I’ve got a 68 standard model with a 302 4V, auto, P/S, P/B, A/C (inop at the moment). I hadn’t driven it in a while, so I pulled the carb (autolite 4300) and rebuilt it. When I did that, a screw fell out of the bottom of the carb and I didn’t notice it, and you know what happened next! anyway, the damage wasn’t too bad, dinged up the top of 2 pistons and bent one valve, gave me a excuse to pull the motor and give the engine bay a much needed spruce-up. while going through the motor I discovered the main & rod bearings were a little worn, so what the hell, overhaul time.
questions for you guys:
replacing the original ford cam, thinking of putting a little beefier cam in, but don’t really want to do a lot of mods to the engine, and I want to keep it civilized for cruising to the Sonic. Comp cams is recommending # 31-234-3. Here is a link to the specs: https://www.compcams.com/xtreme-energy-212-218-hydraulic-flat-cam-for-ford-221-302.html. any thoughts?
I’m also going to replace the Autolite carb. this thing’s been rebuilt so many times it’s just wore out, I think I’ve helicoiled every hole in the damn thing (well, except for the one…)!
I’m thinking about a Edelbrock AVS2 mod 1901, 500 CFM electric choke. from what I’ve read, they’re a pretty easy swap, and run well out of the box without a lot of tweaking. I’m not opposed to going with a Autolite 4100, or a Holley 4150/4160, but neither are “correct” for the car anyway (it’s not concourse, but is about 95% original), and the Edelbrock seems to be a little easier to set up than the Holley, and more available than the 4100. again, any thoughts?