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11-05-2012 10:25 AM
E.Furgal yup. I got me bushing kit from him.. to do the 2 latest q jet builds
11-05-2012 07:47 AM
cobalt327 Even though this thread is almost 4 y/o, it's worth mentioning that Cliff will sell you everything needed to do the same mods he does. Armed w/prior experience, his book, and/or tutorials like this, doing a performance rebuild on a Q-jet is within the reach of almost everyone.

BTW, in addition to his book, he has an active forum of his own- and he answers questions there as well as on the phone. He'll go into as much detail as you can absorb; he doesn't hold back any info.

Another useful book is Rochester Carburetors by Doug Roe:
Rochester Carburetors: Doug Roe: 9780895863010: Amazon.com: Books Rochester Carburetors: Doug Roe: 9780895863010: Amazon.com: Books
11-05-2012 06:05 AM
E.Furgal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grusome Goat View Post
I know it has been several days since this post but I wouldn't have anyone but Cliff do a Q-jet. One of the reasons he told you six months is because he is that busy and has that much backlog. As far as a Holley, yes they are a good carb and have ran several myself, Cliff has set up Q-jets that will load the rear tires on launch harder than a well prepped Holley. Have Cliff do your carb.
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it's better to tell a customer 6 months and deliver early than say 3 and the customer pissed waiting for it..
11-05-2012 06:02 AM
E.Furgal
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Originally Posted by 454C10 View Post
wow! 250.00! that is a good deal. 6 months seems to be the standard time.

I feel bad since he quoted me 500.00. Maybe I got him mad at me or something. here is his e-mail that he sent to me.

>> Dan, no problem, if you don't mind the wait, I have dozens of good early
>> 70's Chevy cores, that we could build exactly for your application.
>>
>> I can copy the last note and put you in line if you want to order one.
>> It
>> will be $500 plus shipping, ready to run, casting zinc/chromated, small
>> parts plated, calibrated, tested, etc....thanks....Cliff

Oh well, maybe business is slow for him right now so he is lowering the price?????

I would avoid Jet Performance carbs. I had 3 in a row that would not run. kept returning them until I just got tired of sending them back. Now I have a 400.00 piece of junk on my counter. They do weird stuff to their carbs.
might be because in the email it sounds like cliffs surply'n the core..
and the o/p is in this case surply'n cliff with the core(carb)
and why you got a price of 500. bones for a early 70's high demand carb over just a rebuild on the o/p carb..
11-05-2012 05:44 AM
4speed I have cliffs kits in all my q jets.
12-20-2008 04:24 PM
Grusome Goat I know it has been several days since this post but I wouldn't have anyone but Cliff do a Q-jet. One of the reasons he told you six months is because he is that busy and has that much backlog. As far as a Holley, yes they are a good carb and have ran several myself, Cliff has set up Q-jets that will load the rear tires on launch harder than a well prepped Holley. Have Cliff do your carb.
12-12-2008 03:30 PM
eatonde
SSedan

I have to agree with SSedan... GO WITH NATIONALCARBURETORS.COM. They are good people who stand behind thier products. they just swapped me a 3310 750 for a 80457 600 straight up cuz I had a little trouble with the 80457. I wouldn't take my business anywhere else when it comes to carbs!!!!!
12-12-2008 03:27 PM
6426yy Yeah I thought the price was pretty fair. My carb is from '77 maybe that's the differance in price? I'm gonna box it and send it tomarrow. I have to send my brother a package anyway (he's in Iraq). I forgot to ask if this included the APT upgrade oh well.
12-12-2008 08:23 AM
454C10 wow! 250.00! that is a good deal. 6 months seems to be the standard time.

I feel bad since he quoted me 500.00. Maybe I got him mad at me or something. here is his e-mail that he sent to me.

>> Dan, no problem, if you don't mind the wait, I have dozens of good early
>> 70's Chevy cores, that we could build exactly for your application.
>>
>> I can copy the last note and put you in line if you want to order one.
>> It
>> will be $500 plus shipping, ready to run, casting zinc/chromated, small
>> parts plated, calibrated, tested, etc....thanks....Cliff

Oh well, maybe business is slow for him right now so he is lowering the price?????

I would avoid Jet Performance carbs. I had 3 in a row that would not run. kept returning them until I just got tired of sending them back. Now I have a 400.00 piece of junk on my counter. They do weird stuff to their carbs.
12-12-2008 07:01 AM
6426yy Thanks for all the replies, I was quoted $250 plus shipping and any additional parts that may be needed. Still a 6 month wait. I won't be doing much until spring anyway so I'll probably give him a try. It's pretty much a stock rebuilt engine but it does have a cam, headers and intake on it, so I'd like to have it "tailored" to my application.

Thanks for the other links
12-11-2008 07:45 PM
jimfulco I've seen good reports on this board about Sean Murphy Induction and Jet Performance in regards to Quadrajets. Might look into them, also.

www.smicarburetor.com
www.jetchip.com
12-11-2008 02:16 PM
SSedan64 These two companies have good products & service. I've dealt with both. National's rebuilds look better than new.
For Stock & aftermarket carbs. + Lifetime warranty
http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/

For Stock, aftermarket & Race carbs.
http://www.allcarbs.com/
12-11-2008 02:03 PM
SSedan64
Quote:
Originally Posted by 454C10
I'm sure he does good work but he quoted me 500.00 and 6 months to build a q-jet for me. I think I would rather have a new 750 holley 3310 for 250.00 and delivered in a few days from summit.
That's pricey & too long to wait.
12-11-2008 01:51 PM
454C10 I'm sure he does good work but he quoted me 500.00 and 6 months to build a q-jet for me. I think I would rather have a new 750 holley 3310 for 250.00 and delivered in a few days from summit.
12-11-2008 09:48 AM
SSedan64 As far as sending the carb for a build, I'd say that's a good choice. The book by Cliff Ruggles is very good.
http://www.cliffshighperformance.com...history_1.html
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