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1958 Edsel Ranger 361 Carburetor

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i just became the owner of my first Edsel and I am having fuel problems. Does anyone know what stock 4bbl came on the 361?


And advise helps. 



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Hope you found your answer!

The 361/303hp Edsel came with either an Autolite 4100 carburetor, commonly called a "shoebox" carb cuz it fits in one, or a Holley 4bbl.


The 4100 Autolite was used from 1958-1966 on almost every Ford v8 ever made. Just about any of them will run pretty decent on your 361.

You don't really need the 1958-style unless you're going for all-original trophy meets. Any Autolite 4100 carb from a 352, 361, 390, 410, or 428 Ford will run pretty good on there.

They are one of the best-loved carbs ever and very trouble-free once rebuilt with new floats & gaskets.


I'm trying to find out what SIZE Holley came on the 361/303 which is how I found your post. My guess is either a 450cfm or 550cfm but not sure which.

Again, any small Holley 4150 or 4160 style 4bbl will run good on there, either 390cfm, 450cfm, 550cfm, even 600cfm.

In my experience, ever since 1974, Holleys are a lot more trouble and eat more gas but they are the fastest carb out there, if that's your goal.


Some of the Ford 352/300hp cars even came with a Carter AFB in 1958 (now the Edelbrock Performer). The linkage will be a little different but an Edelbrock Performer, either 500cfm or 600cfm, will also run good on your car and are also very trouble-free.

Good luck!

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