If you have an old car model, you are probably aware of how a carburetor works. This is the counterpart of the fuel injection system in modern cars, and it is responsible for creating a good mix of air and fuel in order to make the engine work. Your carburetor has venturis, which are small tubes where kinetic energy is created, and below these venturis is the throttle plate that controls the speed of the engine by regulating air flow and air-fuel mixture. You might not appreciate how this old fuel-delivery system works, but what you have to understand is that your carburetor needs to be replaced when you experience engine missing, rough idling, hard starting, and black exhaust smoke. When your carburetor is problematic, you might replace it with one from Edelbrock. But before doing so, let us first put the unit to the test.
- New component
- 49-state legal
- With manual choke type
- With square flange
- For gasoline engines
- With four barrels
- With a single fuel inlet
- Carries a 90-day Edelbrock limited warranty
We tested this component on a 1990 Ford Country and a 1984 Chrysler Executive, and here is what we have to say:
- When we ran the Country and the Executive, we experienced a generally better idling. Moreover, there was a good kind of chirp when shifting to the second gear on the two cars' automatic transmission.
- The Country and the Executive started without any delay. When we sprinted down the highway, we noticed that the exhaust of the two cars looked lighter than before.
- We checked the pressure inside the carburetor and got a good 4.5 psi. The float level was also at around 7/16 of an inch.
- When the unit came, we were surprised to see a lot of metal shavings inside. The air screw would also not seat.
- We needed to purchase a linkage adaptor separately in order to connect the transmission kick-down rod. Aside from that, we needed a throttle cable plate kit, for the kick-down adaptor was getting in the way of the plate location.
- The unit did not come with instructions for the installation, making it a little of a guesswork to install, especially for those not so familiar with this old component.
This product is cheaper than other brands by a few hundred dollars, but the warranty provided is somewhat meager. The product is not actually what we wanted it to be, especially that we had a negative first impression when we opened the package. However, when we planted it on each car, it somehow performed, although we could be sure that products from other brands would surely do better.