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Old 07-29-2003, 06:00 PM
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edelbrock carb 1406 or 1411?

I have a basically stock motorhome with a dodge 440. (ok, not exactly a hotrod). I guess I should get the 750 cfm carb (#1411), but the local speed shop advised on getting the 600 cfm carb (#1406). A couple other RVers said the same thing based on their "real world" experience. I just don't want to buy the wrong carb. Any advice and opinions appreciated. (Please no holley vs. edelbrock junk)

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Old 07-29-2003, 06:47 PM
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I would use the 750, a 600 is a little too small for that engine. I believe a better carb for the engine would be one of the edelbrock thermoquads that were on some of the dodge engines. This carb whould help you out with low end because of the small primaries but has large secondaries that flow like crazy! I believe this carb is 750 cfm but will also provide better gas mileage than a square bore carb as long as u arent hammering it all the time!
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If you have a large heavy rv with a large gear 410 or more you need the rpm , a 750 would be better. What carb. do you have on it now and why do you feel the need to change it. Just upgrading the carb. won't gain you much.
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I have a 750 Q-jet on now. Its worked good for 2+ years, but has problems now beyond my capacity. Instead of paying for rebuild ($150), I just decided to buy new. Coupled with the other RVers saying they got better gas mileage, 6mpg to 8, and 5mpg to 9, I decided to give it a try(Im getting 5mpg). Another friend put one on his truck and has never been happier. Getting a Carter AFB is not entirely out of the question. Lack of some vacuum ports on the Edelbrocks concern me as well.

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85Chevy-I know the #1905 is a direct replace carb, but $500? no thanks.
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go with the 750.

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For mileage I would go for the 600, if your pulling the big hills or a trailer go for the 750. Primary intended use should be your guide, actually either carb will work just fine with little difference between them.

Any new carb will be a vast improvement on your worn out stuff, for the ultimate mileage I would stick with a new Quadrajet replacement. It may be more expensive to buy but you won't have to fiddle with jetting or needles etc.

Think about it, Quads are great motorhome carbs because of the big secondaries and multiple venturi primaries for mileage.
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Since its in a motorhome, i would go for the 600. WHat you need is torque, and the 600 will give you better torque than the 750. Itll also help out on gas mileage.
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