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JET versus Edelbrock

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Heavymetal, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The quadrajet I have now works ok, but I can't seem to tune it to save my life, so I am looking at buying a new one. I have decided on either a remanufactued Edelbrock quadrajet or JET quadrajet. Does anyone have any thoughts on which would be better? I am leaning towards the JET because they seem like they performance tune them, where as Edelbrock just builds them to original specs, and I might not get the performance I want. Any input would be appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Ever think about fuel injection...just a thought.
     
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Nope. Too much money!
     
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    I hear ya on that.
     
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    Edelbrock works well with stock 350 / RV cam. Not lacking in performance. Jegs has the best price. I have received two new 1904's that had to be sent back. The first must have had float adjustment problems and the accelerator pump didn't work on the second. Once I found a good one though I am pleased with its performance. (reading about QJets on all these forums - it seems all carb manufacturers let some out the door that don't work correctly and have to be replaced) I' curious you say it works ok but can't tune it. What are the symptoms?
     
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    give jet a call, they can rebuild your q-jet and tune it to your engine specs. i think it also only costs around $250, a lot cheaper than a new one from edelbrock.
     
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    JET
     
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    If you don't need a carb right now, look for a TBI setup.
     
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    I had Jet rebuild mine, it took all the guesswork out of having to fab up throttle linkages and rerouting vaccume lines. Plus I knew it wouldn't mess up my smog. I'm very pleased with it so far, they ask you all the specs on the motor so they can tune it properly. I just bolted mine in and it runs great.
     
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    Jet is the only place I will get Q jets from. Cost a little more but worth it. IMO
     
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    I'd like to send mine to JET, but then I would be out a truck for that period of time. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I am tryin to stay away from electronics also. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    what did you guys pay jet for the rebuild?
     
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    xnoahx said it cost around $250. If I had a spare carb, I would go that route. I wish I could just find a good book on tuning. I bought a Haynes manual, but there were a couple of adjustments it didn't show how to do. Plus it doesn't say anything about rebuilding one to match the mods to my engine, just the stock rebuild. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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