I have a brand new Edelbrock 1406 carburetor the I would like to install on my 63. I have used these carbs on several vehicles that I have owned (Fords) and they work very well straight from the box. My concern is connecting the TV rod to my Jetaway tranny. Is there a way to mate the TV rod bracket from my AFB to the Edelbrock carb or do I need to get creative? I spent some serious dollars to have my tranny rebuilt and would hate to screw it up over a simple carb swap. Thanks

Views: 914

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

A Dwell angle meter ( for point adjustments ) will have the expanded RPM meter as part of it

The above should read -- until the RPMs go as high as is possible when adjusting the front carb screw adjustments

The RPMs will increse and then start to decrease as you are making the adjustment
Keep the adjustment where the RPMS stay the highest on the expanded meter


My 1406 on my 64- 429 had to be made richer with metering rods and a jetting change
Required for the pump gas we now are using
This was done in two stages with the direct help from the Edelbrock techs
Your 390 may be a bit different
Give the techs the numbers on the rods and jets you now have
They will tell you what to do next

The proof the jetting is correct is when the plugs are burning a paper bag color
This needs to be be done -- only after all other engine issues have been corected and a complete tune up is done
Then it is time to set up the carb correctly ( jetting and idle mixture ) and --NOT touch it again --for any reason ( or until a new replacement carb is installed again )

Do not --for any reason-- play with the carbs mixture settings at the front of the carb any other time - than the set up at time of a new carb installation

I see people playing with the carb adjustments to often --so had a need to explain that
Changing the carb adjustments any other time will make the car run worse not better unless done on meters or a bung ( air mixture sensor in the exhaust pipe )

If and when your points and timing are on spec these cars run smooth and strong as a rule
If any issues with engine performance that WB the first place to go to be sure those two settings are correct and knowing that do any trouble shooting to resolve any other problem that might exist
You need always to know the basics are in order and then proceed with any other trouble shooting issues you may need to sort out


What are advantages to going to thrse more modern cardureators,  what do you accomplish vs the rochester inhave on my car.  Im not touching mi e, as i think car is running just fine,  just curiuos to the reason

The main reason I believe that folks are going to the modern Edelbrock is a lack of resources. If there were stock carburetors readily available, there would not be a need to go with an Edelbrock.

The Edelbrock does have a bigger primary throttle, so there is a slight increase in bottom end performance.

The Edelbrock is much easier to adjust too.



  • Add Photos
  • View All


Engine and tranny seals

Started by Klutch in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 54 Replies

Hey guys.Im going to be pulling my engine and tranny out soon. Theres some leaks on my engine and tranny. The main reason for this is because i need to paint the engine and engine bay. So i might as…Continue

1963 Convertible - No Backup Lights

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

The backup lights worked on my '63 Series 62 convertible when I bought it in July, but have stopped working. All other lights work fine. There is no power coming to the connectors behind the license…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

Blog Posts

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…


Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.



1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…


Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments


Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???



  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service