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I need a 390 or 450 carb for a v6 project I working on for my daughter. It's a Cosworth vega that I am putting a 2.8 v6 with Edlebrock 4v manifold.

A core rebuildable carb is fine.

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Have you started a build thread yet? We have a Vega GT project coming in from California soon and could use some info and enthusiasm from a fellow Vega Boy.
 

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I need a 390 or 450 carb for a v6 project I working on for my daughter. It's a Cosworth vega that I am putting a 2.8 v6 with Edlebrock 4v manifold.

A core rebuildable carb is fine.

Thanks!
Mike


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Mike how about using a 650 spreadbore so you can lean out the primaries a little. Lots of them available even on ebay.
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Have you started a build thread yet? We have a Vega GT project coming in from California soon and could use some info and enthusiasm from a fellow Vega Boy.
No build thread, didn't think of putting one here. Not a gasser and not really a hot rod... just a 60k mile clapped-out Vega.

This is what I started with. It sat in a storage lot for about 20 years outside...


Super clean under the stock black lacquer paint.



Anyway, just trying to get it to a running/driving car. It's so light, that's why I want to stay with a small engine like the 2.8. Should be about 2,600lbs so doesn't need tons of HP to be a fun car. Would be cool to put in a modern twin-cam 4cyl to keep it somewhat stock... :D

What are you going to do with your GT?

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Mike how about using a 650 spreadbore so you can lean out the primaries a little. Lots of them available even on ebay.
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Just thinking that the small CFM carb would work better because the engine is about 1/2 a 350. I can get a new 450 or 390 carb but they are getting so flippin' expensive! Trying to keep this on a shoestring budget so I can get back to my other projects... :D

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"What are you going to do with your GT?"

I kind of hate to admit it, but it has a nice rebuilt stock 4 cylinder engine in it and a fresh four speed, so we're going to leave the drive train as-is other than a possible carb swap.

Some factory style seat covers, refurbished door panels, new carpet kit and a respray in the stock color. Hopefully a dash cover and dash cubby to fill the current hole mid-dash.

Big plans to try for a stock-look resurrection, but we always manage to fall short as our talent and skill never matches up to our goals.

We live in hope . . .
 

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:D The cars are so light that they don't need muck power to scoot right along. My 4 is toast and way too expensive to rebuild, but I would drive the wheels off it if it had a stock 4 like yours. Sounds like a fun car. My hope is that the 2.8/5-speed combo will be fun. Going with a cam and 4bbl intake to get a bit more torque. Should be a fun runner.

The rest sounds like yours. Just refresh the stock white interior. I was lucky enough to get all new plastic panels so all I have to do is dye them white (paint) then paint the outside black. Doing a 5-lug conversion from the S-10 and probably running 17" TSW Trophys powder-coated gold like the stock wheels.

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Just for the record Mike you're the only guy in America that's opting for a v6 in a vega !!!! Small block it !! Lololol
 

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Yeah, the idea is scrapped. Just going to seek it instead. Too many more important projects need my time and money. Besides, I got my daughter a different car for less than it would have cost to buy 1/4 the parts to finish this.

The idea on the v6 was to keep it light. Vegas are around 2600-ish pounds and I wanted it to be more of a road car, you know, to be able to turn. :). LS would be better (if aluminum) but ...


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