1. Using the hardware supplied with the Timing Control Module, mount the unit in a suitable location inside the engine compartment, such as the firewall, or inner fender. Mount the module so that the main harness can be easily connected. Bear in mind that the shorter side of the coil pack wires will be routed to the passenger side bank.
2. Route the harness from the control module to the passenger side of the engine, towards the front. Locate the Crankshaft Position Sensor connector. It is a two wire connector with red and black wires at the end of a long section of harness which is encased in a smooth, rubberized, dark grey heatshield. Route this line down the passenger side of the engine, and connect it to the Crankshaft Position Sensor. The Crankshaft Position Sensor is located on the front of the passenger side of the engine, just above the oil pan rail.
3. Locate the MAP Sensor connector. It is the three wire connector with orange, green, and brown wires. Connect this to the MAP Sensor on the rear of the manifold.
4. Locate the Camshaft Position Sensor connector. It is a two wire connector with tan and brown wires extending from a length of rubberized heatshield. Route this wire along the driver side of the intake manifold and down the front of the block. Connect the wire to the Camshaft Position Sensor, located at the front driver side of the block, just below the valve cover rail.
5. Attach the wire connectors to the coil pack associated with the attached cylinder number. The shorter coil wire set will be routed to the passenger side bank, while the longer wire set will be routed along the driver side bank. The connector on the end of the harness will go to the cylinder closest to the front of the engine and the rest of the connectors should line up with their respective coils.
6. Locate the portion of the harness with the gray, four wire connector extending from the coil pack wire set. The ring tab is a ground and should be mounted to an unpainted area of the block or frame. The two wire plug that also extends from the gray connector will be cut off, and the red wire should be routed to a switched (only has power when the key is on) 12 volt power source. The yellow and brown wire will not be used and should be taped off to prevent a short.
7. The loose yellow wire that extends directly out of the main harness plug is the tachometer lead. This wire should be taped off and secured if you are not using a tach. The pink and blue wires will attach to a two-step timing retard box if you are using one, otherwise they should be taped off and secured, as well.
CARBURETOR RECOMMENDATIONS: Manifold will accept any standard square bore flange carburetor, including all Edelbrock Thunder AVS and Performer models. Due to engine efficiency and runner design, we recommend the use of a 600 cfm or larger carburetor. Dyno testing was conducted with our 750 cfm high performance carburetor (part #1407). The best results were achieved with the stock primary jet, .075” x .047” metering rods (part #1459), and .100” secondary jets (part #1428). We recommend using the stock calibration to establish a baseline, and tuning accordingly from there. A smaller carburetor, such as the Thunder AVS 650 cfm (part #1806), would be preferable for street use particularly if the stock camshaft will be reused.
CAMSHAFT AND HEADERS: Edelbrock does not currently make a camshaft for this engine. Although the stock cam can be used, we recommend a more aggressive grind that will take full advantage of the improved runner design and flow capacity. Headers are not strictly necessary, but their use is strongly recommend. Primary tube diameter should be no less than 1-5/8” with a 3” collector.
THROTTLE AND ACCESSORY BRACKETS: Throttle and kickdown brackets on some vehicles may require modification to fit. A universal throttle cable bracket is also available under the Russell brand name (part #611069).
DISTRIBUTOR: The Ford 4.6L Modular engine uses a direct fire Coil-On-Plug ignition distributorless ignition system. A standalone ignition control module is available seperately (#91237) and is included with the #2839 version of this manifold. Please refer to the seperate instruction sheet for specific installation and tuning recommendations.