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Carb question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shotgun, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. shotgun

    shotgun Newbie

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    I have an 88 blazer that has been stripped down for crawling and mudding. the stock TBI was gone when i got the truck. I am looking for the best Carburator to put on it as i cant afford the TBI system. I was told to use a center bowl carb but i have never heard of one. I'd appreciate any help
     
  2. Thunder

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    Just about everyone here will tell you to get a Rochester Quradra Jet. It is the center bowl carb you heard about.
    Most all parts stores carry them. Or on line at summitracing.com
    Edelbrock and Jet also make good aftermarjet Q- jets

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  3. Thunder

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    You may also need a intake manifold. A carb will not fit on a TBI manifold. Edelbrock performer is a good performance manifold or just pick up a stock one from a junk yard.

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  4. xnoahx

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    Just get an edelbrock quadrajet or you could try an JET quadrajet. Check em out online at www.jetchip.com They will even calibrate it for you to your engine

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  5. tRustyK5

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    You could always pick up a reman Q-jet for a 75 Chevy or something similar. The Edlebrock Q-jet is not cheap by any stretch.

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    Edelbrock Quardajet. Just make sure that your intake will accept a Quadrajet. A TBI intake might not even fit a carb in the first place, but a Q-Jet has huge secondaries and small primaries (called a spread bore carb) and your intake needs the appropriate gaping chasm to accept the secondaries

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  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Hey, this is this regular poster's brother...he has a JET Q-Jet on an '81 K10 305 and has had some trouble with it. This may or may not be a JET problem, just a caution. I recommend an Edelbrock or a stock carb (get a carb and manual learn how they work if you're not familiar with carbs and rebuild it yourself or buy a good reman (not Autozone).

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  8. Tatman

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    I recently purchased a reman Rochester Q-Jet from Autozone and have no complaints. And the $142 price tag wasn't hard to swallow either, compared to the $200+ from NAPA for the exact same carb.

    I've been dealing with the Autozone here for 4 years or more with no major complaints, other than they don't always carry the part I need. But in that case, if they don't, most other parts stores won't have it either.

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