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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 79 camaro with a 350 and a quadrajet carb. It seems as though the secondaries are not opening, but I am not sure.Sitting the secondaries don't open when I rev the engine. How do you tell if they are working properly, and if they are not, how do they work and what can I do to fix them?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 10:55 AM
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The secondaries will not open by reving the engine, as you will not produce enough vacuume. They need to have a load put on them, like when you take off, and stomp it. you can do a search here, or go to for more info. Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 02:45 PM
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You should not feel anything when the secondaries open the car will just continue to accelerate faster. If you can feel them open they are opening too fast and what you feel is a bog.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 04:27 PM
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It's true that the secondaries won't open by revving the car at idle. Stick a paperclip on the rod for the secondaries, then go for a drive and floor it. When you get back, check to see if the paperclip moved...if so, they are opening.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 05:46 PM
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My69gofast, That's a great idea. I've been trying to think of a way to do that for years. I even considered a micro switch to turn on a light on the tip!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 08:17 AM
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Awesome car ZZ! Looks like you've spent a small fortune on that droptop. Not one you'll be getting rid of anytime soon I bet.....
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