One of the best hot rod carburetors on the market is the Edelbrock Performer Series Carburetor.
With a nice performer intake and the right size carburetor you'll be amazed at what a few hundred bucks and a few hours of your time can do for your ride's performance.
Bigger is not always better.
If you're trying to run a big 750cfm on a small 350 it's not going to work for you'll end up flooding it with gas and you'll kill the performance all around.
If you're building a nice 350 with a good size cam a 650cfm will treat you fine.
Good response and great acceleration.
A well tuned carburetor, the right size, can be a huge performance gainer! If you're building a high RPM motor you'll want to use a taller intake manifold, if you're looking for torque you'll want a short intake manifold.
Either way you'll still want that same carburetor.
Now is when you'll start working with jetting and getting a little more serious.
Lean, rich it's all a matter of using the right jets and getting the tuning right.
Edelbrocks "Performer Series" carburetors and intake manifolds can be combined with their great cams and other assorted performance parts.
Combining is key! It's all about the combination.
Edelbrock has spent all the time and money trying to figure out which combos work well in order to market them.
Makes sense that they would only use the best combinations.
A good 350 running a nice 650cfm carburetor with a low-rise intake and a mild cam can be a great Saturday night cruiser and can push 300-350 horse power if you tune it right.
What do you think they would have given back in the day for 300-350 horse power? I know my dad would have paid nicely to just buy and bolt on that kind of performance power.
He would have whooped everyone back then.
Dollar for dollar, Edelbrock has some of the best bolt and go speed parts available.
From superchargers to intake bolt kits they pretty well have you covered.
They've been building great carburetors for decades and they'll continue for years to come I'm sure.
If you have a 350-400 a nice Edelbrock 650cfm carburetor is the one you're looking for.
If you're running a big block 400-500 cubes a 700cfm will be just fine for you.
If you're running big cubic inches 500+ and your turning more than 6,000 RPM and bigger 750-1050cfm will be your best bet but that a whole different animal there.