Any disadvantages by using an Edelbrock Performer 2146 IM for a Stage1 setup

Discussion in 'The Mixing shop.' started by Cutlass, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    As part of my transmission swap (TH400==>TH200-4R) I need to decide which way I want to go in order to create clearance for the TV-cable.
    1. Lifting the QJ with adapter, still using stock IM
    2. Getting an Edelbrook performer IM
    (2146, resp. TA 1210

    I am leaning towards the Edelbrock way, as it would ensure that I can still use my stock cold air induction. I know, that I would need to convert to an electric choke, but thats allright with me. I believe I have read somewhere, that the stock intake manifolds 455 base vs. Stage1 have been the same.
    Are there any huge disadvantages to expect using the Edelbrock performer in combination with my setup (Stage1 camshaft, cast cylinder heads modified for Stage1 valves, QJ-carb)?
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    No disadvantages at all. Im not sure there is any real improvement in flow but you will gain the advantage of weight reduction. If you trying to make it look "factory", I would grind off the Edelbrock logo and just paint it red. It will be almost undetectable to most
  3. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Only advantage is weight savings, only downside is the electric choke.
  4. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    I've got a Performer on my 71 GS, and I run a coil choke with a 71 Q-jet. The Performer has a flat pad next to the carb flange, you just use a Chevy style surface mount coil/rod assembly.
  5. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Seams to me the colder it gets ( outside air temp ) the longer it takes to get warmed up to achieve a good operating temp. Could be my carb,, Hard to tell..
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

  7. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Or you could use the Everyday Performance LLC electric choke conversion kit for Buick Quadrajets. It's carb mounted, designed for exactly this application. Whether you go with a stock intake or performer, it fits.
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  8. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    TV-cable? I thought that was couch related not car related. :p:p:p

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