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hey folks, i got a 600 edelbrock carb part #1406, bought it new awhile back, this is my first edelbrock carb and my last, anyway right out of the box it ran very lean, infact ran it for 50 miles and the new spark plugs i put it still looked new timing is right motor doesnt get hot but it is fuel starved, seems like its missing when i get on it. called edelbrock up they said put in the next step up metering rods and get the spring kit and put in the pink springs, i did and no change, so iam thinking of changing the jets, my guestion is do you have to take off the whole top part of the carb off to do this? cause i was thinking those jets are right under the metering rods and those rods are easy to change can you get those jets out just like the metering rods without removing top of carb? thanks rick
 

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hey folks, i got a 600 edelbrock carb part #1406, bought it new awhile back, this is my first edelbrock carb and my last, anyway right out of the box it ran very lean, infact ran it for 50 miles and the new spark plugs i put it still looked new timing is right motor doesnt get hot but it is fuel starved, seems like its missing when i get on it. called edelbrock up they said put in the next step up metering rods and get the spring kit and put in the pink springs, i did and no change, so iam thinking of changing the jets, my guestion is do you have to take off the whole top part of the carb off to do this? cause i was thinking those jets are right under the metering rods and those rods are easy to change can you get those jets out just like the metering rods without removing top of carb? thanks rick
I seem to recall, they have a DVD on how to tune them, my beef with the Edelbrock carbs is the cost of the tuning kits make the carb in the end more expensive than other brands. I prefer the Holley Street Avenger, had good luck with them so far.
 

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thanks for the reply thumper, i have a holley street avenger also its on my 57 and i love it, but the 55 has the edelbrock and i spent good money for it so i might as well try and make it work. the 55 has a pretty much stock 350, so i thought a edelbrock might work. rick
 

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Took my Holley off over 2 years ago and put on an Edelbrock and can't be happier:tu It runs great and does not need the constant attention the Holley wanted.

Heck I would trade you my old Holley (its sitting on the shelf still) for the Edelbrock if you get tired of it:D


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I agree with Randy, most of the time an eldebrock once right gives you trouble free existance, they are basically just like the old carters. only dislike that I have is you have to pull the top to set the floats if you ever have too do that, other wise I love them.....had 2 750s on my 34 sedan delivery with a blower for 10 years without problem, have 1 750 on my 383 stroker in my 57, I do have a holley in my 65 chevelle ( 396)
 

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edelbrock on mine. mine was very lean. in fact, i had to go off the graph that came with it. called "vic", they sent me a set of rods, the next step cruise mode. works pretty good. next year going richer yet, but for now, driving the **** out of it!
 

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It's been my experience that Edelbrock's make great door stops.. but not great carbs.. To answer the question directly, yes, the top of the carb has to be removed to get to those jets.
what he said and if you have a radical cam forget it.
 

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I suppose it all depends on one what you like and what you have:rolleyes: I like not having to constantly mess with the engine, so it worked right out of the box for me, for others they may have a need to constantly mess with it, just for me I don't have that need. Heck I would be even happier with fuel injection :D

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I've had edlelbrock carbs on My camaros and chevelle and never had a problem with any of them. 600cfm works well with the chevelle. we did have a problem with the fuel pump( electric) not providing enough fuel.
 

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I've never had a problem with an Edelebrock ... now Holleys have always given me fits everyone I've had on any car has been a problem. The worst was the one I had on my '30 "A" sedan(the second worst was the one I originally had on my FIA Cobra), 350 Chevy, that I could never keep in tune, hard starts and it always stumbled around 2400rpm...I could get it tuned and it would run like a champ one day then the next time I drove the car it'd fall on its face. I swear I spent enough money on that carb with power valves rebuild kits etc, to buy a new one. I even took the car to a carb specialist and he did a great job totally rebuilt it/tuned it...cost me about $150...ran good for about a month then the hard starts and stumble reappeared. Dropped a Edlebrock on it took it for a test drive, it was running a bit lean and lacked power, drove home made one rod and spring change and never touched it again until I sold the car.
I have a Holley on my wifes Mustang and it too is a pain though not as bad as the one that was on the "A" or Cobra.
I've never tried an Avenger or Demon series Holley...after the problems I've had with Holleys I'm leery of them...maybe Holleys don't like me:sign0020:
 

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I would make very sure you don't have a vacuum leak somewhere. That is far more likely than needing to re-jet. If anything, the jetting they put in there is rich not lean.

Do you have the Edelbrock "plate" between the carb and manifold? What type of manifold?

The plate I'm talking about is an Ededlbrock 2732. It's used with Holley or Edelbrock carbs on Edelbrock Performer or similar manifolds.
 

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55 mike thanks for answering my question, i prefer holley my street avenger works very well on my 57, but the 55 has a stock 350 and buying a better carb is going to have to wait. so iam going to try and make this piece of junk work for now. thanks for the replys fellas. rick
 

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I bought a new holley for my rebuilt Camaro which never ran right. I rebuilt it about 5 times and finally gave up. I took the same style and size holley off my 55 and and put it on my Camaro. Talk about night and day. It has lots of power and has been reliable without any adjustments for about 8 years now. Before I tore my 55 apart, I bought a new edelbrock to replace the holley I robbed off it. Talk about a dog. I tried to readjust it to no avail. When I get the rest of the car together again I'll try again. Hopefully I don't have to buy another holley to replace it.
 
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