Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- 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> Rochester from rockauto.com?
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Rochester from rockauto.com? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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)
05-02-2007 07:22 AM
brian0605
Quote:
Originally Posted by franny
Hello, my rochester is after 35 years on his end (also after a revision) so I'm looking for a replacement.
My car is a 1970 olds 98 coupe with a (i believe) 1974 455 cid engine.
I saw this site:
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,5904

It seems rather cheap (little bit important: shipping and tax to the netherlands is nearly $ 90,- )
I don't have a racecar so the same carb is ok.
Does anyone know this site and are they ok? Or can i better buy a holley or edelbrock on the summit site?
Ik hope you have some answers for me.

thanks
frank
To answer your original question yes RockAuto is a good outfit to buy from.I bought a radiator from them and have had no problems with it. about 100$ cheaper even with shipping. I often use there site to look up parts myself so I have the part number before going to the local part store. If you decide to buy from summit I would go for the edelbrock (carter style). To me they are easier to adjust,you can change the metering rods with it on the car and it will get better mileage than the Holley. The Holley is a good carb just more suited to performance and more difficult to tune. Good luck Brian
05-02-2007 02:14 AM
franny tnx Mark,
because sending back is no option for me.

Maybe i make it myself easier when i choose a carb by Holley,
they also make a sort of rebuilt rochesters. Otherwise another economic carb that fits my standard olds 455 engine. And no bhp setup, gas is in Holland $ 1.90 a liter.
Any suggestions?

frank
05-01-2007 10:41 PM
Jmark I notice that they offer a "Tomco" rebuilt carb. I haven't used any rebuilts in years but when I did, the Tomco carbs were absolutely the crappiest, worst done pieces of crap I'd ever seen. Maybe they are better, maybe not.

Mark
05-01-2007 10:16 PM
jimfulco Sounds bad. If you decide to get another carb, try to find one from the same year, or at least close, I'd guess maybe '68-'72, with a 455. That should get you close, but if it still doesn't run quite right, you might be able to transfer the old metering components into the new one.

Be sure the new carb's choke setup (integral or divorced, heat or electric) is similar to your old one.
05-01-2007 05:32 AM
franny And something different:
Today i checked the id number and it is a rochester from 1970.
But my engine is from between 1972 and 1976.
If i need to buy a 'refreshed' carb, makes that any differents?
Or is the differents hardly noticeable
05-01-2007 05:02 AM
franny i dont think so, a revision is allready done last summer, but the pump plunger (i think thats the name for it) is still leaking. I don't know if it can repared, because it is the housing and not the pump.
Does anyone know something about this?

thanks for respond
frank
04-30-2007 10:09 PM
jimfulco Any chance the original can be rebuilt? If so, that's what I would do. An original is already calibrated for your engine, while a new (or off-the-shelf rebuilt) carburetor is not. It might save you a major headache.
04-30-2007 06:54 AM
Koolaid I can't give you any advice regarding the carb, but as far as RockAuto goes I order from them around once a month and have always gotten what I ordered in a timely manner for good prices. The one time they discontinued a product I had ordered I received a personal phone call the next day to inform me. If you decide to order from them they always send out 5% off codes in emails - check out fatwallet.com for a code and if you can't find it I'll dig up one of my old emails from them!
04-30-2007 05:43 AM
franny
Rochester from rockauto.com?

Hello, my rochester is after 35 years on his end (also after a revision) so I'm looking for a replacement.
My car is a 1970 olds 98 coupe with a (i believe) 1974 455 cid engine.
I saw this site:
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,5904

It seems rather cheap (little bit important: shipping and tax to the netherlands is nearly $ 90,- )
I don't have a racecar so the same carb is ok.
Does anyone know this site and are they ok? Or can i better buy a holley or edelbrock on the summit site?
Ik hope you have some answers for me.

thanks
frank

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 06:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.