Edelbrock Power Packages Simplify Engine Building


Don Barry, President and CEO of Edelbrock, is absolutely correct in saying, “Assembling an engine can be a lot like a puzzle, even to a veteran engine builder who’s tackling a new project.” It’s even more difficult for us shade-tree types that are taking the plunge for the first time. How do you know which camshaft will work with a certain set of heads? And does your intake manifold RPM range match? Of course, the risky part of building an engine is spending all that time and money just to have it fall flat on its face because of mismatched parts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy the whole top-end as a total package and take the guesswork out?

With over 84 different combinations available, Edelbrock’s massive catalog of Power Packages is here to make your engine building experience a breeze. Their own professionals carefully selected each and every component, then ran the assemblies through the wringer with dyno test results to prove their worth.

One perfect example is the RB-block Chrysler top-end kit (P/N 2087) that made 483 horsepower and 529 ft-lbs of torque with a pump-gas-friendly 9.27:1 compression ratio. Pretty impressive stuff for off-the-shelf parts.

Top-end kits are also available for B-block Chryslers (P/N 2086) and small blocks (P/N 2049), but the granddaddy of them all is the 2nd Gen. Hemi kit (P/N 2052) that packs an elephant-sized punch of up to 705 horsepower. That’s some real easy ground-pounding power with just a single click or call.

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Kent Will

Kent Will

News Editor Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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