i called my local carb shop and they said my issue for the qjet wasnt the metering rod but the idle tubes, he was telling me theres a certain " sound " they make when u blow air through them.
he offered to blow the tubes for me for free and if they were clogged he'd tell me, but the way he talked to me on the phone i was kinda hoping to never meet him.
i pulled mine out ( they looked somewhat tampered with or like if someone scratched the surface of one ) and after looking up replacement tubes i see that they are .035 tubes.
Idle Pickup Tubes - Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor Parts
mine i can slip a .039 bit in the stepped end and a .052 bit inside the opened end ( what u see in the carb base>under what u put the drywall screw in to remove them)
someone mentioned that theres .037 tubes but idk
so can anyone explain what i have versus what i now need being i removed them and need new ones ?
id prefer not to meet this gentleman lol