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Old 12-27-2018, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Carb recommendation for a 460 Ford.

I need a good recommendation far a carb on a Ford 460 engine. The engine is out of a 77 Lincoln Mark V and is going into a 78 F250 with a 4 speed trans. The motor is all stock with 8:0-8:5 compression, except for the double roller timing chain I put in at zero degrees up. The 460 has to only turn a alternator and a power steering pump, this is two less accessories to turn when it was in the Lincoln. I live at a elevation of 5500 feet and don't need as much cfm as per say sea level. The truck is going to be pulling a twin axle 18" flatbed trailer everyday around town(work truck). I would like to get the best milage possible but on the other hand I will need the power at times. The stock carb was a 600 cfm Ford Motorcraft 4350 four barrel spread bore carb(junk). I have a adapter plate to fits a standard four barrel Holley or Edelbrock carb on the stock spread bore intake. I was thinking maybe a 650 vac sec Holley with a electric choke or would a 750 Holley or Edelbrock be better or too much? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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650cfm Edelbrock carb is what your looking for. Easy to setup and easy to tune.
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I'm also a fan of the Edelbrock carb.
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Edit: I didn't see where you said it was a 4x4, so if that isn't an issue, the 650 edelbrock is aptly sized for what you are doing. Many guys run them for regular old 2wd pickups. If you do change elevation a little more often, I'd want a newer throttle body EFI. Just depends on how much you want to spend. Used Eddy can be had pretty easily, and I practically gave one away a 650 a couple years ago. Street driven truck, they're fantastic for every day drivability.

Coming from a guy who ran an Edelbrock 750 on his 460 in a 4x4, I'm gonna tell you they suck ass and flood every time you're off camber. I would never put an Edelbrock on an offroad rig again. I'd slap a cheaper throttle body EFI like the Holley Sniper on it. The fuel only models are seriously cheap these days for the offroad performance you get and the way I would have rather gone, but those weren't an option when I put a 454 TBI on top of mine. Once that starts shitting parts regularly I'm going with one, as they also make it easier to dial in once you pop a bigger cam in or new exhaust.
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460 ?

An 1150 Dominator should work




I would use a Holley 750, vacuum would probably suit you best, very easily tune able, there is a guide to show you which color spring to use for the secondary diaphragm per weight of vehicle .




Not a fan of Edelbrock or carter carbs, I have had them work just fine, but you need a shoe box of parts and pieces to tune them precisely/properly .
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