Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

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Post  RustyBolts on December 18th 2009, 1:53 am

I'm building a 460 to go in a 1980 F-350. It will be used mostly as a Tow Rig, and maybe a daily driver. I know when it comes to engine building, component matching is the key. IIRC, Edelbrock makes a package that includes a Carb, Cam, Lifters, and Intake Manifold geared toward Idle-5500 RPM operation. Would this be a good choice?

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Post  IDT-572 on December 18th 2009, 11:31 am

It's a good package , but I think you could go the custom cam route and do better. There are several venders on here that can get your package exactly where you want it.

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  RustyBolts on December 18th 2009, 7:25 pm

IDT-572 wrote:It's a good package , but I think you could go the custom cam route and do better. There are several venders on here that can get your package exactly where you want it.
How should I go about contacting them?

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  billandlori on December 18th 2009, 7:37 pm

Here is a list of the vendors on this site. http://www.429-460.com/engine-tech-f2/vendor-list-updated-8-10-09-t115.htm

There are several here and most can spank Summit prices too.

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  RustyBolts on December 18th 2009, 7:44 pm

Alrighty. Thanks Bill!

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  longroofracer on December 18th 2009, 11:18 pm

Randy... Rmcomprandy, Carl... CarsbyCarl, and Scotty... Mad Porter have all offered (as listed vendors, unless I missed someone)some advice in your posts. I would pick one close to you, simple because shipping, phone calls and road trips will be cheaper. I think if you get any of them involved in your deal, you will be happy with the results. Pick one close to you and you can't go wrong.

I met Carl at his Rocky Mountain Throwdown deal in August, and it was a good time, glad I made the road trip and looking forward to next year. I think there is something missed in the keyboard... phone calls and the "face to face" make a difference. People like ZephyrBob make it real interesting, especially if you need a garage door lol (free plug Bob!)

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Post  zbob on December 19th 2009, 5:40 pm

entertainment is good, lol. yea second the idea of dealing with real individuals instead of large operations. zephrbob

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  RustyBolts on March 29th 2010, 5:15 pm

Alrighty guys, start shooting me component lists and prices.

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Post  dfree383 on March 29th 2010, 5:35 pm

Better to call and discuss what you need with a vendor of your choice.

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Post  rmcomprandy on March 29th 2010, 6:37 pm

dfree383 wrote:Better to call and discuss what you need with a vendor of your choice.
Dave ... it seems like price here is the ONLY criteria for the parts needed.

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Post  Mark Laczo on March 29th 2010, 8:30 pm

You need to make a detailed list of intended use not just a generic towing.

Tire size
Gear Ratio
Intended loaded weight
Octane rating of fuel used
what you expect
what you will realistically get.
what is your budget
can you do anything yourself
do you have any parts that can be used

Once these are all answered actually talk(on the phone) to one of the individuals and go from there. No one is going to make a list and send it too you if they don't know exactly what you want and have their name on it.

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  longroofracer on March 29th 2010, 11:22 pm

Mark Laczo wrote:You need to make a detailed list of intended use not just a generic towing.

Tire size
Gear Ratio
Intended loaded weight
Octane rating of fuel used
what you expect
what you will realistically get.
what is your budget
can you do anything yourself
do you have any parts that can be used

Once these are all answered actually talk(on the phone) to one of the individuals and go from there. No one is going to make a list and send it too you if they don't know exactly what you want and have their name on it.

JMO Mark
Agreed... Spend a little time on the phone and get to know the person. You will likely find that they are not going to just give you a parts list of how to build your engine. Each of them will likely have their own recipe of how to get where you want to be... and I wouldn't really expect to get an exact list that I could price shop at Summit or Jegs after they spent hours on the phone with me... until the product was paid for. These guys have a living to make too ya know lol!

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  RustyBolts on March 30th 2010, 12:28 pm

Tire size--LT 235/85 R16
Gear Ratio--4.10
Intended loaded weigh--Up to around 20,000 LBS
Octane rating of fuel used--85-89, 91-93 if needed while towing
what you expect--Good low RPM Torque
what you will realistically get.
what is your budget-Rather limited
can you do anything yourself--yes
do you have any parts that can be used--Rebuilt stock internally balanced 460 with D3VE A2A Heads with cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds.

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Re: Edelbrock Package for Towing Engine

Post  the Coug on March 30th 2010, 1:24 pm

personally I think the ports on the Edelbrocks are a little big for a lower rpm torque package.....


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Post  Mark Laczo on March 30th 2010, 4:39 pm

Rusty bolts,

If you are on a budget it would benefit you to use a vender that is close to you where are you located. On the other site Scotty J had a thread titled

"RHP 521 truck high torgue build. 500HP, 600 ft/lbs"

It details what is required. This may help you some. It just shows you don't need the aftermarket aluminum stuff unless you want to.

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