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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4trolls, May 18, 2005.

  1. 4trolls

    4trolls 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 600cfm edelbrock carb on my stock 350,it stalls alot off road. My friend has a wagoneer with a 2bbl on it and his doesnt stall much at all. If I put a 2bbl on mine would it stop some of the stalling problem?
     
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    put a Quadrajet on it, and call it good. Holleys and Edelcraps are worthless on anything but flat ground.
     
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    I have the same problem with my Edelbrock. Went wheeling for first time in the "new" Blazer and was disappointed at how it ran.
    This is what I found on Edelbrocks site:
    SPECIAL CALIBRATIONS

    The preceding calibrations and adjustments apply to carburetors used in general street applications. In the following extreme instances, special calibration procedures may need to be followed.
    Off-Road

    Although the Edelbrock Performer Series carburetor was not calibrated with hill climbing and other extreme off-road operation in mind, it can be made to perform superbly by substituting Edelbrock #1465 spring loaded needle and seat for the original needle and seat. The spring loaded needle and seat act like a shock absorber, reducing the possibility of flooding during off-road operation. After installation of the new needle and seat you must reset the float level to 3/8" and drop the float drop to 1-1/4" as outlined in "FLOAT ADJUSTMENT".

    From this page: http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/eps_sect2.html

    I ordered them from Summit for $10 or so. Gonna install them this weekend!
     
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    2bbls are decent carbs. Good throttle response, but yeah a QJet is a better choice, more power, still good throttle response and better off road than most others.
     
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    i have the exact same problem... but really it is expected from a street performance carb... anyone used one of those holly offroad carbs? they look pretty sharp
     
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    Sure, if it was a Ford 2bbl :laugh: . I guess a Qjet is ok, depends on what you're wheelin is like though.
     
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    how much should I pay for a q-jet and what cfm am I looking for? does anyone have experience with the edelbrock kit mentioned above? Thanks for all the responses
     
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    I had a 600cfm Edelbrock on my k5...it stalled a lot on steep climbs and finally caught on fire. I ditched it for EFI after the fire :grin:
     

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