I just got a used Edelbrock intake and carb for my 72 f100. The question I have is should I take the intake to a machine shop and have it media blasted or checked for cracks or wrapage or anything?
What about the carb? Should I replace any parts or jets , best way to clean it completly before I install it?
Any suggestions would be helpful
1994 F150XLT 5.0 - Shortbed Supercab Daily Driver
While I'm not a big Edelbrock fan, the air gap manifold series produces more power out of the box (on a street/strip engine) than just about any other manifold.
The are carb cleaners which come in 1 gallon containers that is for total submersion of the carb- avail at any "real" auto parts store. Let it sok for 24 hours to dissolve any gum/varnish. Get a rebuild kit from either summitt or a local carb rebuilding shop, dissassemble and rebuild. Then you know it is right from the start.
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