Is a Spacer needed between my new Edelbrock 2121 Intake and carb

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I am in the process of changing my intake on my 1971 302.  I have a new 2121 Edelbrock Intake and a new 1403 Carburetor.  Since I am changing from a 2 barrel to a 4 the stock spacer will not work.  The carburetor came with gasket but not a spacer.  Do I need a spacer or will it run without the spacer?  1971convertible

 

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I am in the process of changing my intake on my 1971 302.  I have a new 2121 Edelbrock Intake and a new 1403 Carburetor.  Since I am changing from a 2 barrel to a 4 the stock spacer will not work.  The carburetor came with gasket but not a spacer.  Do I need a spacer or will it run without the spacer?  1971convertible

No spacer needed

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I am in the process of changing my intake on my 1971 302.  I have a new 2121 Edelbrock Intake and a new 1403 Carburetor.  Since I am changing from a 2 barrel to a 4 the stock spacer will not work.  The carburetor came with gasket but not a spacer.  Do I need a spacer or will it run without the spacer?  1971convertible

No spacer needed

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Thanks,  I just got the parts in and I got the intake gasket, thermostat housing gasket and I am planning on running my PCV through the back of the carb.  I ordered a throttle kit 1483 from Edelbrock for my linkage and removed the stock carb and intake.  Getting ready to complete the cleaning and prep.

 
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No spacer needed and the heat issue is a matter of opinion - I live in Southern Az and I added a Typhoon Intake to my 302 with a 4bbl and it just wasn't an issue - and I drove it a lot in the Summer.

 
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Change of mind on the spacer.  The 1403 will fit without the spacer - but it will be tight on the throttle side since I had to order and add the Ford 1483 throttle kit for my kickdown for the tranny.  So I did my measurements with the play dough and had about 2&1/4 inches to the hood - and I ordered the Edelbrock 8711, 1" Phenolic spacer and a couple of 4 hole gaskets (Summit G1417) as well as another open gasket (Summit G1418).  Also while I was spending I just bought the nice chrome single-feed fuel line kit (Edl-8126) to clean up that side of the carb.



 
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