Post by Volvord784VC on Sept 10, 2004 10:29:26 GMT -5
There are two major Carburetor manufacturers, Holley and Edelbrock/Carter AFB. Set-up and tuning of a carburetor is becoming a lost art, but is critical in providing the maximum performance, drivability, and economy from you engine.
This post is not to start a debate on which is better, they are both excellent carbs. There is a TON of information available on tuning the Holley carb, but very little is available on the Edelbrock Performer series. I have worked with these carbs for many years and have documented detailed tuning procedues and expanded on the factory manulal to provide extensive infomation for those using the Edelbrock/Carter carb
Great write up, I have a Holley on my 400 and I hate it, I thought the price was right when I bought it but it's junk. It ran great for awhile but then it popped a power valve, replaced that then the primary float cracked, replaced that then the choke coil broke (still haven't fixed that) and now the float keeps sticking and blowing gas out the vent tube (thought I fixed that when I put a new fuel pump on but I guess not). I'll get a new needle and seat and if that doesn't fix it I'm going to go out and buy an Edelbrock.