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Edelbrock Carbs?


I recently bought an Edelbrock Performer Intake for my Laurentian's 350. Now I need to get a carb. I am thinking of going with an Edelbrock Carb. Is anyone running one? If so, any problems? What about linkage? What CFM are you running?
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You are talking about an Edelbrock that is a Carter AFB design, are you not? Efelbrock also makes a Quadrajet replacement, thats why I ask.


I run a 500 Carter on my Pontiac. It works well, idles good, etc.........It is not great on gas. I am planning on rebuilding a Quadrajet this spring and trying it out to try and improve mileage.

On my truck which also has a Chevy 350 in it, I have a 650 Edelbrock........ Much more power, but still a pig on gas.

If I was to choose again, I think I would go for the spreadbore design...........The Performer intake will take both. Gas prices today are a big factor in that. When I put these carbs on, it wasn't such an issue............and the fact that I got them free............LOL

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I used to run a 600cfm on my 327. It was really hard on gas.
Then I realized, I was heavy on the pedal.
With the dual exhaust, I noticed I could ease up on the peddle and the exhaust note would change, but the speed wouldn't.
Now when I drive, I drive with a light foot while cruzin.
I'll have to see how that still works after I get one of the cars back on the road.
I'm now running a Holly 750cfm and I've got a spare 780cfm to play with.
Far too much carbs for auto trans. But I've got them, so I'm using them.
I've heard good things about the Elderbrock carbs.
I think the Quads are probably the best for mileage because of the double or triple venturi design.
Gary

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I ran a 750 cfm on my Sunbird  I LOVED IT   We run a 650 on my friends 51 ford and my friends v8 sunbird and his 85 chevy truck with vortec and Edelebrock  all bolt on and go  no fiddlin..  I have a brand new Holley 600 universal that you are welcome to try.. I also sold a few Edelbrock's while I was working  We sponsered 30 cars at Grand Bend motorplex biggrin

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69Laurentian wrote:

I recently bought an Edelbrock Performer Intake for my Laurentian's 350. Now I need to get a carb. I am thinking of going with an Edelbrock Carb. Is anyone running one? If so, any problems? What about linkage? What CFM are you running?
 Thanks
 Todd



I don't regret passing on rebuilding the Quadrajet and going with the 600cfm Edelbrock Performer. Bolted it on, started the car, never touched a mixture or idle screw, no BS. It has excellent driveability and performance. Can't say much about gas consumption because I don't pay attention. Edelbrock lost the rights to the Quadrajet so if you find one it will be expensive. The only thing I don't like is the non stock look, but a lot of cruise goers think it is great because I got the shinny chrome finish. Anyway, the 600cfm it is an excellent carburetor on a 350 and will work perfectly with your inatke. I did have to buy some linkage brackets but my Performance Improvement guy fixed me right up. Look at my post under 71 power train.


-- Edited by 73SC at 21:33, 2008-03-23

-- Edited by 73SC at 21:34, 2008-03-23

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