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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 05, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Big Block Q-jet

I bought a big block Camaro Q-jet carburetor 7029215 at a swap meet a few weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to 'checking it out'. As usual, everything I buy for a 30+ year old car has something wrong with it. The threads in the body where the filter/fuel line fitting goes is stripped out. Is this something that can be repaired or does this turn the whole carburetor into junk? Please reply.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 05, 03:48 PM
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

they make a thingy to fix it, usually havem in the help section at pepboys





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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 05, 12:06 PM
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

They do make heli-coils to fix this. I have a carb that had this repair done. My opinion is that this is the best fix. However I do not know where to get the coils. A good Q-Jet repair place should be able to do this as it is fairly common.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 05, 04:17 PM
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

What exactly is stripped?...the big Hex fitting that holds the little fuel filter? Or the main body of the carb?

If it's the main body of the carb, junk it. It's made of pot metal and shouldn't be repaired,..we're talking about pressurized gasoline here,..dripping on a hot engine. No bueno.

If a you have a carb shop in your area,..drop by and see if you can purchase a good main body that has a "2" in the third digit of the part number stamping,..and a "2" as the fifth digit,..i.e., 702X2XX

The first "2" designates a 60's carb,..the "2" as the fifth digit means it wasn't a California smogger carb. Millions were made,..you should be able to find for $10-15.

With a couple of easy mods, you can make a q-jet perform great!

Good luck!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 05, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

It is the body of the carb that is stripped. This is an original 69 Camaro L34/L35 4 speed carburetor #7029215. Have you priced or even tried to find one of these lately? Thanks for your reply.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 05, 06:56 PM
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

Ahh,..here's the phone number of folks who will have the main body you're looking for and/or the whole carb. You may tell them you have a core and see if it helps price-wise:

Chicago Carburetor
708-458-2500

Ask for Bob,..very knowledgable and helpful.

Also, there's no way to tell if the carb you have is from a Camaro,..it could just as easily been from a station-wagon,..or chevelle,..or nova,..or Vette, etc. Which is good news for you,..more availability.

They will have what you're looking for and can usually date match your car.

Good luck!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 05, 09:29 PM
 
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Re: Big Block Q-jet

Try looking here,

http://wrenchead.carparts.com

I looked under carb, kits and components, (I used 1969 Camaro with 350 4bbl as search example)

Or use KEM as manufacturer of Part #s F220, F221, or F230

Hope this helps

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 05, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are always full of great information! Thanks a million.
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