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Johnny Hunkins of Popular Hot Rodding magazine shot this video footage at Moonshiner Tim Smith’s garage while visiting for a photo shoot for the July issue. Tim is installing a new Edelbrock Thunder Series 650cfm carburetor in his 1974 Pontiac LeMans.
Look out for this car in a July issue of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine.
Didn’t get a chance to visit the 2011 SEMA Show this year? Now you can see some of the exciting new products we have coming in 2012! We have four all-new videos showcasing our new products from our E-Street EFI system to our new E-Force supercharger system for GM 6.2L trucks! Please take a minute to check these videos out and let us know what you think.
We would like to take some time to share with you some of the answers to the common questions we receive on our Technical Support hotline.
After driving my vehicle for a period of time, and after shutting off the engine I sometimes encounter a hard to start situation (engine cranks over several times before starting) and it usually occurs within a window of 15 minutes to one hour. What can I do to resolve this situation?
Chances are you are experiencing heat soak, compounded by today’s blended fuels. Following are some things to keep in mind in an attempt to alleviate this situation.
- Ensure that your fuel line is routed away from your exhaust and or block. This will help alleviate excessive fuel temperature in the supply line that can directly relate to pressure building in the line resulting in the needle and seat being overridden by the pressure causing a flooding condition.
- Remember, heat rises and when the vehicle’s engine is turned off, the rising heat can easily penetrate the carburetor and cause the fuel in the float bowls to expand and eventually boil or percolate.
If hood clearance permits (air-cleaner top to the underside of the hood) then consider installing a heat insulator gasket between the carburetor and the intake manifold. This will create an effective barrier between the hot intake and the carburetor. Here are a few tips when selecting a heat insulator spacer.
- Aluminum spacers offer little if any protection against heat soak.
- Wood fiber laminate, black phenolic plastic and heat insulator gaskets provide great insulation.
- If hood clearance is limited, the following three part numbers are recommended.
- #9265 open design best suited for single plane intakes (.320” thick)
- #9266 best suited for dual plane intakes (.320” thick)
- #9267 best suited for dual quad intakes with 4-hole style carb pad quantity of two (.125” thick)
For additional heat insulators in sizes from 1/2” – 2.00” please visit this link on our website. http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/install_items/adapters_spacers.shtml.
Got a technical question? If so, you can rely on our Technical Support Department for the right answer. The Edelbrock Tech staff is here Monday through Friday, 7 am – 5 pm PST to answer all your questions. You can reach them by phone at 1-800-416-8628 or you can visit our Tech Center for a complete listing of installation instructions, videos and FAQ’s .
OHIO TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS EDELBROCK CARBURETOR CHALLENGE AT ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION
Ohio Technical College (OTC) has partnered with Edelbrock for the second year in a row to host a Carburetor Challenge during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.
During the challenge, 15 local California high school teams from Monterey, Seaside, Castroville, San Jose, Hollister and San Andreas will tear down, inspect and re-assemble an Edelbrock carburetor. The contest will be held on Turn three in the Edelbrock trailer. OTC will award a $1,500 scholarship to each participant, while the four fastest teams will compete in a final challenge to earn prizes including Edelbrock gear, Matco tools and tuition scholarships. The 1st place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship; 2nd place $4,000; 3rd place $3,000; and 4th place $2,000. The Carburetor Challenge starts at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 4 p.m.
“After hosting a popular carburetor challenge at the recent San Diego County Fair held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, we encourage additional California high school students to attend the Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge in Monterey and show their passion for the automotive industry,” said Tom King, director of enrollment management at OTC. In addition to the challenge, Ohio Technical College instructor Steve McBride will be onsite to meet and talk with students interested in learning about the programs the college offers.
For more information on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, visit www.mazdaraceway.com
Edelbrock is excited to announce the “Carb Cash” consumer promotion. Edelbrock will send consumers $25 cash-back with the proof of purchase on select Performer Series carburetors – July 1 through September 30, 2011.
Edelbrock’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Whipple states, “Our ‘Carb Cash’ promotion is a great opportunity for Edelbrock consumers to purchase the best street performance carburetor on the market at a competitive price. Edelbrock Performer Series carburetors have offered American made quality and outstanding performance right out of the box for over 20 years.”
Eligible Edelbrock Performer Series carburetors include 500cfm #1403 and #1404; 600cfm #1405, and #1406; and 750 cfm #1407.
- Performer Series Carburetor $25 Cash-Back Rebate:
- $25.00 cash-back rebate with valid proof of purchase on select Performer Series carburetors
- Eligible carburetors include 500cfm Performer Series #1403, #1404, 600cfm Performer Series #1405, #1406 and 750cfm Performer Series #1407
- Valid on new carburetors purchased July 1 through September 30, 2011
- All other Performer Series, Thunder Series AVS and Reconditioned carburetors are not eligible
For more information and to download a redemption form, visit the official promotional website at http://www.edelbrock.com/carbcash.
If your out on the West Coast this weekend (Saturday June 18), come on out
to the Del Mar Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in California. Watch local
high school students compete in teams of two against each other to win
thousands in scholarships to Ohio Technical College and the PowerSport
The OTC/Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge is a competition where local High
Schools compete by for scholarship money by tearing down a carburetor and
rebuilding it correctly in the shortest time. Extra time will be taken off
depending on how well the team does on their OTC-Edelbrock Carburetor tests.
There will be 5 heats of 4 teams in which the 4 fastest overall times will
go to the finals. The top 3 teams will then win $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000
scholarships per team member for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The Edelbrock Trailer will also be on hand with all our latest performance
The heats are as follows:
HEAT 1: 11:00 AM
Fallbrook HS-Kevin Karnes: Jose Perez and Brandon Hampton
Bonita Vista HS-Ben Hazel: Travis Waller and Andrew Cuenca
Vista HS-Tim McCreary: Alan Reed and Marila Lish
Monte Vista HS-Mike Fleming: Joe Marlay and Gustavo Sanchez
HEAT 2: 12:00 PM
James Madison HS-Omar Sevilla: Francisco Rios and Joe Chancoy
Poway HS-Ken Faverty: William Golden and Jacob McKee
El Camino HS-Joshua Pianowski:Blake Marshall and Ransome Stoddard
Crawford HS-Carl Kingsbury:Joseph Torres and Natalie Mota
HEAT 3: 1:00 PM
Fallbrook HS-Kevin Karnes: Margaret Chung and Jesus Martin
Crawford HS-Carl Kingsbury:Andrew Blackshear and Mizraim Reyes
Monte Vista HS-Mike Fleming: Jeffrey Brito-Muniz and Johnathan Castro
El Camino HS- Joshua Pianowski: Angel Linares and Dustyn Hagerman
HEAT 4: 2:00 PM
Bonita Vista HS-Ben Hazel: David Estrada and Abel Gonzalez
Crawford HS-Carl Kingsbury: Jose Barrios and Roberto Mora
Vista HS-Tim McCreary: Payton Freeman and Fabian Ferrufino
Poway HS-Ken Faverty: Josh Ruskin and Nick Kornafel
HEAT 5: 3:00 PM
Bonita Vista HS-Ben Hazel: Tommy Hayes and Alex Haas
James Madison HS-Omar Sevilla: Joshua Dains and William Codaine
Vista HS-Tim McCreary: Britney Perkins and Taylor Dahl
El Camino HS-Joshua Pianowski: Arianna Hernandez and Andrew Asdel
FINALS: 4:00 PM (Top 4 fastest times including test scores will compete)
AWARDS 5:00 PM
Come out and show your support!
Spring is officially here and April is National Car Care month, making it a perfect time to make sure you and your car are ready for car shows, cruising and racing. Check out this April edition of Edelbrock’s Performance Solutions for the latest Edelbrock products and tech!
Get a Free air-cleaner, direct from Edelbrock when you purchase any new Edelbrock Performer or Thunder Series carb now through April 30.
E-Force unleashed check out the latest E-Force Superchargers for GM LS series.
Not sure what oil is right for your engine? Edelbrock gives you the facts on proper lubrication.
E-Street Madness – new crate engines and top-end kits will get you ready for springtime performance.
Super Victor intakes for Big-block Chevy Racing – check out the latest in Race Intake designs.
Edelbrock Events – see where the Edelbrock Team will be in April.
Edelbrock’s October-November edition of Performance Solutions is now available. Check out the newly released ‘94 series two barrel carburetors, performance engine lubricants, Z06 Corvette Supercharger and much more. In addition, we provide you with some great technical tips when choosing your next water pump. Click to here to view.