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Price $400
Rating 3
Average Price $246.81
Manufacturer Edelbrock
Recommended Yes: 22 / No: 2

Edelbrock's Performer carburetors feature two-piece, all-aluminum construction for cooler operating temperatures and less warping. There are no gaskets below the fuel bowl level for fewer leaks, and no plastic parts or power valves to blow out. The carbs use easily changed metering rods for precise tuning, and the primary venturi booster is a bottom-feed design for smoother acceleration and better drivability. Also included with every Edelbrock carburetor you will receive a owner's manual. These manuals consist of two sections; Section 1, Theory of Operation and tuning procedures which will help you be prepared to develop your own individualized calibration. Section 2, Tuning procedures will take you through a step-by-step procedure that will enable you to achieve a desirable calibration. For added ease of tuning, a Calibration reference chart for your model of carburetor will be included.
 

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Price $150
Rating 4
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Comments: Great. Lots of power. Had a hard time adjusting it though.------------------------------------
 

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Comments: Came with my Jeep so I don't really know if it is any good or not. I get extremely bad gas mileage but I know it needs to be re-jetted too. Works fine for me!
 

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Price $375
Rating 4
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Comments: Unit works well....Solved a lot of Problems, Good upgrade from stock carb! Performer Intake and Cam make for a world of diffrence as a package!
 

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Pros easy to work on and understand, drives great
Cons terrible off road, will load up on incline/declines
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Comments: Its a great carburator for on road use, although its not great for mileage. Easy to work on but sucks for off road use.
 

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Price $400
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Comments: works great on the street, not so much on steep ascents or descents, it's purdy
 

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Pros Easy to work on
Cons minimal adjustments without tearing it apart and replacing parts
Recommended yes

Comments: I dropped a ATK 304 rebuilt long block in the Jeep, did a rebuild on the carb (came with the Jeep), added a electric choke. Filled the float bowls, and she started right up. I was only 2 degrees ATDC on the timing when I re-installed the distributor. Not bad for a first timer, although my dad is a retired mechanic and he's been working with me on the Jeep.
 

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Price $350
Pros Great horse-power
Cons Loves gasoline
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Comments: I installed the Edelbrock performer on my 1975 CJ5 7-years ago and have not had any problems with the performance. This carburetor pack alot of power. I installed a 2" throttle body last year which seems to work well with the system.
 

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Price $125
Pros Easy Tuning - Reliable
Cons Off-road Sputter, Just time to fix this problem...
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Comments: Purchased the unit used with the Manifold. It worked flawlessly. PO installed spring-loaded needles which work very well. Tuning was only a little tedious but overall the product has been rock-solid, even though it was used.
 

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Price $250
Pros Factory tune started right up, easy tunning, Leaves room to upgrade a stock 304.
Cons Stalls out on Steep inclines, Needs edelbrocks off road needle seat.
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Comments: Through it on and it started right up. Tune the air/fuel and little to get better vacuum and that was it. It really opened up my 304. Add the edelbrock intake and some headers and its a pretty good package. I have really bad gas mileage though. Still trying to figure that out. But that was a problem before the new carb.
 

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Price $275
Pros Easy to adjust, and works out of the box
Cons It sucks on the trail, any incline and it cuts out.
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Comments: This carb is great for street, I would not recommend it for a trail rig. On inclines it cuts out and it seem to get shaken up easy.
 

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Price $1
Pros Extra Horsepower
Cons You gotta feed the horses
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Comments: Not sure on price it came with the Jeep. It runs great if you keep it clean and maintained. I've had to clean the float bowls twice. Not really that abnormal.
 

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Price $100
Pros In expensive
Cons Carter Manual Choke design
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Comments: I was hoping by getting a manual choke I would have the advantage of a idle stepper(?) but the design doesn't facilitate use of idle stepper without choke plate engaging.
 

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Price $300
Pros Easy to work on
Cons flooooods
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Comments: Easy to work on, can be modified to help keep it from flooding on inclines.
 

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Price $317
Pros 4brl
Cons ??
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Comments: Big carb but does the job
Easy to work on
new rods to richen it up
 

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Price $300
Pros 4brl
Cons ???
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Comments: Easy to tune
easy to remove and rebuild
great customer service at edelbrock...
 

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Price $300
Pros Easy to work on.
Cons Not great on inclines
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Comments: Thought I covered it. Good carbs, gas mileage ok, easy to work on. Sittin on an edelbrock intake.
 
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