Re: Carb Selection
I gotta admit, I had lots of Chevy engines back in the day when they first came on the market (late 60's & early 70's) and I think I had more fun with Quadrajet carbs than any of the Holleys.
It was a little more difficult to properly set up a Q-Jet than a Holley, but the Q-Jets always performed admirably when set up correctly. Very pleasant to drive and very nice throttle response. I used Q-Jets on SB's and BB's.
Plus, another terrific feature of using a Q-Jet is that it was easier to get a street race. When you pop the hood and your opponent sees a Q-Jet, he will think you're an easy mark! Of course, this was back in the day when street racing was relatively safe, and most cars were only capable of 13 or 14 second 1/4 miles.
Dave F. in Rhode Island
'68 Camaro SS Accel DFI 454 (SOLD - I'm a boring Corvette owner now)
Bought my first big-block Chevy in 1970