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Carburetors Waukesha WI

To help you understand how to optimize the performance of carburetors used in performance applications, we’ll cover the basic operating principles and adjustment procedures for several popular aftermarket and original equipment lines of carburetors including Edelbrock , Holley , Rochester and Motorcraft.

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By Gary Goms
3/4/2009

Performance Carburetors Continue to 'Stick' Around




Photo 1: This model 1407 Edelbrock carburetor replaces a ruined Rochester Quadrajet on this 1970 455 cubic-inch Buick engine.

Although it’s hard to believe that nearly 20 years have passed since the last carburetor was installed on a mass-produced vehicle, carburetors are still the fuel system of choice for many off-road, street performance and track racing enthusiasts.

In response to the performance market, aftermarket fuel system companies are now selling newly-designed carburetors, updated versions of old carburetors, remanufactured carburetors, new OE replacement “muscle car” carburetors and custom-built racing carburetors that will fit the requirements of any performance application.

To help you understand how to optimize the performance of carburetors used in performance applications, we’ll cover the basic operating principles and adjustment procedures for several popular aftermarket and original equipment lines of carburetors including Edelbrock, Holley, Rochester and Motorcraft. Because of its simplicity and ease of repair, I’ll begin by using an Edelbrock model #1407, 750 cfm, non-emission four-barrel carburetor to illustrate the basic principles of carburetor operation and adjustment. See Photo 1.

The Carburetor Venturi
A venturi is a short, rounded, hour glass-shaped tube designed to draw fuel from the carbur...

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