A Tour of Edelbrock’s Casting Foundry

Edelbrock's Southern California Casting Foundry
A Tour of Edelbrock's Southern California Casting Foundry
 

Over the last 25 years, Edelbrock has quietly established one of the most sophisticated foundry facilities in the country.

Initially, the foundry’s primary focus was elevating the quality of the company’s street castings, but as racers continued pushing the limits of durability, Edelbrock developed many key technological advancements in an effort to create the strongest race castings in the business.

Edelbrock's Southern California Casting Foundry Tour
A Tour of Edelbrock’s Casting Foundry

When engineers realized that the limits of the first foundry had been reached, Edelbrock built a second foundry in 2007 better suited to the low-volume manufacturing requirements of its race cylinder heads.

“We’re always experimenting with new heat treat processes and testing new alloys and additives. In the last several years, we’ve built a new permanent mold foundry and have introduced Hot Isostatic Pressing into our race cylinder head castings.

All of these technologies are an evolution of established casting techniques that ultimately create a superior end product.”

Dr. Rick Roberts of Edelbrock

Plant Manager Charles, a 15 year veteran of the company, gives Dan a tour of the facility…

Although building a foundry from the ground up wasn’t easy, the long-term benefits for hot rodders have proven to be well worth the investment.

“Running a foundry in Southern California isn’t the cheapest way of doing business, but 25 years ago we felt that the only way to maintain the quality control we were looking for was to control the entire casting process from start to finish.

We’re fortunate that Vic Edelbrock Jr. had the foresight to build a foundry from the ground up in 1991.”

Dr. Rick Roberts of Edelbrock