If you're building a budget chopper, you know every penny counts, and you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. When choosing the right motor for a project, most people end up sacrificing precious greenbacks for more horsepower. However, a bone-stock crate 80ci Evo motor for about $2,700 is a good start. While a stock Evo won't beat your buddies to the next fuel stop, with the right combination of parts, you could easily hop-up the motor to respectable horsepower and torque numbers, and still stay well within the narrowest of budgets.
Edelbrock has spent years researching and developing the right combination of parts to create a reasonably priced performance kit for people looking to get a little more out of their stock Evos. Trying to locate a chopper with a stock Evo isn't the easiest thing to do. However, Wink Eller, of Wink's Performance, in Temecula, California, called to let us know that he was going to be using one of Edelbrock's performance packages to hop an 80ci Evo in a '91 FXLR. With several land speed records from Bonneville and El Mirage, he knows a thing or two about getting the most out of V-twin motors, so we jumped at the opportunity to cruise down to his shop and watch him work.