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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by crf500, Nov 27, 2009.
In my 59
I’ll take one over any other engine , aluminum intake , water pump , tube headers and it’s near as light as the Chebbie , and you can not fix stupid . All of them that you want to use as a boat anchor , I bet when you toss one from your Chebbie powered boat you any draggin it anywhere !
I’ve got about 12 of them, building a 462 to go in my avatar car, slowly but building.
Any of you FE owners, ever seen or have a spreadbore 4 bbl intake manifold?
It's gone now (sold) ,but I built this 34 chev 5 window
61 390hp tri power , top loader 4 speed , 9 inch rear ,
No. They were on some 429's.
Yep!... CJ 429 with auto trans (I think) used a quadra-jet carb....
The 74 460 used the Cater Thermoquad. I did see a picture of the Quadrajet FE manifold once, it was supposedly off of a late 60's Ford U-Haul truck. Keep your eyes open for one. I would be interested.
If you have a regular FE intake Mr. Gasket makes an adapter to go to a spreadbore carb.
Sold the 34 5 window chev , to purchase a 33 chev 3 window coupe , New owner didn't want the fe so I pulled it and the transmission .
Have a 401 buick to put in the 33 ,but now rethinking how cool the ford fe was in the chev , and how many 350 chev guys it pissed off !!!!
Ps , 34 5 window now has a 350 chev ,guess it was easy !!!
Some Cobra jets came out with a Quadrajet carb.
I have one, but it just sits on the floor.
Those Ford FEs like to show off their sparkplug wires, don't they?
Now there's a conversation piece! Very cool!
As mentioned by others:
Ford used 4 different Q-Jets as original equipment in the 1970 model year: 429 S/T, 429 S/T with A/C, 429 A/T, 429 A/T with A/C. These were held over to 1971.
I have no record on domestic usage of the Q-Jet on Ford engines other than the 429 CJ.
In 1974, Ford used a Carter thermoquad (TQ) on the California ONLY versions of the 460 passenger vehicles.
Have sold several of both to Ford owners that did not also own stock in one of the major oil companies
I don't follow the aftermarket intakes, other than multi-carb units, but Offenhauser does list 6061-DP for use on FE's through 1972 (this in a 1973 catalog).
That Latham is very interesting. If I could subtract about 30 years, I would try to talk you out of it
The conversation normally includes: “Well, I bought it off a guy that had it, and other FE parts stored in a casket for 30 plus years…”
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