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Anyone know off-hand if this carb will mount to the bolt patern in the 289 manifold?
I am not in the know on carbs and was wondering if my 4v will fit on this Edelbrock.

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Contact Edelbrock's tech line. You can find them online. Those guys are on the ball and can answer any question regarding application of their products. Of course, it's not always the answer you wanted...


from www.edelbrock.com:
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Autolite was Ford's (in the early years, a captive parts brand), they made an attempt to bring more of its OEM components, back inhouse. There are several different bases...however the stardard (Holley type) base is the most common.

Nothing beats measuring or an actual test fitting, but it is safe to assume that if the manifold fits a Holley, standard four barrel...you can swap in a 4100 autolite. I know I have done many in the other direction.

Yes, it'll fit...however; some manifolds with 4 separate holes may be smaller or larger than the butterflies on the carb. That's something to keep in mind. So as far as to whether it will bolt on to the manifold, as long as the bases are the same it will. The joker is how the manifold base is cut. there are 4 hole and open base designs; pluse the diameter of the butterflies on the carb may be larger or smaller.

Also, there were a few Autolites and Holleys made to replace the Big 'n little four barrel design of the Quadra-Jet.

The point to remember is some time around 57 - 60, the car makers started to get a little bit smarter. They started standardizing designs for some parts. Before then there were some strange looking carbs that were specific for one car, one manifold, sometimes one model. If the supplier or the Union that represented that shop went on strike, there was only one source, some thing as simple as a carburater could shut down production. If they had two, three or more sources for the same part...then, they could just call for more parts from supplier A or B, if C went on strike. It was just good business sense to stop putting all your eggs in one basket.

Quality control suffered sometimes, but at least they could keep the assembly line moving. The Japanese companies learned from that lesson, they may have 4 or more smaller companies supplying the same part. They were smarter about it in the way they put the supplier through the hoops, before and after by precisely specifiying part specifications, putting the whole thing on the suppliers shoulders. If the parts didn't meet spec. they basically had to eat the lot of bad parts. Nothing motivates a business man like no profit, and worse, possibly losing his biggest - sometimes his only contract.

Simple questions are not always easily answered by simple answers. A simple yes or no requires clarity in what is provided in the question.

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