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#1005678 - 06/23/14 03:32 PM Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb  
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I would like to have my edlebrock carb rejetted or at minimum tuned for optimal performance. From the strong smell of the exhaust I think the car could be running a little smoother. What is the usual shop fee for this 1-2 hours labor? I am also having trouble finding a shop that still has the older guys around that know there way around a carb. Anyone know of any Carb specialists in hampton roads, VA?

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Every small block motor I have had has been a dirty nightmare of oil burning/leaks this one only has 10k on it from jasper and it has always run like a pig. Its low everytime I check the oil, the fumes coming from the exhaust are horrible. my engine bay collects dirt and rust like a coal ash barge in the open ocean. Conversly all my 4 cylinders vehicles I have had dont burn a drop and have been trouble free for 100k plus, I get double the mpgs and they are faster to 60. The montes on a IV bag of oil smogging around town making me sick at stop lights. I am struggling to see any positive side of ownership at all these last years.. a passenger car that gets the gas mileage of a truck, is slower than my 2000 honda civic, looks horrible because I cant afford a 6k paint job. I keep it around because its my highschool car, but if I got a miata or something I could actually be competetive at autocrosses, afford to drive it gas wise, etc..

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#1005717 - 06/23/14 10:42 PM Re: Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb [Re: Silver8M86]  
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I charge 125. 00 plus the eddy kit. It is getting harder to find shops that will work on carbs for sure. They are not bad to tune. Just get the proper kit and follow the guide for what you are wanting to run. Pazz


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#1005729 - 06/24/14 12:37 AM Re: Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb [Re: Silver8M86]  
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Thanks for the info, I wouldnt know what kit to run or why to choose it, I find shops that are certainly willing to do the work but there more like "I'll give it a shot" or "We dont do much of that anymore but we will try" I want the 80 year old man who can do it all by ear.

#1005755 - 06/24/14 11:05 AM Re: Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb [Re: Silver8M86]  
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If you were closer to central VA I could give some recommendations to shops that could probably help you. Sadly I don't know of any shops near VA beach. The closest is probably about an hour and a half from you.



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#1005793 - 06/24/14 04:41 PM Re: Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb [Re: Silver8M86]  
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I am originally from midlothian, I am there all the time. Bring on the suggestions.

#1005818 - 06/25/14 12:09 AM Re: Rejetting/Tuning and Edlebrock Carb [Re: Silver8M86]  
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Let me make a few calls, then I'll send you a PM. A lot of the guys I go to don't own true shops or do this kind of work on the side, and only for people they know. So I want to make sure it's ok I give you their numbers.



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