3771 - Performer 400 EGR Intake Manifold.qxp

3771 - Performer 400 EGR Intake Manifold.qxp
For 351-M/400 2V Ford Cleveland Engines
Part #3771
PLEASE study these instructions carefully before beginning this installation. Most installations can be accomplished with common tools and
procedures. However, you should be familiar with and comfortable working on your vehicle. If you do not feel comfortable performing this installation,
it is recommended to have the installation completed by a qualified mechanic. If you have any questions, please call our Technical Hotline at:
1-800-416-8628, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. Improper installation
will void your warranty and may result in poor performance and engine or vehicle damage.
DESCRIPTION: Edelbrock Performer intake manifolds are designed for street-performance Ford 351-M/400 engines operating in the idle-5500 RPM
range. The Performer 400 EGR intake manifold is a direct replacement for the factory intake manifold and is 50-state street legal on applications using
the OEM 2-bbl carburetor and EGR system with the supplied EGR spacer (See “EGR SYSTEMS” section below). In off-highway applications, this intake
manifold is part of a Total Power Package that can be completed with the use of dyno-matched Performer-Plus camshaft #2172, springs, chain set,
carburetors and related parts specifically designed to give you maximum results. Please see to the Edelbrock catalog for details.
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Performer 400 EGR Intake Manifold
❑ 1
Ford 2-bbl EGR Adapter
❑ 1
Ford EGR Plate
❑ 2
EGR Plate Gaskets
❑ 1
Choke Block Off Plate
❑ 1
1/8 Pipe to 1/4” Hose Adapter Fitting
❑ 1
1/4 Pipe to 3/8” Hose Adapter Fitting
❑ 1
3/8 Pipe to 3/8” Hose Adapter Fitting
❑ 1
3/8 Pipe, 90° Street Elbow Fitting
❑ 2
3/8 Pipe Plugs
❑ 2
1/4-20 x 3/4” Hex Head Cap Screws
❑ 1
5/16-24 x 1-1/4” Hex Head Cap Screw
3/8-24 x 1-1/4” Hex Head Cap Screw
5/16-18 x 1-1/2” Carb Studs
5/16-18 x 2” Carb Studs
5/16-18 x 3-1/4” Carb Studs
5/16-24 Hex Nuts
3/8-24 Hex Nut
1/4” AN Washers (Thick)
5/16” SAE Flat Washer
5/16” Lock Washer
5/16” Internal Star Washers
3/8” SAE Flat Washer
ACCESSORIES & INSTALLATION ITEMS: Major recommendations are listed below. See our catalog for details. To order a catalog, call (800)
FUN-TEAM, or visit www.edelbrock.com.
OEM (2bbl)
Performer #1405 (600 cfm)
Performer #1406 (600 cfm)
Thunder Series #1805 (650 cfm)
Thunder Series #1806 (650 cfm)
#8011 Auto transmission rod extension kit for small-block Ford
#8057 Ford 2-bbl EGR Adapter (Supplied, see Kit Contents)
#8053 Ford 4-bbl EGR Adapter, or #8017 Ford 4-bbl EGR sealing plate
with Ford#E4ZZ9A-589E EGR Adapter (Off-highway only, retaining EGR)
#8714 4bbl EGR block-off (Off-highway applications ONLY)
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
NOTES: Although Edelbrock Performer or Thunder Series 4-bbl carburetors will fit, these should ONLY be used in Off-Highway applications or
where local laws permit the use of a non-OEM carburetor on pollution controlled vehicles. Carburetor size (CFM) should be selected based on your
specific engine combination. Consult your engine builder or contact our Technical Hotline at: 1-800-416-8628 for assistance. If a manual choke
Performer Series Carburetor is used and electric choke is desired later on, Performer Series carburetors can be converted to electric choke using
Electric Choke Kit #1478. Manual choke Thunder Series carburetors CAN NOT be converted to electric choke.
THROTTLE BRACKETS: The throttle and kickdown bracket on some vehicles may require modification to fit. When using Edelbrock carburetors,
use #1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit to line up the stock throttle bracket to the Edelbrock carburetor throttle lever.
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GASKETS: Do not use competition-style intake gaskets for this street manifold. Due to material deterioration over time, internal leakage of
vacuum and oil may occur.
Fel-Pro #MS96020 or OEM valley plate
NOTE: To ensure maximum performance and a proper seal, Edelbrock gaskets which are
specifically designed and manufactured for use with Edelbrock parts must be used.
EGR SYSTEMS: Edelbrock EGR-equipped Performer manifolds are intended as a direct
functionally identical replacement for their O.E.M. counterparts. All exhaust emissions or
emissions related stock components are intended to be retained and functional.. EGR
systems are used on most 1972 and later model vehicles. Check local laws for
requirements. Edelbrock EGR adapters are designed to accept various OEM EGR valves.
However, you must ensure proper EGR port alignment before securing the valve to the
adapter. Match the large (3/8”) and small (5/16”) mounting bolts and holes in the adapter
and the valve for proper EGR flow direction. Be sure to use a new OEM gasket when
installing the EGR valve. See Figure 1 for proper EGR adapter plate installation.
5/16” Hole
3/8” Hole
EGR Adapter
Intake Manifold
1. Due to design, the fuel / air mixture and cylinder charging is very efficient with
Performer manifolds. Generally speaking, the stock jetting for the OEM or a Performer
Figure 1
Series or Thunder Series carburetor will not need changing. Specific applications may
show an increase in power by tuning the fuel mixture.
2. Performer manifolds deliver excellent driveability and power utilizing the factory OEM distributor settings. Specific applications may benefit
from resetting the initial timing + or -2° from the factory specifications. Aftermarket distributor curve kits may be used with Performer series
intake manifolds.
4. Installation of aftermarket headers, camshafts or both with an Edelbrock Performer RPM series manifold may lean carburetor calibration.
Should this condition occur, recalibrate with a richer jet.
CAMSHAFT AND HEADERS: Performer Series manifolds are compatible with aftermarket camshafts and headers designed to work in the idle5500 RPM range. For Off-Highway applications, Edelbrock has developed a dyno-matched camshaft, Performer-Plus #2172, which is ground
specifically for use with the Performer 400 intake manifold. Header primary tube diameter should be 1-5/8".
Use only recommended intake gaskets set when installing
this intake manifold.
Fully clean the cylinder head intake flanges and the
engine block end seal surfaces.
Apply Edelbrock Gasgacinch sealant P/N 9300 to both
cylinder head flanges and to the cylinder head side of the
gaskets, allow to air dry, and attach the intake gaskets.
Do not use cork or rubber end seals. Use RTV silicone
sealer instead. Apply a ¼" high bead across each block
end seal surface, overlapping the intake gasket at the four
corners. This method will eliminate end seal slippage.
Install the intake manifold and hold-down bolts. Torque
all of the manifold bolts in two steps by the sequence
shown in Figure 2 to 25 ft/lbs. For ease of installation,
we recommend Intake Manifold Bolt Kit #8574.
Figure 2 - 351-M/400 Ford Torque Sequence
Torque Bolts to 25 ft/lbs.
Firing Order: 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Turn Distributor Clockwise to Advance Ignition Timing
Edelbrock Corporation • 2700 California St. • Torrance, CA 90503
Tech-Line: 1-800-416-8628 • Office Line: 310-781-2222
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