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Hello everyone,

looking to upgrade my cast iron intake manifold from my stock 302 SB with the original 2bbl carb.  Seems as though all the Edelbrock aluminum intake manifolds are for a 4bbl carb only. Am I not seeing the one I want or do they not make it? ....sorry if the question is stupid.

I'm not trying to get more horses or jazz it up....just need to replace the head gaskets doe to a small leak so while I'm at it, I wanted to take a little weight off the engine.

I live in Italy and don't want to order sm that I know is not exactly what would fit my engine.

Thanks for all your eventual input and help:)

 

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If you are certain you don't want to switch carbs, you can run any aluminum intake you want with a 2 barrel adapter so your carb works properly. If weight savings is your concern, I bet an aluminum 4 BBL carb is close to the same weight as a factory 2bbl.

That said, the factory Autolite 2100s work great and I understand if you want to keep it. I would suggest the mosy mild aluminum intake you can find, like an Edelbrock performer (not performer RPM) or an old offenhauser if you can find one.

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If you are happy with the stock 2 barrel carb, I would have the stock intake manifold cleaned at a machine shop, repaint it Ford blue and reinstall it.  If a later time you are ready for a 4 barrel setup, change the manifold at that time.

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