street carb choice - 350 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
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
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2003, 09:46 AM
Gas Guzzling Democrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post street carb choice - 350

I've got a 350 in my '64 gmc truck, which I use in the city for work & such. Bought it last summer with a holley 4160 in it. Recently I've been having problems with it - it stalls suddenly sometimes, perhaps the needle is stuck or something.

I suppose it needs to be rebuilt, which sounds interesting (though I've never done it), but I'm also considering getting another carb which might be more friendly to my general-purpose needs (and might be more fuel efficient!)

. Someone suggested a quadrajet to me, but I'm not sure what that is - is it a brand name or a style? Is it a general term for a four-barrel?

I'm also curious about edelbrock - i've been reading these posts, and i hear a lot about the Edel 600. Is this good for "normal" use?

I also read something about considering the difference in primary and secondary sizes... small primaries with big secondaries being better for fuel consumption or something.

Are there any good websites for this kind of research? (perhaps I should just do some google footwork for that one.)

thanks very much!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2003, 11:02 AM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 40
Posts: 10,655
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 15
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Post

I think a Quadrajet would best serve your needs, they came on millions of GM vehicles from the 60`s to the 80`s, Q-jets are made by Rochester, a Division of General Motors. they have small primaries for good cruising and efficiantcy and huge secondaries when more power is needed. Edelbrock also makes these, as for your holley it`s a breeze to rebuild.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2003, 04:24 PM
1BAD80's Avatar
The Smell of Nitro in the morn
 
Last wiki edit: How to adjust valves Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Mich
Posts: 2,423
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Post

Heres the Hotrodders Knowledge site on carbs. It has everything that you can think of. Also how to rebuild the Holly.
http://hotrodders.com/kb/engine/arti...tml#carburetor
__________________
Luv the smell of NITRO in the morning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-25-2003, 07:40 PM
Gas Guzzling Democrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

thanks. I think I'll do some looking around for a quadrajet that is compatible w/my truck. Any opinions on the edelbrock quadrajet? (i think i was looking at #1904) There's lots of quads on ebay and such but I'm not sure I want to go messin with more potential problems, just like to get the fella working again. So I was thinking of a new edelbrock...

And in any case I think I'll order a rebuild kit for my holley anyway. I'm kinda looking forward to taking it apart and rebuilding it....

....and then writing a couple of posts to hotrodders when I screw it up!

thanks again!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-25-2003, 07:48 PM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 40
Posts: 10,655
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 15
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Post

a new one would work nicely, used ones I`d avoid.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 02:04 AM
horvath's Avatar
Acoustic Rock ... for real.
 

Last journal entry: About Fusible Links
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Central New Jersey
Age: 63
Posts: 1,982
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Post

I've got a Rochester Q-Jet on my truck (350) and I sure don't have any complaints! I'm getting really good mileage, too.

I *hear* the Edelbrock Q-Jet is better than Rochester, though I wouldn't know ... but if I was buying a new one, I think I'd go for an Edelbrock.

Any comments from anyone about the differences between Rochester & Edelbrock? Or is that a loaded question? <img src="graemlins/boxing.gif" border="0" alt="[boxing]" />

Alan Horvath
<a href="http://AlanHorvath.com/" target="_blank">http://AlanHorvath.com/</a>
Acoustic Rock ... for real.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 09:31 AM
Gas Guzzling Democrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Can you buy new Rochesters? Or are they only available from old vehicles?? (what's the term for that - OE?)I (in my great ignorance?) figured that vehicles these days don't ever come with carbs anymore... or is that wrong?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 11:28 AM
nova_man72's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: El Monte
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

if ur thinking about getting an edelbrock q jet then the suggested carb for ur truck would be the q jet carb with the divorced style choke #1901. Brand new itll run u about $753.95 dollars it replaces stock Rochester Quadrajets and they are compatible with all stock linkage and components for the year listed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 02:44 PM
crazy larry's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: better comparison before and after shots
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: East Texas
Age: 43
Posts: 2,298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

$753.95????
look here.
much cheaper...
man I love jegs.

[ March 26, 2003: Message edited by: crazy larry ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 03:54 PM
Gas Guzzling Democrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

[quote]Originally posted by crazy larry:
<strong>$753.95????
look here.
much cheaper...
man I love jegs.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

now thats MUCHbetter!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2003, 07:09 PM
nova_man72's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: El Monte
Posts: 7
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

right on man. the price from that carb was from the new 2003 edelbrock catalog.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 AM.


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.