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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.

  1. Edelbrock C4B

    30 vote(s)
  2. GM winter flake 3972116

    32 vote(s)
  1. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 429


    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
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    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
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 13,421


    The Carter AFB came out in 1957, too.
  4. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,763

    Member Emeritus

    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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  5. nowaxn5
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
    Posts: 806


    Good question! I'm in a similar situation but it will be under a hood out of sight. Which is more reliable?
  6. 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
  8. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 429


    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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  9. Snowflake all the way. Not nearly as many of those running around anymore.
  10. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 429


    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!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,594

    from SIDNEY, NY

    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.
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  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.
  13. percifab
    Joined: May 1, 2010
    Posts: 79

    from Dixon,CA

  14. It's one thing to stick with traditional and another for a reliable ride, sometimes!
  15. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,162


    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.
  16. Whichever you pick, I'll take the other one......seriously!

    PM me!
  17. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 429


    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.

  18. The edelbrock may have to have the runner next to the dist ground down if you are using a hei dist.
  19. 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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  20. pat the car looks good. I like the GM intake it looks cleaner, use a carb adapter and your carb.
  21. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,320

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Uh, did you notice this thread is almost two years old ? I think he has probably made up his mind by now.

  22. 66tintop
    Joined: Nov 7, 2012
    Posts: 450

    from Canada

    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
  23. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,926

    Larry T

    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.
  24. M224SPEED
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 171

    from Missouri

    G.M. with the Winters foundry mark for sure............Edelbrocks are everywhere !!
  25. wingman9
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 803

    from left coast

    Looks like nobody is reading the salient points of this thread except you, Don.
  26. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    If you have to run an Edelbrock carb take 30 seconds and remove the RED tag.
  27. I have ran both Intakes and in my opinion the Edelbrock is more period correct for the early build but I think the Winters builds better power, they may be built very similar but I always feel the Winters intake pulled better. Which ever one you choose the other is well worth keeping just because if you want one again they are both getting hard to find. Just my 2 Cents.
  28. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,690


    both good but I would prefer the winters-getting harder to find now
  29. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 10,826

    Staff Member

    Three year old thread, I wonder which one he chose?
  30. pdq67
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 787


    Slammed posted back in 2012 that the old C4B was dyno'd against newer intakes and did well.

    Slammed or anybody else know where this information can be found?

    I have been looking for information on Holley's 300-36, Weiand's 8016 Stealth, and E-Brock's C4B and haven't turned much up.

    "Grumpyvette" over on Chevy Talk has a great big bunch of info, but not really what I am looking for unless I just haven't looked through it close enough.



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