Hot Rod Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
WFO
Joined
·
5,030 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was in FL to pick up my generator (gas-powered type) and a compressor along w/other odds and ends from my shop down there.

Thought a few folks might get a kick out of my stash of Q-Jet tuning parts, etc.

Not seen are all of the cores and throttle plates, the few shown were the easiest to photograph. Just the jets, primary and 2'ndary rods and power valves are worth the trip to me. Never mind all the (working) pull-offs, choke assemblies, etc.

Represents 40 years of tuning these carbs. Sigh.
 

Attachments

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,971 Posts
looks like my stash hahaa

you should see my attic and the building and the house and and the shop and the two places out in the country where i have all my stashes from since the early 80s.

good job :)


i still got that one carb

you have any good upper control arm bushings/shafts for s-series 2wd by chance ? found out mine are completely toasted on my 91 pickup i can move the upper arm in and out like a whole inch by hand. 80s g body ones are surely the same, malibu monte cutty regal etc


was wondering why they have been loud squeaky recently!

peace
 

·
WFO
Joined
·
5,030 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
fast68 said:
i still got that one carb
I'll keep it in mind, thanks.

you have any good upper control arm bushings/shafts for s-series 2wd by chance ?
Yeah- in FL! Kept a spare set for my wagon ('80 Malibu), along w/knuckles and rotors/calipers. But the shaft/bushings are still in the control arm. :(

Not going back down any time soon, though- unless the rental house needs work. Cost me $110 to drive the Jeep (the one that was rear-ended :evil: ) to FL and back w/the current fuel prices.

I'll get w/you before I go down next and will grab them if you still need 'em.
 

·
Not Considered a Senior Member
Joined
·
10,722 Posts
Good stash you got there cobalt. I used to have a nice stash myself but most of it got thrown away in time but I did keep secondary rods and hangers. You must be a dyed in the wool Q-jet guy like myself.
I used to not like them when I was in my teens. After I got to understand them I seen how simple they were and how they provided the best of both worlds which is something many carbs can`t do, I`ve stuck with them since.
 

·
WFO
Joined
·
5,030 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
DoubleVision said:
I used to not like them when I was in my teens. After I got to understand them I seen how simple they were and how they provided the best of both worlds which is something many carbs can`t do, I`ve stuck with them since.
Good that you took the time and effort to master them- I've personally never regretted it- and made a LOT of coin through the years working on them.

I got my Q-Jet cherry broke :pain: w/a '68 LeMans that came to me w/the 215 HP 250ci inline 6 OHC Sprint engine. Had a Q-Jet from the factory.

Took it apart, then had no choice but to man up and reassemble it- or walk.

Wasn't about to walk, so it began. This was ca. 1970.

That same car ended up w a 28 engine in it w/RA IV heads. Was kinda quick. ;)

Kinda OT- Called a 'yard I've used a few times (4.3L V6 core, etc.), asked him about a Q-Jet core. He said he thought he had one or two, would cost me $150.00!!!

Now, granted, this dude had his head WAY up his ***, but it does serve notice that they're getting scarce- if you're gonna ever get a stash back up, NOW is the time to start in earnest, IMO.
 

·
Not Considered a Senior Member
Joined
·
10,722 Posts
I wouldn`t say I mastered them, but I try lol.
I`ve played with them for many years now, tried different experiments with the thought "I wonder what happen if" and stumbled on a few things that helped. One time I had read about roughing up the secondary butterflies to help the mixture, so I thought "I wonder what would happen if this was done on the primary side on a low compression engine with no quench"
When I got to where I could try it out I noticed it was more throttle responsive, I was surprised. Also it seemed like no matter what epoxy I used the blasted thing still leaked, so one day I had a leaking Q-jet body laying around and decided to try to stop the leaks without epoxy. I flipped the body over, got a punch and a hammer, and repeened the main wells and everwhere else a leak could be. Next I filled the bowl with fuel and laid it on top of a empty bucket under a shade tree, no more leaks.
What I`d like to find next is springs for the power pistons that are weaker for the use of larger cams.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top