Hi All, I recently purchased a 32 Ford hot rod. It has a Ford 302 crate engine, originally from a 01 Thunderbird, an Edelbrock 1406 (600cfm)carb, c4 auto trans and a stock Ford intake from an 83 mustang. The engine is 17 years old with 16,000 miles. When I bought the car, the carb electric choke was not hooked up, there was no fuel filter on the car, and the carb was missing the choke/cam connector rod, among other things. I took it apart, cleaned it with carb cleaner and put it back together. I did not rebuild it with the Edelbrock 1477 kit at that time like I probably should have. I replaced the entire fuel line from tank to carb, including upgrading the fuel pump to a Carter P4070. The car, while quick, is still sluggish under WOD, occasionally hesitating and sputtering, especially when warm. I find it is better when I turn on the electric fan right after I start the car and leave it on the entire time I am driving. Timing has been checked, distributor has been checked and it has new spark plug wires. Here is my question: As I don't know what has been done to this carb previously by the backyard mechanic who owned it, my plan was to rebuild it, adding new floats, accelerator pump and jets. I called Edelbrock to make sure I had all the part numbers, and talked to a tech who basically told me to trash it and by one of their new 1901 AVS2 carbs. His reasoning was that the 500cc was better suited to the 302, and it was more performance based whereas the 1406 is economy based. He was pretty set on this. Is it more worthwhile to rebuild and tune what I have or, as the tech suggests, buy the latest and greatest. I am skeptical that it will be that much better than what I can do with the 1406, but who knows. Sounds good, but there is a $300 price difference between the two, and I know lots of people who run the 1406 without any issues. So, thoughts on this? As much as I would like to buy a new carb, I am thinking I can get the 1406 running satisfactory. Anything else I am missing?I have been to the Edelbrock website and have seen their articles on tuning. I am much more interested in performance than economy on this car. It is quick, but still looking to get rid of that hesitation and add more cheap horsepower.... Please, this is not a which carb is best thread. Thanks!