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Old 01-09-2008, 10:04 AM
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Edelfocked Vs. Hardley carbs.......

This is a question that has had me thinkin for a while now , so I wonder what the rest of you think..... :
Why do soooo many people use Edelbrock intake manifolds , and then slap a Holley carb on it ? Why not use a holley intake with a holley carb , edelbrock w/ edelbrock , etc. ?
It don't matter what your OPINIONs are on edelbrocks or Holleys , I'm just curious as to why so many peoples mis-match brands like that ?
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:22 AM
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Mostly because it doesn't matter, similar intakes from both companies will act pretty much the same regardless of what you put on top of it.
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I agree, for a street driven car it makes very little difference. If I were running a drag car and looking for every advantage it would be different.

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Well in my opinion its very simple....you use what works best for your application. Example, if I'm building a sbc, and have an Edelbrock intake with a good Holley carb why would I spend $300 or so just to buy An Edelbrock carb so they match? Not very cost effective, now if you have tons of money and can have a matching parts engine then have at it.
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They do it for the same reason that they use speed pro pistons with manley rods, a crane cam, and harland sharp rockers.

Without really getting into opinion on edelbrock and holley, the bottom line is that not everyone makes decent products for the entire engine. Edelbrock and Holley focus on induction. Harland Sharp does valvetrain. Crane does cams. You pick the one that suits your budget and application. Period.
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I think that figuring out which parts will work with which is half the fun...that is what engine building is all about these days...mixing and matching aftermarket parts to get the best performance for your budget and purpose. Back in the day it was all factory performance parts (one stop shopping) now there are so many aftermarket companies trying to make better parts at lower prices that it doesn't make sense to stick with one company.
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Exactly what everyone else is saying. And to top it all off, we the consumers win because we get to find which mix of parts makes the most power for the least amount of money (or in some cases, which parts suffice for the least amount of money)
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Mostly because it doesn't matter, similar intakes from both companies will act pretty much the same regardless of what you put on top of it.
O.K. ... ( the light comes on above my head )
I figured with all the Edel Vs. Holley stuff ,people were saying that Edelbrock was worse to have than Holley ,but I think I see - it's not the intakes - it's the carbs. The Intakes are priced a little differently , Edels seem to be a bit cheaper. I did all my research at www.Jegs.com or @ http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...atalogId=10002. The carbs are definitely different in prices , Holley seemed to be a bit higher,but not that much.
I had stated "It don't matter what your OPINIONs are on edelbrocks or Holleys" simply to try and not have an opinion war on here. I personally have an all Edelbrock setup , due to $$ restrictions not brand loyalty . If I were racing it , I'd roll with a Holley carb. I simply started wondering about it just due to how vehemently some people despise Edelbrock carbs , yet will gladly use their intakes . Now I get the whole "Equal Intakes " thing.
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Well in my opinion its very simple....you use what works best for your application. Example, if I'm building a sbc, and have an Edelbrock intake with a good Holley carb why would I spend $300 or so just to buy An Edelbrock carb so they match? Not very cost effective, now if you have tons of money and can have a matching parts engine then have at it.
I actually ended up with "parts matching" b/c it was the cheapest way to go........
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...... which mix of parts makes the most power for the least amount of money (or in some cases, which parts suffice for the least amount of money)
Way to put out THAT fire !!!
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Edelbrock carbs aren't bad by any means, its just that they wanted to get in the carb game and the only real option they had was to buy the carter design. For a while they reman'd Qjets and sold them too, but they traded ultimate carburetion for market niche segment.
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