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Old 09-03-2011, 12:39 AM
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Hi there
I have a 64 T Bird 390 running the standard cast intake with standard carby.
Locally there is an Edelbrock 390 Streetmaster 3744463 available.
I have searched everywhere and cannot reassure myself that it will fit and if the benefits will be worth the installation.
Thoughts?
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:58 AM
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Are you sure this isn't a patent number? (Sounds like something for a small block chevy, but I'm not sure.)

Regardless. I know you have to jump when opportunity knocks.

Have you thought about aluminum heads? That's where you get the most advantage and bang for your buck. With aluminum heads, you can safely raise your compression ratio and gain lots of HP because the aluminum transfers heat so much faster than cast iron. There's also a huge weight advantage. - Dave
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I'm in Australia so the Thunderbird market is extremely limited. No direct import of T Birds in the day means no second hand parts and postage out of the US is extremely high.
I like the idea of the alloy intake to give the old girl a weight loss programme on the front end.
The alloy heads are something else to look for over the years.
My issue with the edelbrock intake is more about what mods i would need to make to fit the streetmaster.
Any help appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:52 AM
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Edelbrock makes quality intake manifolds for your FE engine. The aluminum Performer RPM model currently in production is:
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...f_rpm-bb.shtml

If you need information on any of their products contact the company via their web site. - Dave
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I'm in Australia so the Thunderbird market is extremely limited. No direct import of T Birds in the day means no second hand parts and postage out of the US is extremely high.
I like the idea of the alloy intake to give the old girl a weight loss programme on the front end.
The alloy heads are something else to look for over the years.
My issue with the edelbrock intake is more about what mods i would need to make to fit the streetmaster.
Any help appreciated.
It will physically bolt on and will improve the engines performance and is obviously about 15kg lighter!

The big issue is how high the carb sits - T-birds don't have much hood-to-carb clearance with a factory manifold so that is the one crucial factor to consider.
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...I have searched everywhere and cannot reassure myself that it will fit...
Scumdog, are you sure this manifold is for the 390, and will it fit?
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Scumdog, are you sure this manifold is for the 390, and will it fit?
Yep, Edelbrock made the Streetmaster for a variety of motors including the Ford FE series, but I'm not sure if they still do - I guess I could look them up.

But anyway, as I said it will physically bolt onto the Thunderbird motor however as we all know the carb on those cars is right up under the hood - and the motor sits almost 'nose-down' compared to most other cars so the Edelbrock MAY cause the carb to be too high for the hood to be shut once the air-filter is back on.

Having said that, the Streetmaster series was not a 'race' type manifold (probably good from idle-to-4,000rpm or so) hence it might not be as hi-rise as some other aftermarket manifolds...
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That must be an older model. Can't find streetmaster in their catalog.
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Thanks guys
I guess the height of the carby will be the issue. I'll get onto Edelbrock one night. Have to ring because I can't find a email address for them. Bugger!
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Hi Brad,

I did some research through the literature of my Edelbrock 1406 Carb and their website. The only email address I could find was listed on the Edelbrock Performer Series Carburetors Installation Instructions. The email address listed is: Edelbrock@Edelbrock.com Try that with a Subject line directing it to the appropriate division you wish to contact. Hopefully, they will get it and that will save you a phone call. Their Technical Hotline is 800-416-8628. I hope this helps you.
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