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Old 03-04-2012, 02:25 PM
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stock 66 f100 intake/carb upgrade

Hey Guys, this is my first time on this site.I have realized the best info comes from someone elses success (and failure) when building cars or trucks, not someones "i think this might work".
Has anyone upgraded a stock 66 f100 352 2bbl to a 4bbl intake and carb and what type of difference did it make? the truck is 2wd.. Thanks in advance for the help!

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A intake and carb swap would give it a slight improvement as the aluminum runs cooler and the runners are of a better design. I would get the basic Edelbrock Performer intake and the carb of your choice.
If the engine has a good bit of miles on it, one of the best things you can do for it besides the intake and carb is replace the timing chain with a high quality double roller unit. Stock timing sets are usually shot by the time the engine has 50,000 miles on it. Is your goal better mileage or better power or both? If so there are several other upgrades you can do that will help both. A friend of mine used to have a old Ford F100 short wheel base fleetside, If I remember right it was a '68 model and it had a 352 and it ran great.
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Double, the engine has 42k on it and runs very strong.If the timing chain is a weak link,then a changeover to double roller is great advice..From what I have researched, the edelbrock intake seems to be the best choice.Will prob go w/ edelbrock carb also..Thanks for the advice!
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