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    1400 edelbrock swap

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    HeavyChevy77
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    1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  HeavyChevy77 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:53 pm

    Installed an edelbrock 1400 performer carb and no sure I got the vac lines right
    I have egr efe dizzy PCV and charcoal canister
    Egr is on ported and dizzy efe on manifold vacuum
    Is this right I'm in California so I need all of it hooked up right
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  HeavyChevy77 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:27 pm

    Put the efe on the ported and car ran tits
    For anyone doing the same efe and egr to ported and dizzy to manifold I will experiment with the dizzy on the ported as I suspect thats how its supposed to be
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  Marx3 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:14 pm

    I assume you decided to ditch the Qjet.
    Would you like to sell it?
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  HeavyChevy77 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:52 pm

    Yea I decided to a little bitter sweet but ive been happy with the results
    I woils be glad to sell it to someone who I know will put it to good use. Shoot me an offer ill even throw in a stainless steel braided hose for free if you can tell me if egr and the efe are ported or manifold vacuum
    Right now I got egr to manifold (as edelbrock states that port is for egr)
    I got the dizzy and efe to ported vacuum
    Should efe be on manifold vacuum.
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  Marx3 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:59 am

    I'll shoot you a pm about the carb.
    Sorry, about your problem:
    I know the EGR uses a special ported source on a Qjet. I know the engine will run like crap if it gets full vacum.
    Can't remember if ported vacum is the right or left port on the front of the carb. ( no suction when engine is idling ).
    The EFE and heatriser both needs to have the vacum through a thermal switch.
    In this country no one cares about emissions on any car older then 35 years.
    I can tell you that I have had emissions checked in old cars, several times.
    My own caprice ( with a Qjet set up right ) checked out at 1.0 % CO and that was with EVERY emissions-parts disconnected.
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  HeavyChevy77 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:55 pm

    May be switching back to the qjet the edelbrock its giving me fits
    1) the left idle mixture screw would get stiff halfway threaded down Removed and Cleaned had debris on threads and powdery white on needle(alcohol?) Left was 5 turns out right was 7 turns out (1"turn" =180 degree) retuned the carb when from fluctuating 15-16"HG to almost 22" HG
    2)Post hot shutoff carb get too hot and fuel pushed through to the bowl, overfills it and leaks at throttle shaft
    3)New issue came home from work and parking on the hill car was running ok snapped the throttle and started to get rougher and rougher like a lopey idle the stalled and hard to restart 1,2,3 crank and she turns over but same result lopey then stalls
    Noticed the radiator had a slow leak (corrosion and dried coolant visible) ordered a new one already and this will obviously help keep engine cool.
    Right now i have an aluminium dual plane open split intake, aluminium spacer with phenolic insert.
    Will switch to the insulating spacer they provided.
    Purchased a heat proof sleeve for fuel line.
    I am not sure my vacuum lines are hooked up right
    I am starting to think the efe is suppose to hook up to the right side(manifold vacuum) of the carb
    The manual says the left (ported) is for "emission equipped distributor" and right (manifold) is for egr
    Thats how I have it right now but am thinking the efe has to be manifold vacuum.
    Will someone with a California ran 1400 edelbrock help me out??!!
    Marx3 I am gonna fix the qjet like i should of the first time
    I sent cliff a email when u suggested I contact them but still have not gotten a response.
    I would appreciate all the info you can give me to set to up correctly.
    I am torn between the two since the edelbrock it feels like it more aggressive and can smoke tires hard and almost instantly
    Never had that happen with the qjet it can smoke tires...if u wait a little but the car was much smoother and tame with the qjet.
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    Re: 1400 edelbrock swap

    Post  Marx3 on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:26 am

    Sounds like the Edelbrock is flooding. That is usually because of debris in the inlet valve keeping it from closing: fuel floods in.
    Mixture screws being 5 and 7 turns out sounds off... They usually only need 2-3 turns out to give good vacum readings.
    Sounds like that Edelbrock need TLC too.
    I have never heard of and EGR that required full vacum...

    As for smoking the tires: I guarantee you the Qjet will do the same, once you get it set up with right parts.
    Try calling Cliff. Maybe his wife or assistant will answer.

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