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Edelbrock Thunder AVS Off-Road, any experiences?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Anyone run the carb? I was just reading the other post of the "flop" incident where it was said a Holey 670 isn't an out of the box off road carb. I really need an out of the box off road carb. I was planning on the Thunder AVS 650 Off Road with manual choke for a while. I REALLY need a new carb and I'm not very good at car carb tuning. Give me a snowmobile or four wheeler and I can do what I've got to do but cars I don't know they just confuse me.
     
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    I bought an Edelbrock Q-jet and it was perfect right out of the box except it was dirty (clogged jets). Once I cleaned them, it was perfect. I only had to go one step smaller on the jets because I'm at high altitude and they come set to sea level.
     
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    They don't call Q-Jets the poor mans fuel injection for nothing....
     
  4. sled_dog

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    you know I've tried multiple qjets on my K5 and they've never ever run well. Besides no electric choke option have to go manual. Oil pressure switch is gone, I know its not hard to replace but not happening.
     
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    Well I (and my dad before me) went through 4 cheap rebuilt quadrajets that always were nothing but trouble before I bought the Edelbrock Q-jet. Maybe because this one was new not rebuilt or maybe because Edelbrock has better quality control. If you want an electric choke, I think it's EDL-1904 or 1905.
     
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    I bought one back in may, but i was forced to tow my k5 to my parents farm, no place to work on it, it got broken into, etc etc....
    i broke my foot the day after i ordered it, so it got put on a shelf and has yet to make it on the truck.

    i bought it because i had a holley, which sucked big time when it sat for a week or two, seemed like everytime i drove the truck the carb needed fine tuning.

    i've heard a lot of good things about the edelbrocks, simple, quality products. unfortunately there arent a lot of real experienced reviews on the AVS offroad carb since it hasnt been on the market for too long. All i can say is that the setup is much nicer than the holley, the adujstment screws are right up front and i'd be surprised if it required 1/4 the attention that the holley needed.
    i'm planning on installing it in a little over a week, if i get it going i'll let you know how it works out of the box.
     

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