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rusty ol ranger

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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
No i figured on a rebuild. No big thing. Just my cores range from junk to iffy lol.

No hubs or anything to trade...i got random 2.9 stuff laying around...a brand new alternator ( not even sure what its for, was supposed to be for a 2.9 but i think rock auto sent me the wrong shit and i never got around to return)....set of mirrors...i dont know lol.
 


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Haha, maybe we should open a flea market stall. If you want to buy one you can name your price man, I'm not sure about shipping, it's been a long time since I did much. USPS is probably the most convenient thing I have here, I've seen a place that says shipping but I've never gone in to talk with them. I'll do that too tho next time I'm in town
 

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I agree with you guys. Everything cost like hell these days. But carbs are simple low tech devices. Oughta be way cheaper than computerized fuel injection.

Just looking on Summit the first set (of 8) of 1000cc injectors is over $1000. Probably not flow matched either. Add a few $$$ for flow matching. Then you gotta wire up a mega squirt to make ‘‘em do anything.

Going fast ain’t cheap no matter how you do it.
 

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I always had incrediable luck with edelbrocks.
My son put an Edelbrock on his T Bird when he first swapped in the 302 and raved about it so we swapped carbs for a week. Compared to my Holley the throttle response was soggy and it cost me 3 tenths in the quarter. It was shiney, though.
 

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I never saw there being that much to a carb, other than wanting a smooth delivery of fuel to the engine, as is every other fuel delivery system. It is actually one of the easiest parts of an engine to rebuild, all you really need is a table and a lamp, and a few of the simplest tools.
I started off with a little Suzuki motor bike, then a Honda, neither one of which was ever any real problem to fix. If changing out the gaskets didn't help then change the dam jet, about all you could ever do to one anyway.
My brothers little 396 was the only engine that ever scared me. He used to cuss the ones in front when we were going through town for driving too slow. That thing idled about 45 and he'd be riding his brakes trying to slow it down and not have to drive over the one in front.

Even when he sold it I was walking around behind them asking all kinds of dumb questions, "Did you ever get that second gear replaced?" I heard him tell the guy, "He don't want me to sell it". My father gave us his old station wagon and we couldn't get it to scratch gravel after backing it downhill and dropping it into low gear.

I bought a 63 Chevy pickup with a new rebuilt 327 and a 4 barrel, you could see the gas gauge drop anytime you pressed the pedal. I used a 2 barrel off a 64 Impala I had from school

U could go on forever and really never come up with much more than change the gaskets and change the jets, tune it right and enjoy, and of coarse, set the float
 

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and then if you are doing that stuff, be sure and do the weights and springs in the distributor
 

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Looked at Holley Sniper EFI packages.
Big 4 barrel throttle body injector and all the goodies to make it work. $1,300 - $2,400 depending on how much horse pressure you wanna pump out.
Carbs still cheaper...comparatively speaking.
 

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My son put an Edelbrock on his T Bird when he first swapped in the 302 and raved about it so we swapped carbs for a week. Compared to my Holley the throttle response was soggy and it cost me 3 tenths in the quarter. It was shiney, though.
Like i said performance wise the holley wins...but for day to day reliabilty and driveabilty ill take a edelbrock anyday.
 

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Like i said performance wise the holley wins...but for day to day reliabilty and driveabilty ill take a edelbrock anyday.
The Holley on my Mustang has been reliable and dependable since I bought it in 1992. 13.8@102 in the quarter, 20 mpg when driven like an adult, functional electric choke, and no hesitation or surge. If a Holley has driveability issues you need a new mechanic.
 

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The Holley on my Mustang has been reliable and dependable since I bought it in 1992. 13.8@102 in the quarter, 20 mpg when driven like an adult, functional electric choke, and no hesitation or surge. If a Holley has driveability issues you need a new mechanic.
Agree to disagree

But edelbrocks dont need mechanics (y)
 

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