in TX
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    • #3
      To me the Edelbrock is far superior to the original Autolite 4100. I've used both and for performance and reliability I would go with the Edelbrock 1406.

      John
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      • #4
        Option #1. You will not be disappointed.
        Regards,
        Don Vincent
        Amherst NY
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        • #5
          Ok, thanks.

          I keep my 1406 then !

          Thanks guys.

          Nick
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          • #6
            1406 Edelbrock

            Originally posted by jopizz View Post
            To me the Edelbrock is far superior to the original Autolite 4100. I've used both and for performance and reliability I would go with the Edelbrock 1406.

            John
            Hi John:

            so, for XMAS, wifey was kind enough to order me an Edelbrock 1406 for my '61 T-Bird. Since I found this quote, you must be familiar with this. I did the install last night and got stuck because the accelerator shaft does not align with the Ford Throttle adapter and does not work correct. The angle is off so it's not working. Are you familiar with this, and if so, how do I deal with it? Any recommendations? Should I try to change out the accelerator shaft? I can provide pics in a little bit...
            Geoff In Carlsbad
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            • #7
              I don't use any adapter. As you can see by the picture I just put the accelerator rod through the hole and use clips on the back side to hold it. This is on a Squarebird but your '61 should be similar. You may have to adjust the rod slightly to get full travel.

              John
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              • #8
                OK!

                Ok! Then I probably then don't need that adapter they sold me (it was only a few bucks. I will see if I can get that to work today!

                I'll post when done.
                Geoff In Carlsbad
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                • #9
                  To what did you hook that spring?

                  Hi John:

                  To what did you hook the spring into? I am thinking I need to modify theseparate piece that the autolite had on it to take the spring...
                  Geoff In Carlsbad
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                  • #10
                    I used the same piece. You can see it in the picture. It's on the same bolt as the Autolite.

                    John
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                    • #11
                      Where to run Electric Choke

                      These 1406's have an electric choke. I need to run the (+) to a key-activated source. Current wire not long enough to feed back to the fuse box. Is there a key-activated (+) under the hood somewhere other than the generator and the coil? I don't want to plug into either of those. I see what I think is a CVR on the firewall right in the middle of the firewall, and I'm thinking that may be a good place, but I cannot find a diagram showing exactly what that is.

                      Any suggestions?
                      Geoff In Carlsbad
                      1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty:cool:


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                      • #12
                        If you have power windows you can hook it to the window relay that's on the firewall. The only down side is that the choke will have power with the key in the ACC position also. If you don't have power windows I would run a wire to the fuse box or ignition switch.

                        John
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                        • #13
                          Firewall

                          Hi John:

                          Yes, I found an opening in the firewall where I can feed a wire through and I will be plugging into the fuse box. I just need to go get some additional wire. I'll splice and dice and be good.

                          I started her up earlier and man o' man, does a new carb make a huge difference. Proper acceleration curve, all the good "sounds". Just need to get that wire attached, and tune her up.

                          I have a new distributor and timing chain to work on, but for now, this will do. Thanks for all your help and happy new year.

                          ~g
                          Geoff In Carlsbad
                          1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty:cool:


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                          • #14
                            I'm sure you'll be happy with the new carb. It does make a big difference in my opinion. Plus they are designed for todays' fuels where the old Autolite wasn't.

                            John
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                            • #15
                              Great success.

                              Since I am now going to more modern equipment, we are going hot rodding! LOL! New Billet Distributor next on the list as well as new timing chain.

                              John, thanks for all of your advice and counsel. With that new Edelbrock 1406, my acceleration issue is gone. I am just now playing with the air/idle screws to find the best settings. now we're cooking with gas.

                              ~g
                              Geoff In Carlsbad
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