JIM INGLESE 8-STACK SYSTEMS

8-STACK SYSTEMS

World's most complete 8-stack reference base and source for Weber carburetion EFI systems

I'm a professional 8-stack builder specializing in American V8 engine applications. This is what l do and it's not a sideline. Starting out in Weber carburetion in the 70's, I now build both Weber carburetion and EFI 8-stack units. If you're curious about Weber carburetion or thinking of putting an 8-stack EFI unit on your car, this is the website you've been looking for. All the answers you need are here, and if you don't see it, just call me.  I answer my own phone.  My EFI units can be supplied with modern throttle bodies or I can build you one to look just like a classic 1965 Weber carburetion setup with injectors hidden inside the throttle bodies. 

This site offers the world's largest selection of V8 8-stack systems and application-specific parts for Weber carburetion on V8 engines, from Cobras and GT40's to open-wheel hot rods and custom applications.

Most likely, what you've heard about Weber carburetors has been some good and some bad. Some people say they work great...others say Weber carburetors are nothing but trouble. There's never a shortage of experts willing to provide their opinion...even if they don't know what they're talking about (which most of them don't).

On this website, I'm providing you with factual information about Weber carburetion based on 40 years of experience building and tuning Weber carburetion for V8's, many of those years on original Cobras. I guarantee that after reading the information on this website, you'll be a lot smarter when you leave.  Rule #1: Forget whatever else you've heard.

Jim Inglese with Engine

Here I am on the dyno doing what I love to do...tuning a Weber -arbureted engine. This was a mild 383 Chevy smallblock for one of my own cars, that made a respectable 435 hp at 5700 rpm.  If you need to make 500+ horsepower, that's common.  With the right heads and the right cam, this carburetion system will easily produce 500+ hp on a stroked smallblock Ford. 

A thumbnail sketch

Every 8-stack system that comes out of this shop is built to order, matched to the engine and vehicle it's intended for. There are no assembled 8-stack systems finished and sitting on the shelf here; a custom-built system is created from scratch for each customer. I offer more V8 applications and related accessories than any other Weber or EFI 8-stack source in the world, so if you're planning on putting an 8-stack system on a V8, you're in the right place; this is the only website of its kind; no other website provides the information you'll find here.

The questions I've heard most over the years are answered on the Common Questions page, but if you have any new ones, feel free to call or email me. If you email, you'll usually hear back from me the same day...usually within hours. I check emails several times a day and I answer everybody.  And when you call, I'm the only one who answers the phone.

I've been at this a long time. In fact, there is nobody else building V8 Weber carburetion systems today that's been doing it as long, or has built as many units as I have over the past 40 years. Other sources offer similar products that may look the same, and some are temptingly cheaper, but with Weber carburetion, you'll get exactly what you pay for. You'll pay now or pay later. The real value is in what you can't see: Experience goes a long way when one of these units is being assembled on the bench. 

As an educated buyer, you should know:

I don’t compete with anyone on price, so please don't ask for "my best deal", because doing what I do, the way I do it, is much more labor-intensive than the way anybody else does it. It takes us  12-15 hours to build one of these systems, and on a Weber carburetion unit, much of that time is spent on the inside of the carburetors where nobody can even see the work. A properly assembled linkage system takes a bit of time to install and adjust, and occassionally, final testing of the linkage on the bench may even reveal a problem that requires disassembly; it happens. I won't ship anything with my label on it unless it's 100% right, and you can rely on that.

Every 8-stack unit is shipped ready for an easy startup, pre-adjusted on the bench and set to idle, so when you start the engine, it will fire immediately and idle for you. If it's a new engine, you can take it to 2000 rpm's to break in your cam; no problem. My 13-page Weber instruction manual takes you right through the entire setup process, from gas pedal adjustment to fuel pressure to ignition timing to synchronizing the four carburetors. I leave no room for error.  My #1 goal is for every installation to be a 100% success.  The manual is not for sale; it only comes with the carburetion units I sell, so please do not ask to buy one. 

Customer Service is of paramount importance to me, as I know it is with you.

My personal support to you continues well beyond the sale. It comes with your order and you'll have my cell phone number. When you make a purchase, you're a "member of the family". I provide unlimited free support until your carburetion system runs perfectly. Email anyone else advertising 8-stack Weber systems and ask what they provide for an instruction manual, and find out about their support policy after the sale, both on the phone and by email. Tell them you'll need somebody's cell phone number and a personal guarantee that they will respond to your emails within only a few hours, day or night. Of course, they'll laugh at you and think you're nuts. I usually check emails for the last time at 8 pm. I also answer emails on weekends, by the way...in case you have a problem, or if you just need information.

If you already bought it somewhere else and need me for help, I'll help you. I can send you whatever parts might solve the problem, but I won't know exactly what you're starting with and what you really have there, because I wasn't inside those carburetors myself. If they weren't prepped properly on the bench to start with, no amount of re-jetting is going to help. Jetting cannot compensate for incorrect preparation (Weber carburetors cannot be installed “out of the box”.  They are meant to be completely disassembled and built to suit each application). If you already have one and need to make corrections, you may have to disassemble the unit and all 4 carburetors. Or, you may end up having to ship it here, which is very common. They're shipped here all the time for complete overhauls and R&R service.

If you have to take it off the car after it's been running, packing and shipping it here will be a little bit of work, and more time and more money out of your pocket. 

So, while you may save some money up front buying an 8-stack system somewhere else, it can be a gamble. You might end up spending the difference (or more) in parts and shipping to make it streetable, not to mention the aggravation of being without the use of the car. Reworks can take several weeks to cycle through here sometimes.  So, in the end, just remember, there’s no free lunch.

If you already own a Weber 8-stack system that came from somebody else and it needs work, I'll correct it for you, but there's a catch..... First, you are required to watch this video

So why are There Two "Inglese" Companies?

There's a lot of confusion about INGLESE INDUCTION SYSTEMS vs. JIM INGLESE 8-STACK SYSTEMS, and I'm really sorry about all that. They're actually two separate companies that are in no way connected.  I know everybody wonders how this can be.

INGLESE INDUCTION SYSTEMS was my original company; I sold it a long time ago. It's now owned by Comp Cams in Tennessee, and our companies are not connected. I started INGLESE INDUCTION SYSTEMS with that name, and they own that name now. I operate my own company from only this website. The good news is you're on the right website.

Also please notice that I now use my full name, JIM INGLESE 8-STACK SYSTEMS. The units built here have the newer "signature" label, which is shown below. If this label is not on the front carburetor or throttle body, it was not built here.  The other "Inglese" label is completely different.  Mine has my signature, which is my personal guarantee to you that I have invested my absolute best into your 8-stack unit.

I felt it was necessary to address the ongoing confusion about the "two Inglese companies", so I hope this clears that up. Now, please come in and have a look around. I promise that if you're looking for useful information, you're really going to enjoy this website.

Jim Inglese Plate

The "Signature Label" is the only correct one. It also displays the website and phone.

"It is not always possible to redo the work we have done negligently. It's best to do things well now."
 -- Anonymous