How cool would it be to have a self-learning throttle body setup, better yet, an EFI system that uses an included Android wireless tablet computer to download just the right fuel map for your engine? Well, that’s exactly what the Edelbrock E-Street EFI system does. Edelbrock is leading this new wave of technology. Take our project 1968 Chevrolet Nova, a 400ci. small-block good for 520 hp, that we installed this EFI setup on. It was a weekend's worth of relaxed wrenching, and we were on the road!
"EFI systems have come such a long way from where they were 25 years ago,” said Johnny Hunkins, Editor-in-chief of Popular Hot Rodding magazine. “When I got in the business, installing and tuning fuel injection on a car was the highest form of hot rod mastery--it was like being a black belt in karate.”
In our latest videos, we demonstrate how painless the Edelbrock E-Street EFI system is to install. The system comes with some unique parts and components, including its own Android tablet that communicates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU then refines the fuel map until its ideal for your engine. Simply answer a few questions about the engine’s size, camshaft duration, and rev limit, and you’re on your way to peak performance. What’s more, you’ll achieve outstanding fuel economy over even the most well-tuned carburetor.
EFI systems have come such a long way from where they were 25 years ago - Johnny Hunkins
The system can be fed by a traditional EFI fuel system, or by Edelbrock's new Universal Fuel Sump kit, that fits snugly under your hood. This eliminates the need to drop the gas tank and install a new fuel pump. Just install the mini fuel tank in your engine compartment, attach it to your mechanical fuel pump outlet and the throttle body's inlet, and you’ll be prepared to take hard turns and sudden stops with no loss of power.
“The thing I like about the Edelbrock E-Street EFI is that it puts a truly capable fuel injection system in the hands of the average guy without the steep learning curve or the high price," said Hunkins.
For about $2,800 you can feed your budget-built, 600 hp (or less) small- or big-block engine with an EFI setup that looks deceptively similar to a carburetor. Of course, don’t just take our word for it. We’ve got two well executed install videos to help. Check out our videos and see how easy and fun this install is. You’ll be amazed!
Edelbrock E-Street EFI Installation (Video 1):
Edelbrock E-Street EFI Setup & Tuning (Video 2):