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 Post subject: ELD Performance - Do they Perform?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:19 am 
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Has anyone here had ELD Performance work on their car? Would you recommend them?

After the dyno last Saturday I called in and made an appt. for them to do my carb and timing adjustments. Seemed like a very nice shop and Brian was really taking the time to explain what was happening on the dyno and why and went as far as to tell me exactly how to do the fix myself...saying and doing are two different things and I'd like at least one recommendation from anyone who has actually had them do work on their Camaro. Thanks -- if needed, feel free to PM me.

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I'll let you know after Monday. Mine's going in then for them to dyno tune her.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:12 pm 
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Thanks April -- would appreciate any feedback.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Let's see.... what haven't they done on either our 1997 SS or 1992 RS.... both cars have had suspension work by them; they rebuilt the rear axle and replaced the clutch on the SS (we bought the parts, they did the work); and much more.

Also, another member, Tony Bagdon had his '69 at last year's dyno and over the winter ELD worked on his car to his complete satisfaction.

Brian has been very helpful with everything that we've needed to have done. He will take good care of you. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:24 pm 
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Great - just what I wanted to hear. I haven't heard very good things about them on another board, but believe it's because the members are a bit biased by another shop. Thanks for the info.

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'92 Trans Am Vert - WS6 - 305 TPI
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Monica was in a Blue B*tch mood, lol. She fought Brian tooth and nail - she did NOT want to run richer. He did not quit working on her until she was done to his satisfaction. He stayed late to get her finished and I didn't feel that he rushed just to get her done and out the door at all. He played with the timing to find out where she really wanted to run, jetted up the secondaries 10 sizes, put on a new Holley fuel pump and fuel filter. He was more than fair with the pricing.

Numbers from dyno day - 276 HP, 324 torque.

New numbers - 291 HP, 343 torque.

She ran great coming home.....strong and just wanting to GO!

Laurie, I wouldn't have any hesitation about bringing your car to him. He's a perfectionist and the car won't leave until he's satisfied with it. Which makes good business sense, 'cause word of mouth is your best source of business. If your customers aren't happy, you won't stay in business long. Besides - he's a Camaro guy, lol. And there wasn't a ricer or tuner to be seen on his lot today, hahaha. But there were 2 69's there!


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Hi April- Glad things worked out for you at ELD. I'm taking the '68 there Sat. the 12th. Gonna miss the show in Williamsport but gotta get this carb sorted out, among other things. Running a little rich. Ill post the numbers once it's finished. Wish me luck! Larry

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:22 am 
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I spent a long day at ELD yesterday - my car must be related to April's beyond the Camaro name. It was supposed to take about an hour, but between the timing and Mr. Gasket Dark Shadow put up a good fight. I have to take her back -- this time I'm leaving her there (I spent 5 hours at the shop -- Brian estimated an hour at the Dyno Day, lol). Still need to get the right carb kit -- I told Bill I needed 1404, but it was really 1406. So I ordered that kit and hopefully when I get her back out again she'll be perfecto.

Larry -- you may want to check with Brian, he told me that he had races on the 12th and the 19th and wouldn't be at the shop for the next two Saturdays.

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'92 Trans Am Vert - 305 TPI
'92 Trans Am Vert - WS6 - 305 TPI
'98 Camaro - 3800
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:04 pm 
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Took the car to ELD this morning- first set of numbers weren't too good. A lot less than expected. 305HP & 408lb/ft. at the wheels. Carb way too fat on top end. After leaning out the secondaries 3 jet sizes, numbers went to 335HP & 418lb/ft. torque. Brian said a much better intake is needed. Motor's being starved for flow past 5500. Maybe 25 to 30 HP with an intake. Now if I can only get this thing some traction. Larry

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