Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

help me pick out a carb

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toms River, NJ
    ok guys. we have been tyring and tryin to get my motor running right, thanks to ryoken (paul).

    the motor is a 350 bored .30 over with a 501 lift cam. we have been trying to get a regular roch quadrajet from a 305 running on it, but we cant seem to get it just right.

    what do you guys suggest for a carb for that set up?

    edelbrock 650? holley?

    thanks

    tom
     
  2. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Posts:
    19,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Everywhere
    A few questions first, what is the intended use for this truck ??? Mud, rocks, racing ??? For playing in the rocks where you get off at some crazy angles, I'd say a Q-jet, but if you'll be blastin' through the mud pits, then I'd go with a Demon carb, like a 650cfm Speed Demon. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toms River, NJ
    mostly street use. some beach. and some of the easy trails at paragon
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I love my 650 EBrock off road. Never used it off road yet though. Cheap too.
     
  5. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bartlett, Texas
    I run a holley street avenger and I haven't hand a single problem with it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Posts:
    19,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Everywhere
    [ QUOTE ]
    mostly street use. some beach. and some of the easy trails at paragon

    [/ QUOTE ]
    650cfm Speed Demon. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Posts:
    1,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    QUADRAJET... for a few reasons
    1-spread bore helps MPG because it only has 200CFM primarays(what you will use most of the time on the street) and when you open her up you have another 500CFM dumping into your motor which I like
    2- can flood them out
    3- there a great carb and is PLENTY for you motor(from what you said about it)
    I have a quadra jet on my "not excally stock 350" and it runs great I did change it out with a eledbrock 750 but HATED it I drove mabe 3miles with it before I went back to my old q-jet. Even after I got it tuned my truck ran SO much better with the q-jet /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  8. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toms River, NJ
    so a reg rochester quadrajet from a 350 should work fine???

    i would love to go that route since we have one!!
     
  9. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    I would use a Q-jet.

    Edelbrock carbs hate big cams without extensive tuning so be ready to mess with it or it'll never run right and it will run rich and foul plugs a LOT.

    If you're up for that the Edelbrock carb is ok, but it SUCKS for angles. See my RTC post. The trail run I was on with that carb was so bad people have doubted my ability to compete in RTC, thank GOD that carb is LONNNNNNNNNG gone off my rig.
     
  10. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    *cough* Q-JET! *cough*
     
  11. backcountry

    backcountry 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Posts:
    916
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Q-Jet would be a great choice! If you have the engine spec's, you can have it set up at a good carb shop. Usually once a Q-Jet is set, it stays that way for a long time. The Edelbrock carbs use more fuel and need more attention. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  12. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Posts:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Denver CO
    I run a Holley Truck avenger and I love it! Never stalled out one me once! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif I would buy it again.
     
  13. akbound

    akbound 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Q-jet.....I just picked up a rebuilt one from Autozone for $124. It is too damn hot here to rebuild it myself. The wife won't let me do it in the kitchen.
     

Share This Page