anybody elses edelbrock carb have trouble? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 02:03 PM
mustang66maniac's Avatar
Ford Freak
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 676
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post anybody elses edelbrock carb have trouble?

My edelbrock carb works fine around town, but when i get on it from a dead stop, something in the linkage catches up.....and the secondaries wont open! If i take off slowly, then gradually floor it, then the secondaries WILL open. I think something from the electric choke swings back from the sudden movement and catches the linkage stopping it at half throttle???? Does anybody else have the same experiences with their edelbrock? I went to the drag strip last night and embarrased myself after going down the track with a 2 barrel carburetor.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 02:10 PM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Should've bought a Holley. <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" />

Sorry man had to do it.
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 02:33 PM
5.0Towncar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 533
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Holleys suck donkey balls. I had a Holley 2-barrel on my 82 Dodge Omni and it always would get out of adjustment.But it ran fine the day I sold it .Steve
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 02:47 PM
johnsongrass1's Avatar
Race it, Don't rice it!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Columbia, Mo
Age: 38
Posts: 4,080
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Post

Just from curiosity, How do you know they don't open. Just in case you don't know they won't open untill you reach something like half of the total CFM the carb is rated for. Just wondering if you are staying in the throttle long enough to generate enough air flow.

I apoligize if this is a stupid question, How ever, I have seen many people make this common mistake.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:01 PM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 40
Posts: 10,658
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 15
Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts
Post

Shoulda got a Demon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:05 PM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Maybe it was just that your Omni sucked donkey balls.
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:14 PM
5.0Towncar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 533
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Yes it sure did.....The only thing I did which was fun was take some trans fluid and rub down the tire tread with it and lock up the e-brake and punch it...nothing like smoking front wheels. Steve
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:28 PM
dmorris1200's Avatar
doesn't play well with others
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 49
Posts: 1,834
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I've done that too ! Not with an Omni either. I used to take cars out to the back of the dealership parking lot and drag them across the lot with the front tires smoking and the rear tires just dragging along.
__________________
BUILT FORD TOUGH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 04:28 PM
mustang66maniac's Avatar
Ford Freak
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 676
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

jason, the linkage would actually get stuck and the pedal would not go past halfway to the floor....without breaking something that is.....wait, theres an idea!

I think im going to get a 650 demon as soon as i get some dinero
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2003, 07:21 PM
mstngjoe's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oregon
Age: 63
Posts: 593
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Before you dump the Edelbrock, try a couple of things.

Warm up the engine and shut it off. Remove the link (A) and attach a small wire to hold the choke plate all the way open. Take it for a test drive and see if the problem goes away.

Also check to see that the secondary link (B) is in the rear hole.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2003, 06:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 294
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I've got an edlebrock 600cfm elec. choke, I really like it, it's on a 350 bored and balanced, flat top pistons, speed pro cam, edlebrock performer intake, vortec heads.

Make sure the choke is fully off, the design is to prevent secondaries from opening until the engine is at operating temp. You might need to make a minor adjustment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.