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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 05:15 PM
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So, I've heard through the grapevine that your better off buying a new carb over rebuilding one. Does a company like holley or edlebrock make a ideal quadrajet replacement similar to factory spec?
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 05:48 PM
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If you have a Qjet that needs a rebuild and don't trust your skills there are a few guys nationally who can make it better than new for ~ the same price as a new Holley or Edel. Sean Murphy Induction and Cliff Ruggles come to mind. Google them.
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 06:11 PM
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I have a core carte qjet but would just refer to go new
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 06:17 PM
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Cliff restored mine for the Firebird and I haven't touched it since I finished the car.
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 06:22 PM
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i deal with this carb company their called Avanti out of perkasie ,pa here's the phone number215-249-9957

i brought a 700DP off of them and never had a problem with it very good people and very smart also. Harv good luck an let us know what u get.
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Old Jan 23rd, 13, 07:45 PM
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+2 for Sean Murphy induction (SMI). Have had one of his Quadrajets fro ~ 6 years now with no issues.
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Old Jan 24th, 13, 08:09 AM
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It depends who does the rebuilding; You already have 2 good recommendations given ---SMI and Cliff Ruggles. The remanufactured atrocities you can get at autoparts stores, based on my personal experiences (and others) have not been good. I.e., pepboys, advance auto parts etc. NOTE: i think pepboys is a good store, but the reman carbs they carry aren't so hot in my opinion.


As far as a new one that matches factory specs, i'm really itching to try out the Holley 4175, it's a bolt in replacement for the quadrajet. i think it's $350 or something.

i think edlebrock may have some NOS quadrajets (i think they call them performer rpm?) that are on the shelf that they never sold. But they don't advertise, so you may want to call them direct.

b) i think every now and then there are some NOS quadrajets floating around occasionally on ebay that were never taken out of the box.

c) There is another place, that i can't remember but will probably post if i ever find it that has NOS quadrajets that they never sold.
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Old Jan 24th, 13, 01:23 PM
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Boy hate to beat a dead horse but having a pro rebuild a good or even bad carb is better than any "new" out of the box carb. You tell the rebuilder YOUR engine specs and he sets it up for your engine not every engine.
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Old Jan 24th, 13, 05:07 PM
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Boy hate to beat a dead horse but having a pro rebuild a good or even bad carb is better than any "new" out of the box carb. You tell the rebuilder YOUR engine specs and he sets it up for your engine not every engine.
Well, that's true, but who still builds carbs locally-wise?

To me, finding a decent shop is harder than finding decent parts.

i would define "decent" as:

a) Doing a good, very good, or great job.

b) getting it done in a reasonable amount of time; It should generally not take more than 2 weeks to do anything short of a complete ground up restoration or build.
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Old Jan 24th, 13, 07:34 PM
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Well like you said "who builds a carb locally". But with the internet it is the guys that are "great that stand out. A 2 week turn around on a carb could be possible, but if you are one of the best in the country than there are a lot of folks wanting you to do their work. Winter time is when everyone wants to get their car ready for spring so now is a busy time. There are a few guys mentioned already, call them and see if it is worthwhile. If you get a brand new carb you have to learn to tune it yourself, idle circuit, idle air bleeds, transfer circuit, proper power valve. I mean it is doable but has to be done even on a new carb. Oh and be prepared to spend a few bucks on an afr wideband, with todays gas plug tuning is difficult and at the cost of gas may as well tune it right.
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Old Jan 25th, 13, 06:34 AM
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I purchased a rebuilt roch. qjet from National Carburetor out of Jacksonville, FL (904) 633-9400 for $220 plus tax and shipping, the total was $267. I have been running it for the past year with no problems. The only issue I had was the first carb they sent me had a newer style linkage for the throttle, but they ship me a new carb with the correct linkage and I had it in a couple of days. I wasn't worried about the numbers matching because the one I replaced was for a 69 (7029202 DH 1559 - still sitting on the shelf) not my 67. It was $200 for them to rebuild it, so $20 more got me another carb.
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Old Jan 25th, 13, 01:34 PM
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I ended up buying a Holley 650 Q-jet double pump
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Old Jan 25th, 13, 07:39 PM
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Nice, did you get an afr meter? TIme to get tuning, which can be fun. Good gas mileage lol and a safe tune. Good luck.
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Old Jan 25th, 13, 09:18 PM
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i'll rebuild my own quadrajet before putting on a new Holley double pumper any day.
it's not hard to rebuild a carb- you don't need any special tools or need to know any special magic spells or anything like that..
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Old Jan 25th, 13, 10:51 PM
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i'll rebuild my own quadrajet before putting on a new Holley double pumper any day.
it's not hard to rebuild a carb- you don't need any special tools or need to know any special magic spells or anything like that..
Keeping a little chicken blood in the tool box, dancing with a chicken bone necklace on and knowing voodoo prayers might help some people though
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