Edelbrock Performer calibration kit for 1406 carb


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting detonation problems that appeared after a new carburetor was installed on a stock Chevy 350.

Q: I just bought a 1979 GMC Jimmy with a bone-stock Chevy 350. The first thing I did to modify it was install an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold and an Edelbrock Performer Series carburetor. I followed the instructions for both parts, but I’m having some problems with the carb. At idle and part-throttle, it runs fun. But at wide-open throttle, it pings and knocks, and doesn’t seem to have the power it should. Everything was fine before I installed the carb and intake. What should I do?

A: We believe the detonation at wide-open throttle is caused by a lean condition in the carb’s secondary circuit. Edelbrock makes a calibration kit that has an assortment of jets, metering springs, and step-up springs that will allow you to tune your carb for more performance.

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