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Old 08-26-2005, 10:12 AM
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You can get your 4100 rebuilt or get a correct one for your year from http://www.ponycarburetors.com/.

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Default RE: '60 TBird Carburetor

Thanks for the info..how about the engine itself? (C2AE)..any idea if it is the correct one for my 60 convertible?..will a 4100 carb fit that manifold or do I have to find the correct one?
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:35 AM
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Another carb option is the Edelbrock AFB. It's the Carter design. Very enhanced though. 15 yrs ago, I took one out of the box and put it on my 60.(It was my dads car at the time) I set the idle and it hasn't been touched since. It get's 17 MPG on the freeway, if you keep it under 70. I've had the same carb on a 72 El Camino and put them on various other cars for people. Never a problem. Plus if they ever got funny with smog laws for old cars (Here in lovely Calif) it's ARB approved. It's pretty much a straight bolt on except for the fuel line.

Problem with the 4100 is the throttle shafts wear (just like a Roch Quad/jet) If you want the orig carb, find a machune shop or someone to re-bush the throttle body and replace the shafts. Otherwise you're just putting a worn out carb with new gaskets on there. If you want total original that's the way to go.

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If you have a 2 barrel manifold, you need to get a four barrel manifold, which are readily available used. Look at the spacing of the bolts of the carburetor. If they are spaces so that they would be the corners of a square, then you have 4 barrel mainfold. If they are in the shape of a rectangle (wider across than front to back)then it is a 2 barrel manifold. The Ford 4100 is the stock carburetor. Many Holley carburetors are bolt ons to the four barrel manifold.

It is easy to adapt to a 2 barrel carburetor to a four barrel manifold, so that is waht you may have. There are adapters for four barrel carburetors to two barrel manaifolds but they don't work very well.

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I definately have a 2-barrel manifold..what I am really trying to determine now before going any further is what engine I have..i.e. if it's the original(1960 with a different manifold))..or a different year..or if it's even a 352?..as I said, the only number I've found on the block so far is: C2AE..does this have any meaning in identifying the engine?
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Thanks for the info..now I'm trying to determine if the engine was changed from the original or just the manifold/carb setup..John
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I will look up that block number when I get home. From the C2, I know it is a 1962 block.

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You need to have the one or two letters after C2AE to identify the block.

BC
BR
BS

are all 390's.

BE is a 1962 High Performance block with solid lifters and an oil pressure relief valve at the rear of the block.

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K

Are 406 cid. The J being a solid lifter version.

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The only letters I've been able to find on the block are the previously mentioned C2AE on the (left) front of the cyl head.
Any suggestion of where else I might look?
Also the carburetor setup (Autolite C8PFU 2bbl) does not match any of the 62 TBird literature (presuming it is indeed a 62 engine in my 60 convertible)
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The block number will be on the lock itself. Usually on the front. It may be hidden by your A/C and power steering set-up. On some cars it is hidden by a layer of dirt and oil.

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