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Old 09-01-2003, 02:10 PM
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rodchester 4bbl carb

is it easy or hard to re- build a 4bbl rodchester carb or have mech do it ? it for my wife 1970 chevell malibu.

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It's not especially hard, however you do have to be very careful not to lose or damage anything and also make sure to flush out all the passages. You can get a basic rebulid kit from pretty much any parts store.
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Don't waste your time. If the throttle shaft is worn, (and it surely is) you will end up with a vacuum leak. There are many places to buy new carbs like JEGS or PAW that will save you time and frustration.
How much do you depend on this car? If this is your first carb rebuild it can be a real pain. Hate to sound negative but rebuilds are best left for the pros. There are also a lot of places that will rebuild it for you. Good luck.
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If you buy a new carb, it will likely not be calibrated as well as the original carb. I had my original Qjet rebuilt for just over $120, including rebushing the throttle shaft bores. Old car runs like new again.
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