Edelbrock AVS2

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Ju5T
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Edelbrock AVS2

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Post by Ju5T » 05 Sep 2019, 15:56

Has anyone tried these carbs out? https://www.edelbrock.com/avs2-carburetors

They sound pretty sweet! My carb is pretty old now and I don't trust myself rebuilding one. Also, the previous owner had a 650cfm 1806 on a performer intake w/stock rebuilt 289 block/heads. So I was thinking about getting a 500 cfm AVS2.

any thoughts?
Currently restoring my 1968 Cougar base model C code. Stock bore/heads 289. Non stock parts include: 500 cfm edelbrock AVS2 carb, performer series intake manifold, X pipe 40 series Flowmasters

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Re: Edelbrock AVS2

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Post by R.B.Phillips » 05 Sep 2019, 16:52

I love the 500 CFM part, not the Edelbrock part. They try, but Edelbrock carb stuff is not my cup of beverage. Re-vitalized Carter design; I like Autolite or Holley for our Fords.

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Re: Edelbrock AVS2

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Post by Ju5T » 05 Sep 2019, 18:18

Alright I was thinking about grabbing a 4100 autolite, but looking for a more plug and play rather than rebuild option. Although I have heard the autolites are pretty simple to rebuild. Do they make solid reproduction autolites? Or would it be good to find an old one rebuilt.

Also what do you not like about edelbrock? from what I hear they are tricky to get tuned but are pretty reliable. My brother is not a fan of Holley claiming they are unreliable. Which is why I was thinking a replacement edelbrock.
Currently restoring my 1968 Cougar base model C code. Stock bore/heads 289. Non stock parts include: 500 cfm edelbrock AVS2 carb, performer series intake manifold, X pipe 40 series Flowmasters

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Re: Edelbrock AVS2

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Post by 67427GT500 » 06 Sep 2019, 20:20

The old 1850 600 vacuum secondary is most common carb out there used on SB fords.Very forgiving and all around great carb. It's much easier to tune than the old Carter design. Tuning parts are available just about anywhere as well for Holley. Ford liked them so well my car had two of them right off the assembly line!
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