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.

off road needles and seats...Any good?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bigmeats, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. Bigmeats

    Bigmeats 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2000
    Posts:
    523
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manhattan IL
    I just bought a 600 cfm edelbrock carb and decided to buy the off road needles and seat for it. Worth the money? Any problems i should be worried about? Still good for street aps?

    Sorry for all the questions dont know squat about carbs!
    TIA

    Bigmeats


    Carl Fiocca...Manhattan Il...75 Blazer
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    i have the same carb and i have the offroad needle and seat set and i like mine. it does seem to help in the extreem up and down hill situations

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud [​IMG]
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,178
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    So you already bought the kit? If ya did let me know how it works out, I'm kinda curious how much difference it'd make.

    Rene

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://jules.coloradok5.com>http://jules.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  4. Bigmeats

    Bigmeats 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2000
    Posts:
    523
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manhattan IL
    Rene

    they go in tomorrow! Ill let u know

    Bigmeats


    Carl Fiocca...Manhattan Il...75 Blazer
     
  5. K10

    K10 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2001
    Posts:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rexburg, Idaho
    I don't know how you could use an Edelbrock without the offroad needle and seats. I ran mine without and any slight incline I would flood and blow black smoke. After I put in the off road needle and seat it does great.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://nick.rockcrawler.com>http://nick.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  6. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,158
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    La Fayette, GA
    Fourwheeler May 2001 page 96. Talks about that very topic. And I just put mine in last weekend. The pack I got said to set the float to 7/16ths. The article in the mag said you could adjust the float even more. I just put the new motor in my truck and had a bogging problem when you give it gas. I then went to step 23 and changed the rod and spring(silver). This helped tremendously but it still needs a little more tweeking. Any suggestions?

    79 Blazer 6"lift 35's locked/4:56 <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.keith.coloradok5.com>http://www.keith.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  7. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2001
    Posts:
    7,777
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well, I tried a their square bore Performer on my old 454 75 Blazer. It was wonderful on the street. Very quick and responsive across the board. However, even speed bumps would cause it to choke, sputter, and sometimes die. I tried it on a simple off road trail that even a 2WD could do fine and it was terrible. I called Edelbrock about the off road kit. After hearing what I did with my dual purpose rig, their own tech told me to return the carb. He said the kit will help allot but it is never going to be even close to a stock Q-Jet. I returned the square bore (AFB) the next day and rebuilt my Q-Jet. The butterflies of my Q-Jet were worn out and I didn’t feel like fooling with it so, I eventually put on a Edelbrock Q-Jet and loved it. It was more expensive than the AFB, but well worth it for a rock rig.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
    Coming soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

Share This Page