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Carb opinions needed: Edel 600 or Edel Quad

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Sep 6, 2000.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Ok, as you all know my most recently rebuilt Rochester Quad has a problem with running rich and blackening my oil. It needs another rebuild, my most trusted mechanic told me.
    Anyways, what would yall consider out of these two carbs:
    Rebuilt Edelbrock Quadrajet-manual choke
    or
    Brand new Edelbrock performer 600cfm-electric choke.
    My current quad is a manual choke. I remember last winter it would give me some problems at startup in the mornings. I heard electric choke would solve that problem, but I don't know since I never had a carb with electric choke though. Anyways, what would yall choose and why? Thanks
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  2. realsquash

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    Re: Carb opinions needed

    Gotta go with the rebuilt edelbrock q-jet. How old of a carb is it? There is prolly just some scuz in it or the plunger on the accelerator pump shaft is seized up (happened to me).

    Q-Jets forever!

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  3. mudfanatic

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    Re: Carb opinions needed

    go with the 600 I have one I'll mail you if you mail me the Qjet. No really stick with the Qjet it is a much better carb for wheeling and all around drivability, and it gets better milage. My 600 sucks and it is probably just the fact that i don't have somthing set right, it only has 4000 miles on it, but I want a Qjet.
    Dan

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  4. Thunder

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    Re: Carb opinions needed

    Stick with the Q jet.
    The edelbrok, Carter afb and Holleys usually need slosh kits installed to make them good for four wheeling. They tend to flood, when the going gets rough and when climbing steep hills with out a slosh kit. Also you have to know how to re- jet them to get gas milage. All this,(slosh kit& jet kit) costs more money too.

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  5. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Carb opinions needed

    Yes say stick with the Q-jet also....

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    I had been through 4 Q-jets until I fed up, bought the Doug Roe's Rochester book and a new Edelbrock Q-jet. Now it starts on the first turn of the key even if it has been parked for a month, even in a cold morning. Now nobody touches my carb, except me.

    I was considering the Edelbrock performer, but everyone told me it will give you trouble when driving in weird angles. Another good reason to get a Q-jet is that many of us in this forum will be able to help you if you have any problems.

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    I've had a carter AFB and an edelbrock performer 600. Both were poor runners at much of an angle, and both had the "off-road" kit (hardly). Their design just doesn't work as well as the q-jet. I've got the Doug Roe book, too. It is the qjet bible!

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