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i never had any issues with quadrjets. nor holley (motorcraft) or edlebrock either, though. webers are what i always run on euro engines because of the smaller displacement versus the v8s in trucks and american cars that were carb'd.
 

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i never had any issues with quadrjets. nor holley (motorcraft) or edlebrock either, though. webers are what i always run on euro engines because of the smaller displacement versus the v8s in trucks and american cars that were carb'd.
I always had incrediable luck with edelbrocks.
 

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I always had incrediable luck with edelbrocks.
I love mine.

The "can I get it running and drive it home" guys on YouTube love the floodrajets. Just figure the accelerator pump will be crispy from sitting but if the carb isn't seized if it won't run it isn't because of the carb.

The only holleys I have been around are the aluminum updraft pos's from new gen john deere tractors.

I could make the sound of them hitting the scrap tank my ring tone. Too lightweight to even function as a mediocre doorstop.
 

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The "can I get it running and drive it home" guys on YouTube love the floodrajets. Just figure the accelerator pump will be crispy from sitting but if the carb isn't seized if it won't run it isn't because of the carb.

The only holleys I have been around are the aluminum updraft pos's from new gen john deere tractors.

I could make the sound of them hitting the scrap tank my ring tone. Too lightweight to even function as a mediocre doorstop.
The 2150 is similar in that fashion. Atleast the pre feedback ones. It may not run correctly...but it will start and get you somewhere.

Besides the 2150 is simple enough to rebuild you can do it roadside...in the dark...in the rain.

Ive had a couple edelbrocks. Both ran amazing and never had to touch them. I dont think they got the performance potential of a holley, but for a "get in and go" carb...i think they are A1 and on par with the 2150.
 

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The 2150 is similar in that fashion. Atleast the pre feedback ones. It may not run correctly...but it will start and get you somewhere.

Besides the 2150 is simple enough to rebuild you can do it roadside...in the dark...in the rain.

Ive had a couple edelbrocks. Both ran amazing and never had to touch them. I dont think they got the performance potential of a holley, but for a "get in and go" carb...i think they are A1 and on par with the 2150.
It ran rich but my feedback 2150 ran good otherwise with no computer input.

I didnt find the correct size non feedback 2150 until I got my first 302 but by then I had my sights set higher than putting more money/effort in the 2.8.
 

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I'm not sure at all about mine. I think they're good ones to have but might be in poor shape. The guy who saved them was a Ford mechanic in town for many years and worked on them too after he got home. I saved a couple gauge clusters and other oddball stuff too, not sure what all. A ton of old glass bottom carbs or fuel filters
 

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I'm not sure at all about mine. I think they're good ones to have but might be in poor shape. The guy who saved them was a Ford mechanic in town for many years and worked on them too after he got home. I saved a couple gauge clusters and other oddball stuff too, not sure what all. A ton of old glass bottom carbs or fuel filters
A 2150 is rebuldable as long as the throttle shaft bushings arnt worn. Even then they are replaceable but i dont have to tools (mainly a press) to do it.

The carb that was on my LTD is...well...screwed. The throttle shaft is locked up and its missing lots of stuff ive stolen for other stuff over the years. I have a 1.21venturi 2150 core i got on ebay for my 77 F250 but its full of white crystal (ethanol?) That doesnt seem to wanna come out.

Im contemplating running a holley 350/500cfm 2bbl (even as much as i hate holley) or switching to a 4bbl and running an edelbrock performer.

Just havent decided what i wanna do yet.
 

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i ran a 390cfm holley four barrel on my stroked jeep 4.5 inline 6. gas mileage improved and power improved over the 2150. i got lucky and found one for 100 bucks on ebay from an early mustang.


and when i swapped a 302 in place of hte 6, it bolted right on
 

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They should bolt right on, they should fit the same base
 

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A 2150 is rebuldable as long as the throttle shaft bushings arnt worn. Even then they are replaceable but i dont have to tools (mainly a press) to do it.

The carb that was on my LTD is...well...screwed. The throttle shaft is locked up and its missing lots of stuff ive stolen for other stuff over the years. I have a 1.21venturi 2150 core i got on ebay for my 77 F250 but its full of white crystal (ethanol?) That doesnt seem to wanna come out.

Im contemplating running a holley 350/500cfm 2bbl (even as much as i hate holley) or switching to a 4bbl and running an edelbrock performer.

Just havent decided what i wanna do yet.
I'll see if I can find you one Rusty
 

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I managed getting a couple out without getting eaten. This is kind of a rough average. I had a couple of 4 barrels but not sure where they went, also a few single somewhere, and a few other two barrel, this is likely an average tho. I liquid wrenched em with a shot of penetrating oil and they opened right up, not exactly stored in a glass cabinet though
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those look like normal old ford carbs that have been in the shed for a while. they will clean up fine
 

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I managed getting a couple out without getting eaten. This is kind of a rough average. I had a couple of 4 barrels but not sure where they went, also a few single somewhere, and a few other two barrel, this is likely an average tho. I liquid wrenched em with a shot of penetrating oil and they opened right up, not exactly stored in a glass cabinet though
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How much for one?

And are the throttle shafts good and tight?
 

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I don't know Rusty, what do you have to swap? any auto hubs? manuals either I guess, long as either one is workable
They seemed good and snug, I sprayed some Liquid wrench on each one and they wiggled right loose. You'll want to do a full rebuild I believe but that was never a problem for me. The one on the left seems to be the most complete
 

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