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Old 10-05-2005, 20:47   #1 (permalink)
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Someone told me something and was right!

I picked up a mystery ignition module from the wreckers. I'm not sure if it's a duraspark II because it looks like an aftermarket box. Anyways, two connectors fit and one doesn't match. I guess it doesn't need it because the car runs awesome. The computer is unplugged and all the emissions is removed. I'm not sure what my mileage is yet, but I think it's well above the usual 12 mpg. I think today I was around 20 in and out of the city. The carburator is still a mystery box. I picked it up from the wreckers and threw it one and was sort of amazed it works as well as it does from the place I bought it from that doesn't seem to have anything that works. Anyways, yeah, someone said change it to duraspark II and they were right. I light the tires up something awful now, but only if there's a little moisture on the ground. :-) Next spring: new intake and carb.
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I believe that was GrandMarquisGT, ending the "pissing match" of another forum member and I randomly tossing ideas to each other.

For intake and carb, I'd recommend a Weiand Stealth intake and Edelbrock 600. Don't waste your time with a Holley- they require too much tuning. Slap on an Edelbrock and you'll be done with it.
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Re: Someone told me something and was right!

agree with the EDELBROCK idea, they are inexpensive and are plug and go. I have one on my '69 Chevy truck and am very pleased with its performance and have had it for about 8 years with no trouble.
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I believe that was GrandMarquisGT, ending the "pissing match" of another forum member and I randomly tossing ideas to each other.

For intake and carb, I'd recommend a Weiand Stealth intake and Edelbrock 600. Don't waste your time with a Holley- they require too much tuning. Slap on an Edelbrock and you'll be done with it.
Yeah it was him. I guess I'll ask him the questions. Anyways I was looking at an edelbrock air gap intake, or a weiand stealth. I have a 600 in the box in my garage needing to be used. Until then I'm using a duraspark II and a motocraft 2 bbl carb. Pretty damn fast.
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Check the power ranges on the different manifolds. The Edelbrock 600 would work better with an Edelbrock intake generally, but the Stealth has a lower power range (idle-6500) and would cover your entire band. However, the Air Gap would provide better rolling power- it all depends on what you want.

Do you want off-the-line torque (Stealth)? Or do you want more power when you're already moving (Air Gap)?
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