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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Well I just bought a brand new eddelbrock 1406 carb to put on my 350 and the guy I called at edelbrock said they dont recomend using the 1406 on the performer rpm intake I have. He said it would cause idle problems because the intake is so large it wouldn't be able to get enough fuel to the engine.
the 1406 is 600cfm where the 1806 he recomended is 650cfm. I've talked to a couple stores hee that sell them and all have said that sounds like crap and they have sold the 1406 with the performer rpm and have not ever had any problems.
Has anyone ran this carb/intake before? Am I going to have problems with it? Thanks for the info.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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The Edelbrock 600 should be more than enough. I ran the same settup and had to rejet the primaries down one size to get it right. Those carbs are easy to tune, read the manual a few times before you adjust anything. Install the off road needle and seat to keep it running good off road.
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The Edelbrock 600 should be more than enough. I ran the same settup and had to rejet the primaries down one size to get it right. Those carbs are easy to tune, read the manual a few times before you adjust anything. Install the off road needle and seat to keep it running good off road.
Thanks for the info. I decided I'm going to take this one back and get the 1826 carb instead. It has the off road needle and seat already and the guy from edelbrock said it would be a good fit for the performer RPM intake that I have.
Unless theres a reason I shouldn't use this one......
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #4
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Sorry I can't give advise on what one to use because I don't know anything about your motor. If the Edelbrock guy says that's the one, I would listen to him. Hopefully you have a matched cam for the other parts or its a waste.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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Sorry I can't give advise on what one to use because I don't know anything about your motor. If the Edelbrock guy says that's the one, I would listen to him. Hopefully you have a matched cam for the other parts or its a waste.
ya the guy said that was the one so hopefully it works for me....
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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #6
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Anyone else have any input on this?
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If you're planning on running it off road, don't waste your time on an Edelbrock. Go with the Holley Truck Avenger. There is no comparison.

(speaking from experience with both)
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If you're planning on running it off road, don't waste your time on an Edelbrock. Go with the Holley Truck Avenger. There is no comparison.

(speaking from experience with both)
Damn too late....I allready ordered the edelbrock. Well I'll know next time.
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My experience with the Edelbrock 600 was flawless. Take the time to tune it to your motor and it should perform good. I know several people who have run both carbs and like one or the other. Ask Jason Hull about his Truck Avenger and you'll get a different story than rino's. Sorry Jim I had to add my two cents, my Edelbrock ran great.
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Well I ended up with the edelbrock 1826 off road carb. Going to try and have this beast running by this weekend. Thanks again.
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My experience with the Edelbrock 600 was flawless. Take the time to tune it to your motor and it should perform good. I know several people who have run both carbs and like one or the other. Ask Jason Hull about his Truck Avenger and you'll get a different story than rino's. Sorry Jim I had to add my two cents, my Edelbrock ran great.
No offense taken. I screwed around with my Edelbrock for 2-3 years. Did the spring loaded needle & seats, changed floats, changed metering rods, changed jets. It was inconsistent and no matter what it didn't like angles. When I lowered the float low enough to work good on hills, I would run out of gas on full throttle assaults. I couldn't win.

I also had problems with my first Truck Avenger. I bought one right after they came out. I had trouble with it flooding over. After back and forth a couple times, they came out with an upgraded version. They swapped out a year old carb for a brand new one, no questions asked. After that one got tuned, never a problem again. I wonder if Jason had an earlier one? I'm guessing he did because he's been running propane for years.

I'm sure there are Edelbrock success stories. Just not me.
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Well I hope mine is a success story. I need the throttle/kickdown bracket and it's going on.
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