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Old 03-23-2004, 12:18 AM
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whats the difference between carter afb and edelbrock carbs?

what is the difference? they look identical. they both say weber on the side. and there is $70 difference between the two at summit. are you just paying for the edelbrock name?

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Old 03-23-2004, 12:23 AM
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there really is no difference from what I`ve seen. I doubt one would make more power over the other, they are good carbs, but I don`t like either for various reasons.
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Edelbrock wanted to expand and carry carburetors, and it was much more cost effective to purchase existing designs. Looks like both Carter AFB and Rochester Quadrajet were receptive to selling. What surprises me is that I see that Edelbrock has actually brought out new models in both series. And regardless of your feelings for specific brands, competition will give us a better product from all manufacturers.

I'll bet the Edelbrock is the more expensive carb? I know that the Edelbrock rebuild kit is a lot more money than the Carter, and both rebuild kits are the same as far as I can tell.
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The only real difference in the two is the length and spacing of the steps on the metering rods. I'm not sure if they are interchangeable but most likely are. Both the Carter and Edelbrock carbs are manufactured by Webber (as the WW casting mark on both carbs indicates) and they come down the same assembly line.

For most all street combinations these are really good carbs. It's very hard to over carb with an AFB design like you can easily do with a Holley. The Holleys have tuning advantages when it comes to all out racing though.

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same difference

they are both made by webber carburators USA on the same assembly line by the same peoplem, the metering rods might be different but they are interchangable,
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:23 PM
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thanks, im not getting either of those anyway but i was just curious. but if i did want one id save the $70 and get the afb and stick an edelbrock sticker on the front name plate. no one would know the difference lol.
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What other carbs are on the market now, besides Holly, Edelbrock, Carter, Webber and Demon?
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:49 PM
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BG, quick fuel, preditor,proform may make them? i know they make holley type main bodies.
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Hello.
Can anyone here tell me if the electric choke conversion kit for the Edelbrock carburetor will work with the Carter Competition AFB?
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