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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 08, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Elec. carb. choke clearance to cowl cleaner

Here's a challange I am wanting to go to a newcarb with an electic choke on my 350 but I am finding there is a clearance problem with my cowl induction air cleaner to the electric choke. I have only checked this out on a 1406 Edelbrock carb. at my local speed shop, I'm not sure of that number. I really don't want to alter the air cleaner if I don't have to and I'm not set on any one brand of carb. I'm looking at carbs. around 600- 650 CFM. Any help with your experence would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Elec. carb. choke clearance to cowl cleaner

I believe all you need to do is get one of the real small air cleaner shims they make. You can get them in different thicknesses to raise it up just enough. I had to do this so I could run a chrome air cleaner with my edelbrock 750 with an elec. choke. You probably have the air cleaner that goes with a Quadrajet. It's a simple fix really.




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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 08, 01:30 PM
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Re: Elec. carb. choke clearance to cowl cleaner

I think you are going to find that your stock cowl induction type air cleaner assy will not fit with an Edelbrock carb even if you use the shim. The whole assy will be too tall to be able to close the hood....I think. I just put an EB 1407 on my 69 350 and I had to use an EB 1221 air cleaner assy to get the hood to shut, no more cowl induction air cleaner assy for me I guess.

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Re: Elec. carb. choke clearance to cowl cleaner

Along with that.....what kind of intake are you running? The height of your intake will affect clearance more than anything.


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Re: Elec. carb. choke clearance to cowl cleaner

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Along with that.....what kind of intake are you running? The height of your intake will affect clearance more than anything.
That's true. I went from a stock GM intake with a QJ to a EB Performer RPM 7401 for a QJ which is taller than stock.

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