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Old 03-16-2003, 11:56 AM
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I currently have a rebuilt chevy 350 4 bolt main with a 1980 Quadrajet carb which came with the engine before it was rebuilt. When I first got the carb I tried to clean it and was able to remove a large pile of dirt. But I see that the carb is leaking fuel I think since there are some wet spots on the intake.
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Would it be better for me to have this rebuilt since there is a man in my home town that works on them or should I just by a edelbrock 650 cfm carb?

Where can I find rebuilt sites for these things?

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Old 03-16-2003, 01:05 PM
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If you got the cash For the Edelbrock, why not? It would be a better performance carb. You could rebuild the Q-jet yourself, its not really that hard, the kit will have instructions, but there are a couple of things you must check that the kit doesnt mention. these sites http://www.weber-carburetors.com/ have some good information. Let us know!
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Are the rebuilt carbs just as good as new ones from Summit Racing.
<a href="http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=13294" target="_blank">http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=13294</a>

or If I'm lucky to have enough cash for this.
<a href="http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductModelDetail.cfm?ProductModelId=5612" target="_blank">http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductModelDetail.cfm?ProductModelId=5612</a>
Chevy 262-400 Performer Manifold Kit

Edelbrock Performer Manifold
Edelbrock 600 CFM Manual Choke Carb
Edelbrock Chrome Air Cleaner
Silicon Beaded intake gaskets

Wouldn't I have to replace my intake anyways since it was for a quadra-jet. Dam being broke.
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If you just want to get the carb for now, you can use this adapter plate with your stock intake. Then when you have a little more cash, you can get the intake with an install kit for about 170 bucks.
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If you've never been into one before, Qjets are a real can of worms. If there is an old guy in your hometown that REALLY knows Qjets, I'd let him take a crack at it providing he doesn't want an arm and a leg.

Edlebrock carbs are fairly simple and reliable for the street.
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JMO but I'd stick with the Q Jet. I've had Holley and Edelbrock and both were great but if dialed in correctly the Q kicks major *** . I use one with my built 350 with a Victor Jr intake and a 518 lift cam.
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Q jets are junk new used rebuilt they suck throw it away and buy a holly.
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now , now, i'm a loyal holley fan, but i have a friend who hates holleys and loves quadrajunks and is great at rebuilding them. they can be made to run if you know what you are doing
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Honestly I think holleys are junk. I have had several that have had problems with overflow. Edlebrock makes a good carb. Im not putting them down but i have a weber in a buick regal with a 350 and havent had any trouble with it.
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Later today I will be calling the my old nieghbor that rebuilds them. He loves Quadrajets but really hates holleys. He offered me one for free. Just really depends on the price for the rebuild.
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Free is a good enough price for a Qjet.
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Check at all the swap meets. there are no edelbrocks for sale or trade but there are a million Holleys and Quadrajunks. Got one of each on the shelf in my garage whiel my 39 and 56 run the Edelbrock. E'nuff said
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i trades my q-jet for $60. off the price of my transmission rebuild.this included the intake. <img src="graemlins/crash.gif" border="0" alt="[crash]" />
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If you got the cash For the Edelbrock, why not? It would be a better performance carb. You could rebuild the Q-jet yourself, its not really that hard, the kit will have instructions, but there are a couple of things you must check that the kit doesnt mention. these sites http://www.weber-carburetors.com/ have some good information. Let us know!

Where would you get this rebuild kit? And the instructions would be sufficient enough to do the rebuild? How about tools, what kind of tools are needed?
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Any local NAPA will have a quality rebuild kit for a Q-jet for a very reasonable price, like $20 or so. Use the exploded diagram that is included with the rebuild kit and follow the directions. If you need any more assistance, buy a factory manual for the vehicle it came with and it should provide adjustment specs for choke, idle settings, etc.

They are a great carb, and unless you have some sort of a radical motor or similar, they run great if not awesome. I wouldn't use them for a max-effort motor but for a street car they are unbeatable.

Those guys who say they are junk don't know how to work with them. They are complicated and correspondingly many people are intimidated about working on them. They also tend to have some certain design flaws, like leaky well plugs, which can easily be fixed (in that case, a couple dabs of epoxy seals the plugs up tight.)

Edit - for tools, all you really need is a small punch, some screwdrivers, a proper sized six point wrench for the fuel fitting, and some other odds and ends. I rebuilt mine in around 6 hours, and it was a very grungy specimen that hadn't been run in over 5 years!

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