1985 up, most with electric pumpsThe Edelbrock 1406 manual says the "late model" Ford 302 stock configuration can put over 6psi out of the pump, which is too much for the carb to be happy with. In the interest of not ever running into problems, I picked up a fuel pressure regulator that ranges from 1 to 5.5psi, which I set to 5.5psi but haven't installed yet. If I remember right, excessive fuel pressure can result in stalls during turns or hard stops. Since I've had one stall during a hard stop, I figured it can't hurt to throw a regulator in there.
What exactly qualifies as "late model" anyway?