Putting a 4 barrel carb on a 2 barrel intake 390fe

Asked by May 13, 2017 at 09:16 PM about the 1969 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Put new carb on my 69 galaxie now car dies as
soon as I hit the gas starts fine but as soon as I
give it gas it dies have it at a shop in town they
can't get it right  should I put a 4 barrel adapter on
how dose that work thanks

7 Answers

17,255

How did you get a 4 barrel on a 2 barrel intake. What you need is a 4 barrel intake not a adaptor.

96,985

Those were actually designed to put a 2BBL carb in place of the 4BBL even though they work both ways. Those carbs are not that hard to make work, maybe they don't have any old school techs there. It really sounds like they don't have the accelerator pump setup properly.

49,335

The old Autolite 2 barrel carbs are one of the simplest and best carbs ever made. Get someone else to help you with it. You may have an issue other than the carb. Accelerator pump or choke issue may be the problem if it is carb related.

Went with a new intake and carb 4 barrel

96,985

WOW what kind of manifold and carb?

Edelbrock

96,985

That should make a real nice setup.

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