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Post by pila on Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:38 pm

I saw on another forum a few weeks back, that the inventory of the Paddock was acquired by Classic Industries. I've used Classic only once, for a gas pedal spring, since their thing is like Camaros etc and not my type cars etc.
Maybe they will advertise the parts from the Paddock outfit, ?? I didn't pursue that..

And another thing I heard on the grapevine....Edelbrock is hurting somewhat with our sick economy, and has scaled back (off?) on Harley parts. They are taking in casting type jobs from other types of industries, to keep their casting place going it seems, which makes good sense, to keep their people working.

The market is somewhat flooded (Ebay etc) with the Edelbrock Performer carbs. Every one has those for sale it seems. I've never used one, but if it's as good as the Carters they copied , they should do the job. Too bad that they backed off of the Q-jets they were producing.

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:59 am

Harleys arent selling too well these days so maybe thats why the scaling back of parts. Ive heard lots of rumors about Edlebrock,dont be concerned about using there carbs they seem to work very well.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:45 am

till the SOB edel backfires into smoke and then then the car runs like s**t

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Post by pila on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:28 am

There were some models of those that were mentioned on another forum, regarding some aluminum flashing in the casting that made running problems, but was an easy fix when discovered. I don't use those carbs myself, and gave away all the old Carter AFBs I had, which were good carbs. I'm a Q-jet and Holley guy these days........and still have a Holley 3310 new in the box that I don't need Neutral

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:59 pm

I have a friend with an Olds that sits all the time.The Edlebrock fires right up all the time and the car runs good.That carb is about 10 years old.
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Post by 74chick on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:41 pm

Remember, Classic and OPG are connected at the hip. Wink

I will stop in to OPG next week and ask.
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Post by pila on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:44 pm

I suppose there are many behind-the-scenes connections in these businesses that most people don't know about. These days it's likely a matter of staying afloat as well as making a profit.

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Post by ant7377 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:05 am

They have always been the same company even back when OPG was called Monte Carlo Exclusive. THey bought up all the NOS parts and started a company.
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Post by The Dude on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:06 am

Limey wrote:till the SOB HOLLEY backfires into smoke and then then the car runs like s**t

Fixed it for you. Wink

I like Carters myself. Edelbrocks are alright. We've been down this argument a few times before though & I usually end up the lone supporter for the E team.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:35 pm

Avenger....

Suck it Rago.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:24 pm

I have an Avenger and it works good but I like to tinker too.We did basically nothing to that E-brock years ago and it still works with no leaks.
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Post by pila on Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:38 am

If those carbs worked too good, we wouldn't have any fun at all........ Sad

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