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Old 02-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Tri Power Carb adjustment and Procurement help?

I got outbid

But have a source in NJ that's apparently less expensive than the e-bay auction

I'm going to check out your link now K2.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Your site is OK, and for sure it's original FE stuff, but I'm NOT a fan of Holley carb's my any means, and these Rochester carb's will do fine.
Plus that Holley style crap is in the $1400 to $2500 dollar range for an intake with carbs.
THat's too damn much for a $440 dollar truck
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The small Rochester 2gv (divorced choke with "v"acuum pulloff) and the 2gc (hot air coil choke like the 4100 autolites) are good carbs, 283-2v and 307-2v and 327-2v. Unless they are a "numbers" carb I wouldn't pay over $20 a piece for them, just buy a bunch and kit the 3 cleanest ones. If they won't idle right after cleaning, ditch em and try another one. Used to be in junkyards everywhere but still common at swap meets.

They are about 200cfm each at 1.5" Hg so three is only the equal of a 600cfm Holley - then again the 390/375 and 406/385 and 430/360 came with a 600 Holley on top so that is a fair amount of air.

Geez, $560 for 3 Rochester 2g's, they'd either have to be GTO carbs or brand new -
Find some cheap 2gc or 2gv's and make the linkage, it will be worth it and economical. They are good on gas too.
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Werby! You are my HERO!

THanks!
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Here's an EDELBROCK installation(s) on a LINC 430 FE and MERC 430-
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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They look great! I'm going to go looking for carbs today
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I really don't want to rain on your parade but I think using the Rochester carbs will starve the motor. The factory tri power for the small block 260/289 used a total of 735 CFM. The total for a big block 390/406 was 1050 CFM and these were with mild to moderate cams.
I wish you luck in your endevors.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I am currently building a three two setup fo rmy dad's '58 $hevy pickup with a 348 W engine. I chose to go with three 1.08" Autolite carbs rather than the Rochesters. I used a simple Mr. Gasket adapter to bolt the Autolites on the intake that was made for the Rochesters. You will need to cut the back of the air horn off for clearance, but it is easily done with a hacksaw and a file. The end carbs will not have power valves or accelerator pumps, and the idle screws will be all the way in. The truck will operate off the center carb until 1/2 throttle and then the end carbs will come in. I have less than $150.00 bucks in the whole setup including carbs, kits, adapters, fuel lines and fittings. I can show some pics if you like.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Well, I bought a set of 3 Roch's and they should be here today...
Got them for $230 shipping included.

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Well, I bought a set of 3 Roch's and they should be here today...
Got them for $230 shipping included.
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So how did your Edelbrock F380 tri power come out?

I am very curious since I just picked up an Edlebrock F380 this week. I was told that I need to run either stromberg 48/97 or Holly 94s, seems like the Roch's would be easier and cheaper to find. I have a friend running a quad setup of them on his rat rod.

Anyway, I would be very interested in seeing/hearing how it turned out for you, thanks.

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These Roch's come on nearly all early 70's 350 engines.

I haven't' assembled yet because I got stuck trying to make money to pay bills and doing the resto on my 61 Falcon.

I do have the carbs though... but they're sitting in a box next to the intake
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Re: Tri Power Carb adjustment and Procurement help?

Did you test fit them to the intake? I read somewhere that Eldebrock spaced the intake for only the strombergs.

Is your intake setup for a four bolt carb, the one I picked up isn't? I either need to drill and tap it for a four bolt, or get some of those adapters from speedway that convert from a three to a four.

Good luck on your resto of the Falcon, I was looking for a two door falcon wagon to get my boy as his first car, ended up getting him a 65 Tbird instead.

Thanks for any help.

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If you got a 3 bolt setup then you need adaptors or strombergs.

Mine is 4 bolt and the 2GC carbs do fit from what I remember. I will test fit another one again today because it's been a while, and maybe I'm remembering something that never happened.
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Re: Tri Power Carb adjustment and Procurement help?

Here is one setup for sale....

Ford FE Tri Power & Carbs, Edelbrock F380:eBay Motors (item 230391179259 end time Oct-25-09 11:52:12 PDT)
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Re: Tri Power Carb adjustment and Procurement help?

FE, here is a link to rod & custom magazine using 3 rochester 2 bbls.
They remove the power valves from the end carbs & up the secondary jet size to compensate. This article may help you, Bill

Ways To Increase A Carburetor Intake- Rod & Custom Magazine
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