Author Topic: Edelbrock 1406 carb on 2101 intake manifold  (Read 8777 times)

Offline GUITAR1989

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Edelbrock 1406 carb on 2101 intake manifold
« on: July 29, 2011, 03:28:26 AM »
Hey guys so I have this little problem...I bought myself a nice shiny Edelbrock 1406 carb to mount  onto my 2101 manifold. Well I read that the square bore carb wont seal up on my spread bore manifold and an adapter is in my near future. I looked on the edelbrock website and I found the square bore to spread bore adapter but it say's its not for use on two models of intake manifolds...one of which is the 2101 that I have :( Any of you guys dealt with this problem before? Anybody know a different adapter or gasket that will work? Im going to call them tomarrow but i figured some input from you guys could be helpfull too :)

Offline jaredts

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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb on 2101 intake manifold
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 05:30:10 AM »
I believe that if your manifold looks like the one pictured it is a dual pattern meant for either square bore or spread bore.
***Just jumped to the web and confirmed.  Summit calls the 2101 a square/spread bore intake.  That's probably why they don't recommend the adapter plate for that intake.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-2101/

Offline TexasRed

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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb on 2101 intake manifold
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 04:38:37 PM »
Sometimes, and I've never really experienced it because I almost always run a spacer, is that the on the either/or manifold, ie spread or square, that the square bore carbs don't like to seal up and you need a small plate beneath. That's what I heard.

Kinda like this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1420/

or this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-2732/

but according to that edelbrock one, you'd be alright since maybe the holley is a little bit different. Although the carter style carb should be the same 4150 pattern??. .  .who knows.

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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb on 2101 intake manifold
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 05:22:24 PM »
I got a hold or an Edelbrock tech on the phone and he said that with that combo I can use a plain old square opening gasket :)