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carb rebuild

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72blazer4x4, May 7, 2001.

  1. 72blazer4x4

    72blazer4x4 Registered Member

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    what is an estimated cost on getting my stock Q-jet rebuilt? would it be worth rebuilding?

    jeremy
     
  2. BUCK70

    BUCK70 Registered Member

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    When I checked on rebuilding the carb for my 84, it turned out about the same to go buy an edelbrock 750. I forget the model right now. But, on the 84 I also ended up having to buy an adapter and a few other pieces before it was all done.
     
  3. Steve_Chin

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    Depends on the extremity of the rebuild. If it's simply a stock rebuild, a pro will charge you about $200 to clean it and install new gaskets and adjust everything. If you need internal modifications (throttle shaft bushings, larger idle discharge ports, etc.), the cost goes up. I know a few shops that are good at this and all of them will do mail-order rebuilds.

    Is it worth rebuilding? Yes. Any Quadrajet that isn't warped or cracked is worth rebuilding. It is one of the best carburetors for a V8 engine, and is well-suited to a 4x4 because its float bowl can handle extreme angles without getting the metering badly out of balance (can't say that for any of the Holley-baesd designs).

    Anyhow, if you want a referral, check <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.classicalpontiac.com/qa7/display.cgi?number=28213&username=Steve+Chin&password=scsi>http://www.classicalpontiac.com/qa7/display.cgi?number=28213</A>. I don't know the guy they're talking about and I haven't sent him anything, but he gets a lot of good feedback and I've "chatted" with him over email and he knows his Quadrajet stuff.
     
  4. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    Another post about Cliff Ruggles: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.classicalpontiac.com/qa7/display.cgi?number=28252>http://www.classicalpontiac.com/qa7/display.cgi?number=28252</A>
     

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