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Old 12-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default 1957 Edelbrock Catalog



The folks at Edelbrock have being doing a great job bringing some of their old icons back to market in recent years, from the Slingshot manifold and...

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Thanks for posting the scans in a usable format.
In absence of the real thing I can now print out my own copy of the catalog to have around in the garage for others to gaze at.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Love the L420 Air cleaner!!! I also love the look of the red colorized ad for the fuel line.

Very Cool!!! Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

What would I like Edelbrock to bring back? The prices from 1957! I will take one of everything, please.

Seriously, in 1957, I have to believe $87.50 that was alot of cash to put down for a set of 48 flathead heads.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

they should make ALL of that again! well, the ones they dont already make. esp the early poly stuff!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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I love these old catalogs. Thanks for putting it up.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

I have a Edelbrock tri-carb intake & valve covers for a Ford Yblock. I paid more than the prices in the catalog for used parts.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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Bring back Vic senior.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

It would be cool to see Edelbrock and others (Weiand, Offy, etc.) bring back some of the vintage non SBC intakes, valve covers, etc. No nicks, dings, or pitted out water passage surfaces.
When you consider the cash a vintage Weiand Drag Star, etc. manifold brings, folks would love to se some limited runs-even at double or triple the going price for SBC stuff. Perhaps someone such as Speedway could perhaps step up and have a short run of a couple hundred run at a time? That is if the patterns are still around?

IIRC, in the mid 70's Street Rodder or Rod Action had an article on Offenhauser complete with photos showing how they did short runs of manifolds, valve covers to keep a small stock on hand for vintage engines such as Caddy's Olds, Stude's, etc. You could order just about anything that they had ever produced.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Here's the 1949 Edelbrock catalog and price sheet to compare to the 57 edition.

I think the '49 prices seem a little steep for that era but I guess guys were happy to have speed equipment available.

I've also included a letter from Vic sr. stating that if you wanted to become a dealer you had to buy $300 worth of merchandise.

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Lurker Mick-- That's really cool- I've never seen their '49 catalog before. The early stuff is so rare!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:07 AM   #12
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Neat. I was wondering from what era my 4 deuce caddy intake was. I sure wish I got it for 74.50!
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #13
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Just checked out this classic catalog and noticed the carb tuning tool. I didnt think they still made one. A quick Google search and Jegs had it...UNI-SYN "A" part # 350-4025. Cool tool to have in the old tool box.

check it out.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #14
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Very cool...I would be happy as a clam if I could find a pair of Y-Block valve covers...even if I had to pay twice the list price...


It's cool to see that the W&H dizzy's were in the Edelbrock catalg also, as that was part of the package they put together in late '56 when they built the original engine for my 'Bird...
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #15
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Neat stuff!
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:33 PM   #16
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

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Originally Posted by 3rd Gen Hot Rodder View Post
What would I like Edelbrock to bring back? The prices from 1957! I will take one of everything, please.

Seriously, in 1957, I have to believe $87.50 that was alot of cash to put down for a set of 48 flathead heads.
No kidding...
I found one conversion chart said to divide 1957 dollars by .131 to get todays dollars.....

So that $87.50 becomes $667.94 !!!

The chevy valve covers cost well over $300 !!!!!
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:09 AM   #17
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

i wish thats how much it costs today. Like allengator said every ting now is in the hundreds and back then it was like $87.99
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #18
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

i think it's very cool to see how the automotive world comes full circle. a small example is how cars started out with round headlamps and 20" or bigger wheels. then the standard was square headlamps and 13" or 14" wheels. now look at new cars.... funny.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #19
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Default Re: 1957 Edelbrock Catalog

Fantastic.......... I see they were a little light on the Pontiac parts, only a flywheel.
Also, I didn't realize the Spalding Flame Thrower was out in '57.
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