Drag Race 101: Carburetor Install Tips from Edelbrock
Carburetors are the brains of our engines. They control the air and fuel mixture whether your car is at idle or wide open throttle. Changing out your carb – in a race car, a truck, or a street vehicle will change the way your engine functions. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have everything you need to know before you start your installation. Below is a video put together by Edelbrock that will make your carburetor install a lot easier.
This video goes over some helpful tips such as:
1. Choosing the right size carburetor for your engine.
2. What additional items you might need to get started:
a) Fuel filters
b) Fuel lines
d) Idle stop solenoid
e) Adapter plate
3. Tools used for carburetor installation:
a) Ratchet with 1/2 socket
b) Flat head screwdrivers for adjusting
c) Gasket scraper
d) Nut driver
4. Location of components and what they do:
a) Throttle linkage
b) Idle speed screw
c) Hi-speed idle screw
d) Air-fuel mixture screws
e) Vacuum ports
f) Electric Choke
g) Fuel line
Edelbrock has a series of videos that address issues with install, tuning, leaks and performance.
Check them out here: http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/misc/tech-center/carb-tech-videos.shtml