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How to Rebuild and Modify Carter Edelbrock Carburetors
Item Number: CARTECH-SA130P
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Publisher: CarTech Inc. / SA Design
Softcover: 136 pages w/ 315 Photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.4 inches
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The photos in this edition are black and white. 
If you want to modify your carburetor-equipped vehicle for performance today, you can choose from three major carburetor families - Holley, Demon, and Edelbrock. While Holley and Holley-style carburetors like Demon have been popular for years with their well documented successes and quirks, there has never before been a book covering the ins and outs of the emerging Edelbrock line of carburetors.
How to Rebuild and Modify Carter/Edelbrock Carburetors reflects the emergence of Edelbrock carburetors as the predominant Carter-style carburetors in the market today. A revision of the best-selling title Super Tuning and Modifying Carter Carburetors, this book contains more than 300 black and white photos, illustrations, and diagrams, covering rebuilding, tuning, and modifying Carter and Edelbrock carburetors.


Chapter 1: In the Beginning 
  • From Tinkerer to Manufacturer
  • The Four-Barrel Era
Chapter 2: Carburetor Types 
  • Basic Carter Models 
  • The WFCB 
  • The Original AFB 
  • The Late-Model Carter AFB
  • The Carter AVS 
  • The Thermo-Quad 
  • The BBD Two-Barrel 
  • Edelbrock Carburetors 
  • Performer (AFB) Series 
  • Thunder AVS Series 
Chapter 3: Carburetor Selection 
  • How Big? 
  • How to Determine Flow Requirements
  • Airflow: Ratings vs. Reality 
  • A Question of Efficiency 
  • Air Valve Secondaries 
  • Carb/Manifold/Cam: A Meaningful Relationship
  • Real Life and Other Considerations 
Chapter 4: Carburetor Function 
  • Edelbrock/Carter Complexity 
  • Back to Basics 
  • Pressure of Vacuum? 
  • Mr. Venturi and His Pressure Dropper 
  • When Air Meets Gas 
  • Let it Bleed 
  • Booster Venturis—For a Stronger Signal 
  • Appearance vs. Reality 
  • Jets—The Keys to Mixture Control 
  • Power Enrichment Circuit 
  • Economizer or Powersizer?
  • Spare the Rods 
  • Multi-Stage Enrichment for Optimum Economy 
  • Accelerator Pump Circuit 
  • Bridging the Gap 
  • Engine Load & the Pump Circuit 
  • Piston vs. Diaphram 
  • Idle System 
  • Idle Circuit Function and Calibration 
  • Making the Adjustment 
  • Turn, Turn, Turn
  • A Free Transfer
  • Chokes and Cold Starting 
  • Integral, Divorced, Electric: Solutions to a Choking Situation 
  • Secondary Metering Systems 
  • The Secondary Idle Circuit 
  • Secondary Main Metering
  • Vacuum Secondary Actuation 
  • Air Valve Secondaries 
  • Mechanical Secondaries 
  • Fuel Inlet Control 
  • Float Bowls 
  • Setting of Fuel Level 
Chapter 5: Carburetor Modifications 
  • Why Modify? 
  • Primary Idle System 
  • Modifications: When and Where? 
  • Adjustable Air Bleed Idle Systems 
  • Main Metering System
  • Major Modifications
  • Jets and Metering Rods 
  • Spare the Rod, Spoil the Carb? 
  • Power Enrichment 
  • A Matter of Timing 
  • Discretion: The Better Part of Valor
  • Tuning the Accelerator Pump 
  • Change the Nozzle, Alter the Rate
  • Secondary Main Metering Systems 
  • Numbering System: There’s Logic Somewhere
  • Secondary Actuation 
  • Air Valve Adjustment 
  • Fuel Inlet System 
  • Racing Modifications 
  • A Little Here, A Little There 
  • A Little More Here, A Little More There 
  • More Fuel for the Fire
  • Dual Feed 
  • Fine Tuning 
  • Power Enrichment
  • Secondary Timing 
Chapter 6: Carburetor Tuning
  • General Tuning Tips
  • Street Tuning 
  • Economy - An Overview 
  • Tuning for High Altitude 
  • Tuning for Turbo and Supercharging 
  • Tuning for Off-Road 
  • Maintenance 
  • Avoiding Vacuum Leaks 
Chapter 7: Rebuilding Tips 
  • Thermo-Quad Rebuilding Tips 
  • Disassembly 
  • Assembly and Adjustments 
  • AVS Rebuilding Tips 
  • Disassembly 
  • Adjustments After Rebuilding 
  • AFB Rebuilding Tips 
  • Disassembly 
  • Adjustments 
  • WFCB Rebuilding Tips 
  • Thermo-Quad Exploded View 
  • AVS Exploded View
  • AFB Exploded View
  • WFCB Exploded View