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Projects which one should I use, edelbrock C4B or GM winters intake???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clockwork31, Feb 27, 2012.

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which one?

  1. Edelbrock C4B

    29 vote(s)
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  2. GM winter flake 3972116

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  1. clockwork31
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    I have two intake manifolds, a 1960s Edelbrock C4B and a GM winters "snowflake" 3972116 (service replacement for the 3972110 1970 LT1 aluminium intake)

    I'm gonna use a 1406 Edelbrock 600 carb and the engine is a 1962 327 sbc 300hp.

    This is for my 31 model A so what do you think? C4B or GM winters???

    ...I know, tri-power :p:p:p

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  2. Shaggy
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    I'd run either, but i'd junk the edelbrock and go with something traditional, but thats me, the holley 4bbl came out in '57
  3. gimpyshotrods
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    The Carter AFB came out in 1957, too.
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    I'd use the original GM unit. There will be a few of us old farts that will recognize it. They may talk to you about it. I don't know anybody that gets nostalgic over an Edelbrock 4 bbl intake.:D
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    Good question! I'm in a similar situation but it will be under a hood out of sight. Which is more reliable?
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    The GM looks a little taller, assuming it works OK with the Edelbrock carb, I'd use the Edelbrock carb. Your model A is really alright!
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  7. I'd use the Winters just because it's not common
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    You are right about that cause nobody around knows what i'm talking about when I mention Edelbrock C4B but in fact the C4B is from the middle of the 60s and the GM winters is 1970.

    thanks for your help!

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    Snowflake all the way. Not nearly as many of those running around anymore.
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    it is a little taller, appearently this Gm intake was design to use with Holley carb only. I still try to find why, if someone know the answer let me know.

    thanks for your help!
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    The C4B's got some hot rod history behind it; it was released in '62, and was the first aftermarket performance intake for the sbc for a single 4 bbl. It's not like you're running a Performer intake on it.
  12. i vote c4b i for some reason have a strange addiction to them i am actually gone run an n.o.s. c3b on my car.
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    It's one thing to stick with traditional and another for a reliable ride, sometimes!
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    The Winters will give that pulled from a stocker back when look. The C4B was dynoed recently and put up great numbers against the new stuff.
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    Whichever you pick, I'll take the other one......seriously!

    PM me!
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    haha! I have a 2 engines so the one I won't use for the 327 will end up on the 350, I'll let you know if I change my mind.

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    The edelbrock may have to have the runner next to the dist ground down if you are using a hei dist.
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    HEI? Holy Shit Man, they stand out like a turd in the pudding! Only a non HAMB build would incorporate a 1975 and newer tech! Are they good, heck yeah! Reliable and cheap, but for the love of PRE 1965 Builds, they make a vintage build look like some cheap ass tight bastards answer to ignition systems! Most folks will hurl thier lunch on your car when spotted, so if you are running one, please keep your hood shut to advoid this! :D Or keep your Easy Go in front of the car as tp space thier vile away from the engine bay...... HEI, you guys are funny!
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    pat the car looks good. I like the GM intake it looks cleaner, use a carb adapter and your carb.
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    Uh, did you notice this thread is almost two years old ? I think he has probably made up his mind by now.

    Don
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    I'd sell the winters intake and use the edelbrock intake , the edelbrock carb , I'd sell it to, buy a new holley type carb (quick fuel ) and I would never ever use a carb adapter ! You can get good money for the winters intake and buy the good carb ! Just my opinion
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    You need a carb adaptor to go from Holley to AFB style?

    BTW, I've seen people grind through to the port trying to get enough clearance to run HEI, not that the OP was planning on running one.
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    G.M. with the Winters foundry mark for sure............Edelbrocks are everywhere !!
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    Looks like nobody is reading the salient points of this thread except you, Don.
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    If you have to run an Edelbrock carb take 30 seconds and remove the RED tag.

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