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How's this sound... carb question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    How\'s this sound... carb question

    Got a free Qjet two days ago. CAn't be any worse than the stocker i got now, right? Well I ran the numbers and found out it's an 800cfm off a 73 buick century with a 455!! Sweet deal... right? I got a carb repair kit for it, and with some help i'm gonna try to put that on, it has gaskets and seals, plunger assembly and fuel inlet needle. I hope it turns out good! Anyone have any hints or thoughts, or know anything about these old Rochester Qjets on buick big blocks, should i see if my throttle linkage will fit?
     
  2. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Re: How\'s this sound... carb question

    Nice score. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I would definately keep it, You don't see many of the 800 cfm q-jets.
    800cfm is a pretty big carb even though it is a q-jet with the smaller primaries. The metering rods and such are setup to feed a 455ci plant.
    How are the throttle plates? are they gonna need rebushed?
    A 31 year old carb is most likely gonna need some help.
    But I would hang onto it and use it for a Big Block.
    Not that it couldn't be tuned to work on a small block though.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: How\'s this sound... carb question

    800's were pretty much standard on Olds V8's in the late 70's, and the 80's 305's in trucks appear to all be 800's as well.
     

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