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hey guys i have a few questions i have a 1972 mustang v8 302. I just bought the edelbrock performer intake and now i need a carb. I want performance i mean i dont really race i go to the strip here and there but which models give the best performance over fuel milelage. Like which carb holley or edelbrock will give me more hp and toruque and which one will i notice more. right now i just have the stock two barrel and the stock intake? thank you
 

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If you want to spend the time to tune the Holley, it will perform better in the end, but plan to buy a calibration kit for it. If you just want performance right out of the box, go with the Edlebrock.

The Edlebrocks are still plenty tunable, but come better tuned in the box, IMHO. I've run Holleys all my life, but now have an Edlebrock on both my '69 and '66, and they are so easy to work on, and come so closely tuned out of the box, I'd never go back to a Holley, unless maybe I was building a pure strip car.

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Edlebrock 600CFM would be the one I would choose.

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Hi, I put the Edelbrock performer intake and the 1406 (I think thats the one) 600cfm with elec choke on my 65' FB. My gas milage on the highway jumped to 22mph with 5th gear. I like the combo a lot. I have no idea of the cam in the car, but I have been thinking of upgrading to the match cam for the set. Now, I have read that the 289 does better with the 500cfm carb and I have been contemplating buying the 1405 to try it out...which means I might have a 1406 to sell soon. Anyway, if you get the Edelbrock carb, you might consider the cam too, they say it is a power matched kit.

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yeah i mean i want the more performance one though i really dont care about gas milelage i want that high hp and tourqe ratings
 

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I've actually thought about buying the Preformer rpm intake. I bought the preformer becuase it was for good power throughout the rpm range...but I swear that I lost power when I took off this old hi-rise edelbrock I had on there....I like the good milage because I drive it, but ive wondered if the air-gap would give the car even more pep...I think I had more off the line HP with the hi-rise I had then with the preformer which is supposed to have low rpm torque.

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If mileage is of no concern, and you're still looking at the Edlebrocks, take a look at the Edlebrock Performer 1405. It, like the 1406, is a 600cfm carb, but jetted more for performance than it's more enconomy minded brother, the 1406.

The 1405 comes standard with a manual choke, but can easily be adapted with an electric choke.

BTW, I have both ... the 1405 is on my '69 302 (converted to electric choke) and the 1406 on my '66 289. Both are excellent carbs, and as I stated in my previous post, out of the box, will out perform a Holley.

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I would probably go with the Holley carb. I have a similar setup with a 71' with an edelbrock intake and a holley carb (sold as a set), and I can feel a difference compared to stock, but it does take some time to tune the holley carb.
 
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if i get the mechanical choke edelbroke carb. can i convert it to electric choke easily what do i need to do to do that?
 

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You just buy the Edlebrock electric choke kit, follow the instructions and 45 minutes later you have an electric choke. I added it to my 1405. I did it without even removing the carb, but a really wise person probably wouldn't ... it'd be pretty easy to drop one of those screws into the carb (one of the screws you'll remove is dead center between all 4 barrels).

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