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Old 04-24-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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New carb for 66 Mustang 289

I am thinking of purchasing a 4V Edelbrock carb.
However, I am unsure of compatibility with my original
equipment Mustang; described below:

1966 Mustang Coupe
289 Engine, 2V carb, electronic ignition (after market)
Automatic Transmission
Air ConditioningWould appreciate any info on the following issues:1. Which
model Edelbrock carb would be appropriate if
I am primarily interested in normal, everyday street
driving and best possible mpg (500cfp, 600cfp, etc)?

2. Besides general compatibility, I am concerned about
the intake manifold (whether this would need to be
replaced).

3. Some Mustang owners have suggested that going from
2V to 4V could actually improve mpg in city driving;
any comments on this?

4. Since I have A/C, is variable idle control possible?

5. Regardless of whether I make this change, I need to replace sparkplug
wires and plugs, any recommendations on these?
Thanks for any information.

Gary D. Admire


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Old 04-24-2005, 14:03   #2 (permalink)
Spike
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Re: New carb for 66 Mustang 289

Edelbrock has the "Performer" for your application : )

Check out the Jegs or Summit catalogs (online), or practically any
Classic Mustang parts vendor who handles more than straight
restoration. In fact, go straight to http://www.edelbrock.com/ select
Auto Parts link. When you get there you can browse, download their
catalog, etc. Take a look at their carbs and matching intake
manifolds. You could even go Edelbrock EFI for your classic, which
would be great for mpg, quick response, etc.

Keep your foot out of it and the 4V level doesn't kick in. You're
running, essentially, a 2V except when you kick it. That will help
quite a bit.

As for plug wires, I'm running Ford Racing with Pertronix Ignitor II
aftermarket. I think it's a matter of personal choice. I could have
picked about anything, but I like the blue color. : )



On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:05:47 -0700, "gda" <gadmire@cox.net> wrote:

>I am thinking of purchasing a 4V Edelbrock carb.
>However, I am unsure of compatibility with my original
>equipment Mustang; described below:
>
>1966 Mustang Coupe
>289 Engine, 2V carb, electronic ignition (after market)
>Automatic Transmission
>Air ConditioningWould appreciate any info on the following issues:1. Which
>model Edelbrock carb would be appropriate if
>I am primarily interested in normal, everyday street
>driving and best possible mpg (500cfp, 600cfp, etc)?
>
>2. Besides general compatibility, I am concerned about
>the intake manifold (whether this would need to be
>replaced).
>
>3. Some Mustang owners have suggested that going from
>2V to 4V could actually improve mpg in city driving;
>any comments on this?
>
>4. Since I have A/C, is variable idle control possible?
>
>5. Regardless of whether I make this change, I need to replace sparkplug
>wires and plugs, any recommendations on these?
>Thanks for any information.
>
>Gary D. Admire
>


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