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I have a 1982 w/302. I am swapping out the C-6 for a T-18 and changing the gears from 3:00 to 3:50. I plan on running 32 or 33 tires.

OK...Now for the question...I currently have a 600 cfm Holley. I am not real impressed with its reliability (floods out on start ups/cold blooded). Should I stick with the Holley 600 or look at the Edelbrock 500 or 600. What about the truck avenger and any others that are reliable.

Any Ideas would be great...

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Edelbrock 600, and buy the off road needle and seat kit for an extra $15.
 

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i dunno about the off raod needle and seat for the edelbrocks, but normal edelbrocks suck off road, a stock replacement is better. Holley makes good off road carbs(some ford factory carbs. are holleys). Yours may just need a rebuild.
 

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Ive got an Edelbrock 600 on mine, and it runs very well.
 

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Gtndrty said:
I would stay away from Edelbrock. Either buy a Holley Truck Avenger or rebuild what you got.
yeah, thats basically what i was trying to say. Heck, even my street avenger did great, im gonna use it on my stroker till i go EFI
 

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600 is too much for a 4.9. they recommend ~650 for a modded 400...
 

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he has a 302, a 600cfm should be good for it
 

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i think a lot of these comments have brand loyalty attached to them, as well as the fact that sometimes they are great out of the box and other times they run like shit, but if you've ever seen any of my pictures, the edelbrock 600 holds up quite well under any situation. i put the off road needle and seat kit in as was said and its a great carb :thumbup. i can also vouch for its reliability on startup. drive it twice a week or so, and all i need to do it pump it a couple times and it turns right over.
 

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My bronco has a edelbrock on it and my F-150 has a holley both are somewhat cold blooded. bronco acts up somewhat on startup but the F-150 2 pumps and will start no mater the temp i prefer holley or stock. have also used both for racing and prefer holley. i haven't ever tried the off road parts for either yet.
 

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i think a lot of these comments have brand loyalty attached to them, as well as the fact that sometimes they are great out of the box and other times they run like shit, but if you've ever seen any of my pictures, the edelbrock 600 holds up quite well under any situation. i put the off road needle and seat kit in as was said and its a great carb :thumbup. i can also vouch for its reliability on startup. drive it twice a week or so, and all i need to do it pump it a couple times and it turns right over.
yes i am slightly biased towards holley :toothless

I think you have proved that the edelbrocks do run good with the off road needle and seat thou. Also, a edelbrock usually runs good out of the box with minimal tuning.

Holleys are know to be better off road out of the box, but they need some tuning usually, and most of the time make more power(usually not a concern on a bronco)

oh, and theres also the quadrajet....
 

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Believe it or not I am also looking into a Quadrajet but will have to use a adapter and I am not a fan of those.

In my Blazer days...the Quadrajet was wonderful to say the least and would run up/down and sidewaze...It was great :thumbup

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