Edelbrock Do-It-Yourself Crate Engine Kits

September 17th, 2014

45909 Edelbrock Do It Yourself Crate Engine Kits

Edelbrock’s Do-It-Yourself crate engine kits are available for both early and late small-block Chevy short-blocks. Consumers have two performance packages to choose from; the Performer 310 HP and the Performer RPM E-Tec 435 HP. The Performer 310 HP kit is for use with a 1986 and earlier Chevy short-block. It includes everything a consumer would need to build an Edelbrock Performer 310 horsepower 8.5:1 crate engine (#45109). The Performer RPM 435 HP E-Tec kit is for use with a 1987 and later Chevy short-block with 4-bolt mains, 1-piece rear main seal and camshaft thrust plate. This kit includes all of the components needed to build an Edelbrock Performer RPM E-Tec 9.5:1 crate engine (#45909), which will produces 435 hp and 435 ft-lbs. of torque.

Both kits includes an Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS carburetor, Edelbrock camshaft, Edelbrock intake manifold, Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads, Edelbrock roller rocker arms, pushrods, balancer, timing chain, timing chain cover, distributor, ignition coil, oil pump, gaskets, nuts, bolts, assembly lube, break-in oil and detailed assembly instructions. The Performer 435 HP kit also includes lifter guide and retainer plate, hydraulic roller lifters, oil pan, oil pump pick up and oil pan gasket. The consumer will need to have a short-block and the following components; crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, rear main seal, freeze plugs, cam bearings, journal bearings, fuel pump, spark plug wires, spark plugs and water pump.

    Features Include:

  • Available in two performance levels; Performer 310 HP and Performer RPM E-Tec 435 HP
  • Consumers will need to have a short-block ready for installation
  • Includes detailed full color assembly instructions

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The Roadster Shop’s ‘64 Chevelle

September 16th, 2014

64chevelle frt 7 zpsaa4514f9 The Roadster Shop’s 64 Chevelle

Follow The Roadster Shop’s build of this awesome 1964 Chevelle. It boasts a tons of custom touches and go fast parts, most notably, a LS3 416 c.i  V8 with an Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger making 814HP and 787 Torque!

Check out this 1964 Chevelle’s Build Thread / Photo gallery

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Chop Cut Rebuild – New Season

September 16th, 2014

If you’re a hard-core gear-head, you’re on the road to the right place. Get your fix with host Dan Woods as he reveals what it takes to be a custom classic builder. With demanding deadlines quickly becoming a reality and roadblocks rising left and right, two talented teams must come up with dynamic, innovative ways to survive the mission.

New Season starts October 3rd at 10:00am Eastern on MAV TV.

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Edelbrock Enforcer Crate Engines

September 11th, 2014

46051 Edelbrock Enforcer Crate Engines

Edelbrock has packaged their most popular crate engine, the RPM E-Tec, with their popular E-Force Enforcer supercharger system to deliver a powerful modern supercharged crate engine that also looks great.

Edelbrock’s Enforcer crate engines deliver the best combination of Power Package components matched with an E-Force supercharger system for the ultimate power plant for any street rod or muscle car. This 350 cubic-inch engine is built from a brand new GM ZZ4 short block with 4-bolt mains and a 1-piece rear main seal. It features a forged steel crankshaft and powdered metal steel connecting rods with hypereutectic aluminum pistons.

The Enforcer crate engines are hand assembled in-house by Edelbrock technicians. The heart of the performance is the Edelbrock Total Power Package®, including: E-Tec 200 heads, RPM Hydraulic roller camshaft, E-Force Supercharger system and two 600cfm Performer Series carburetors or throttle bodies. The result is 9.5:1 compression engine that delivers, 519 HP and 507 ft-lbs. of torque in an electronic fuel injected setup and 518 HP and 500 ft-lbs. in a carbureted setup. They are available in a traditional satin, polished and black powder coated finish. Includes an Edelbrock Victor Series long-style water pump.

Custom build requests are welcome – please contact Edelbrock direct for your application. Every Edelbrock crate engine is backed by a 2-Year, Unlimited Mileage warranty and is built to order.

Application Satin Polished Black
Carbureted Enforcer Supercharged Crate Engine 46040 46041 46043
Electronic Fuel Injected Enforcer Supercharged Crate Engine 46050 46051 46053
    Features Include:

  • 519 HP / 507 ft-lbs. of torque (EFI) or 518 HP / 500 ft-lbs. of torque (Carbureted)
  • 100% brand new GM short-block with Edelbrock E-Force supercharger system
  • 2 Year / Unlimited mileage warranty
  • Features Edelbrock’s Classic Series line of valve covers
  • Includes 6 quarts of Edelbrock High Performance Premium Break-In Oil
  • Available in traditional satin, polished or black powder coated finish
  • Assembled in the USA for absolute quality and performance

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Edelbrock Racer Feature – John Urist

September 4th, 2014

Check out this awesome video of 8 Time NMRA Super Street Outlaw Champion John Urist running Edelbrock Pro-Port RAW heads in his 1800hp Mustang to get him into victory lane.

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Project 428 Pony Jet

September 3rd, 2014
project 428 Project 428 Pony Jet

Black accented with natural alloy finish is the design target for this 428 Pony Jet project. This is how the engine looked just after final assembly. Before going to the dyno, however, the Edelbrock water pump and front cover and ATI damper were replaced to accommodate the Concept One serpentine pulley system.

Building a poised but potent Ford small-block to swap into an early Mustang was the primary goal of this 428ci engine project. A couple of optional side duties were also factored into the early discussions, such as serving as an EngineLabs dyno mule for testing new hydraulic roller cams to higher-than-usual rev numbers. Durability, then, had to be a major consideration in addition to snappy street performance, intimidating appearance and reasonable cost.

What makes a great street engine?

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Babe Of The Month: Mercedes Terrell

August 14th, 2014

Check out the Edelbrock Elite Series Air cleaner, valve covers and intake manifold at 40 second in!

Power Automedia’s Babe of The Month

This month’s Babe Of The Month is brought you by the letter “B,” for a brown-eyed, brown-haired, beautiful-bombshell named Mercedes Terrell. She’s a native from Orange County, California who took some time out of her very busy schedule to stand behind the camera for us. Mercedes may look familiar to you, and that’s for a good reason. She was Miss Supercross 2011, and currently a Monster Energy Girl and Bellator ring girl.

HEMI Dual-Quad/Single Plane Prototype Manifold Testing

August 7th, 2014

Here at Edelbrock HQ engineering is fast at work developing new products for your HEMI. This video shows our prototype HEMI Dual-Quad Single Plane Manifold on the dyno. The gain… 37hp over the competitors dual-quad/dual plane offering. Production casting test results coming soon! Stay Tuned.

You may also be interested in our HEMI Heads!

61169 HEMI Dual Quad/Single Plane Prototype Manifold Testing

Our new Victor Jr. cylinder heads are designed for high output 650+ hp Chrysler 426-572 HEMI® engines. They feature fully CNC’d combustion chambers and CNC blended seats for optimal air flow performance. These Cylinder heads also feature a revised exhaust valve angle to accommodate larger intake valves. They also feature brass tubes installed in exhaust pushrod holes to allow maximum clearance with minimal port intrusion.

    VICTOR JR. CNC CHRYSLER 426-572 HEMI® FEATURES:

  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61175 and #61179 are complete and ready to run right out of the box.
  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61169 are bare and supplied with reamed and semi-finished valve stem guides. They will require finishing on the valve stem guides and a valve job before installation.
  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61189 are shipped with reamed and machined valve stem guides, as well as a valve job to match the included intake and exhaust valves (valves not installed). Customer must supply their own valve springs, retainers, valve stem seals and valve locks.

Top It Off With Edelbrock Promotion

July 31st, 2014

Get a FREE Air Cleaner and Vintage Style T-Shirt!

carb Top It Off With Edelbrock Promotion

This summer Edelbrock are thrilled to announce our new promotional offer. Receive a FREE Edelbrock air cleaner (up to $89.95 retail value) and vintage style t-shirt, you must purchase a new Edelbrock Performer or Thunder Series AVS carburetor between 8/1/14 to 10/31/14, complete the redemption form as directed, and mail it in by 11/30/14. Eligible products include Carburetors sold individually or within a kit such as a Power Package, or crate engine.  View the Top It Off With Edelbrock Promotional Site here!

Eligable Air Cleaners

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About our Performer and Thunder Series AVS Carburetors

Every Edelbrock Carburetor is manufactured in the USA and has been specifically designed and tuned by Edelbrock engineers to provide the widest overall torque range. For unmatched street performance, combine them with Edelbrock Performer, Performer Air-Gap, Performer EPS, Performer RPM, RPM Air-Gap or Torker II manifold and camshaft combinations, as well as most stock and other aftermarket manifolds of similar design.

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Congrats to Lizzy Musi

July 30th, 2014

Edelbrock would like to congratulate Lizzy Musi for earning her career-first Pro Nitrous victory in the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Dinwiddie, VA. The historic win was also the first for a female driver in the 89-race history of the Pro Nitrous division.

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Here is the press release:

LIZZY MUSI REWRITES THE RECORD BOOKS & SCORES CAREER-FIRST WIN

(July 30, 2014) MOORESVILLE, NC – In just her fifth race in the category, Lizzy Musi earned her career-first Pro Nitrous victory in the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Dinwiddie, VA. The historic win was also the first for a female driver in the 89-race history of the Pro Nitrous division.

The 23-year-old phenom has certainly been impressive in her Pro Nitrous rookie season, having eclipsed the 3.70-second and 200 MPH performance barriers and appearing in the final round at the previous PDRA race in Martin, MI, but her performance July 25-26 at VMP was especially memorable. In qualifying Musi laid down a Pro Nitrous-record 3.740-second elapsed time that rocketed her to the top of the quickest field in the history of the class, which featured a 3.889-second bump spot thanks to 32 of the best nitrous cars in the world attempting to qualify for the 16-car field. The eighth-mile run was also the quickest-ever on American soil by a doorslammer not utilizing a supercharged engine.

“We struggled during testing and the first two qualifying runs, so we just wanted to get down the track and get qualified in the Friday night session. We didn’t even have a heavy tune-up in it,” Lizzy said. “But when I let go of the button it took off like I’ve never felt before and I couldn’t believe it when the scoreboard read ‘3.74’. My crew chief, Gary Henry, came on the radio yelling ‘3.74! 3.74!’ and I was going crazy inside the car. It was an awesome moment.”

“We got lost in testing, and Rickie Smith came over and talked to Lizzy and got her confidence back up, and he helped us sort out the chassis,” said Pat Musi, Lizzy’s father and a doorslammer drag racing legend. “I get frustrated because I’m a motor guy. He came in and got us pointed in the right direction. I don’t think he knows what that means to Lizzy and myself. I give him 110% on the motor stuff and he gives me 110% when it comes to the car, and that’s something we’ve been doing since I won the NHRA Pro Mod race in Norwalk in 2010.”

As awesome as the qualifying run was, Musi and her team were more focused on completing the job and bringing home the win.

“From the day we got back to the shop after the race in Martin to the day we left for VMP, I was determined to get this win,” said Pat Musi. “We’ve battled little gremlins all season that have cost us races and we really shot ourselves in the foot in Martin. I gathered the team together and told them we simply could not have any mistakes if we wanted to win. After Martin, I knew we had the car and the driver, we just had to put it all together.”

The team, which consists of Gary Henry, Joe Dunne, Ryan Lowry, and Musi’s mother, Elizabeth, gelled after Rickie Smith’s pep talk and guided Lizzy through eliminations, where she defeated David Campbell and Jay Cox in the first two rounds before lining up against John Camp in the semi-finals. Musi’s car shook the tires early in the run and it appeared Camp was streaking to the finals when a massive engine explosion erupted from his ’69 Camaro, allowing Musi to get back in the throttle and drive around Camp.

“I drove that car for several years and it can be a handful,” Pat Musi said of King Kong 5, Frank Brandao’s Jerry Bickel-built 2009 Dodge Stratus. “But Lizzy did an awesome job pedaling the car and getting the round win. She can drive, there’s no doubt about it and she proved it there. She doesn’t get rattled. She’s the real deal.”

In the final round Musi would face off with Jason Harris, the man who has steered his Robert Hayes-built, Musi-powered ’68 Pontiac Firebird to four consecutive Pro Nitrous wins. Both cars struggled with traction early in the run, but Musi again pedaled her car to the stripe like a seasoned veteran and became the first to put Harris on the trailer in 2014.

“When I made the turn-off and came to a stop, I just had to sit there for a couple minutes and gather my emotions,” Lizzy said. “It was a combination of relief and joy, but also pressure to go out and perform like this the rest of the year. Everyone is gunning for us now, but I have all the faith in the world in my dad, my team, and my car. I’m so thankful to have the support of Frank Brandao, Lucas Oil, Edelbrock, Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah of Kuwait and his Drag 965 team, and our newest sponsor, Mike Bankston and Bankston Racing. We’ve had so much help getting here and it’s just been an unbelievable year so far.”

“Every decal on that car has helped us,” Pat Musi added. “We’re loyal to our manufacturers and they’re loyal to us, and it’s paying off. For example, the Edelbrock fuel injection, which is something that has evolved so much over the last year and is only available through Pat Musi Racing Engines. And people like Tommy Franklin, who really helped us get this ball rolling over the winter by selling one of our 903 EFI engines back to us at a tremendous discount and working with us to do some research and development. We’ve got a new cylinder head program and we’re creeping up on some things with the camshaft, and we’d never be able to do all of this on our own.”

Lizzy Musi’s impressive season may surprise a lot of people, but Pat Musi is certainly not one of them.

“I expected her to have success, and she’s had it right from the start,” Pat Musi said. “I’m so proud of her. She grew up around this stuff and has just soaked it up. She’s a natural. I try to help her all I can; we talk racing all day at the shop and then all night at home. I try to share my experiences with her. She’s going to be a force to be reckoned with for a long time.”

Photos by Mike Carpenter & Ian Tocher / Drag Illustrated