Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> More Carb Questions-Qjet, Edelbrock, Jet, SMI-Pros And Cons
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: More Carb Questions-Qjet, Edelbrock, Jet, SMI-Pros And Cons Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-04-2011 06:55 AM
gmc1990rodder If it helps any..I used to only run holley or demon carbs, got into a money tight sometime last year and had to replace my holley 650 double pumper mech. secondary with a cheap off the shelf eldrbrock 600 (1405) and i love the carb! Matter of fact replaced another trucks carb w/an eldr also (1406) and havent had a problem yet!!
11-04-2011 01:48 AM
Hoyt71 Haven't had much luck with the web search. Haven't had a lot of luck with qjets either so far. What would stink is to commit to a change and modify everything only to want to change it back later.
11-04-2011 01:27 AM
DoubleVision I wouldn`t say it wasn`t all I was hoping for. I did attempt to adjust the electric choke but it still acted the same. Since SMI is a indepedant company I felt like maybe he wasn`t putting enough attention to detail into the carbs.
Jet is a major company who handles many methods of fuel delivery so I thought maybe they were a little more stricter in quality control but I could be wrong. I sold that carb to my best friend and he runs it on his Vortec 350. It`s really a strong runner and it`ll plant you hard in the seat. It has RHS Vortec heads, a comp roller cam, jet hot headers, 10:1 compression. A
TH350 auto trans, 3.42 gears with positraction. It`s in a `84 cutlass 2 door and it`s his daily driver. His work place is 20 miles there so that`s a 40 mile round tripper 5 to 6 days a week. He can fill it up on a sunday night on his way into work and not have to refill it again until the next sunday night which is pretty good for a hot rod, but that`s one of the nice benefits of a Quadrajet. I`ve ran Holley`s, Edelbrocks, Demons, and I`ll never fool with another one of the three again. Quadrajets are what I started out with and what I returned to.
11-04-2011 12:18 AM
Torque454 I had that happen on an Edelbrock 650 and had to adjust the electric choke. It was just staying on too late is all.
11-03-2011 07:11 AM
Hoyt71 Doesn't sound like it was all you were hoping for.
11-03-2011 06:56 AM
DoubleVision I used a SMI Quadrajet. I was fairly satisfied with it. The only issue with it was the electric choke. When it was connected to a power source and you started the car cold, it would kick on fast idle and stay there a long time. Then when it finally came down to normal idle and I could be sitting at a red light or going down the road. All of a sudden out of no where the high idle would kick back on and the car would take off or at a stop sign and I`d be holding the brakes down with both feet trying to keep it from taking off. Finally I disconnected it and tied it open. It`s still in use today and it`s been a good carb. Looking back on it now I kind of wish I would have just gotten a Jet model. You could do a web search on summit and jegs Quadrajets just to see what those who have bought one think of them.
11-03-2011 01:48 AM
More Carb Questions-Qjet, Edelbrock, Jet, SMI-Pros And Cons

I HAVE to replace my carb, and I want to make the best choice. In Qjets thers Tomco for 250, Summit and Jegs for around 300, Jet and SMI for around 400. Or for about 500 I can go with a manifold and carb from Edelbrock and others.

I have no experience with the aftermarket carbs, only the Qjet, and I can't say it has been a great experience.

I know the battle of the carbs has been beat to death.

I'm looking for pros and cons of going aftermarket and maybe experience with the above suppliers of Qjets.

I don't want to spend 300-400 and be sorry. Same for aftermarket.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.