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edelbrock vs. holley

here we go i got a 1985 dodge 4x4, daily driver, but i race it in the local mud drag's around here, i've been runnin' a 600 eddy and it has been a reliable good runnin' carb, however, it's 12 year's old and need's a rebuild so i've been searchin' around the net and every body seem's to think holley is better, i've been trying to find a dyno test on line that show's the difference in power but have'nt had any luck, got any suggestion's? i've heard that a q jet is a great choice for a 4x4, my motor is a mildly built 360, i have a mopar purple shaft 213/226 cam, j head's with 2.02/1.60 valves, eddy intake (idle-5500), it dyno'd @ 358 hp with the eddy carb, let me know if u can help me out

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edelbrocks like off-road conditions better than holleys
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Edelbrock carbs.

only problem with the edelbrock carbs is the corrossion on the outside,i spray mine with WD-40,still looks like crap,any suggestions???
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i took my 600 holley off and put on a new edel and

you are lucky you have a good edelbrock in my opinion. i havent been offroad enough to know due to mostly jeep trails and not wanting to smash my rig, and worn out tires that wouldn't go thru mud either.

as for the holley, i say better race performance. for offroading they have kits like spring loaded needle valves for ruts etc and a float bowl baffle to keep fuel from running out when going down (or is it up) a hill. got no opinion about a Q jet. spozed to be great for racing and driving mileage.

as for the edel carb, it lets fuel drain out of the whole carb after about a week of not running, and runs my battery down pumping fuel all the way from the tank to fill it back up. i would never buy another one and gave them one star on the company reviews. maybe one of the edel loves would like to go offer a counter opinion but other than giving me almost the same performance and two extra miles per gallon, going from six to eight, i say it without any doubt in my mind, is not as good as a holley.

but that's just me.
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If your intake will accept a spread bore pattern carb I'd go with a Quadrajet. However you have to make sure you get one set up with the correct spring for your cam which is easy. We mud raced for years using a Quadrajet.
You likely won't find any dyno test results between carbs because they all put out pretty much the same thing power wise once they're tuned to the engine combo.
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