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Carb & Intake?

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I'm going to start collecting parts for some work on the stang over the winter time. I'm currently thinking about slapping on a new intake and carb. My 67 289 has the stock equipment.

I may rebuild the engine within the next year or 2 and probably want to build it up a little bit. Nothing too exotic, but I'd like to get a carb and intake that will work well in stock form and also on a mildly built 289.

Any suggestions? A friend did say that Edelbrock would do me well a 600 CFM carb and the performer intake.

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The Edelbrock Performer 289 intake and either the 500 or 600 CFM Edelbrock will work fine on a stock or mild to moderate street motor.
I'd go with the intake(Performer 289), cam(Performer), & carb(600cfm) from Edelbrock. While your at it, get the Edelbrock Alum. heads to go with the package.
I would step up to the Edelbrock performer RPM, even for a stock engine. The regular performer is not much better then
a stock intake.
She's beautiful, Andy......and so is the car! The RPM/600CFM carb is a good combination; I use them. While you're at it, and while the car is apart, you can also swap out the cam for an inexpensive Summit Performer-type unit. They are around $73.00 inluding lifers. The gaskets and standard timing chain/gear set are inexpensive, too, and you can do the swap in a day. I'm going to go to the next "higher" Summit grind this winter (their cams are supposedly ground by Crane). You could also upgrade to a different rear end for better acceleration. I think used ones are around $100.00 for an open unit and only take about two hours to change. If you do that, don't forget to change the speedo gear. Those things would change the personalty of your car. Oh, and anti-sway bars, too. Front and rear. I use Stambars but even the inexpensive Addco's will make a big difference. Another thing to think about is the Pertronix upgrade with a higher voltage coil and silicon wires. You might think about making up a list and just see what you feel like adding to your parts boxes between now and winter.Just my 2 cents worth.
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I would go with a Weiand Stealth or Edelbrock Performer RPM intake.

The Edelbrock Performer isnt much better than stock. I have one on my 289 and I'm not to happy with it.

Get a good mechanical(secondaries) carb.
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