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You gotta keep is carburated.......

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72K5BEAST, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. 72K5BEAST

    72K5BEAST Registered Member

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    hey everyone, just taking a little pole on what kind of carb i should get for my 72 K-5. I have recently experienced MANY problems with my QJet and i rebuilt it but to no avail. So i've been reduced to buying a new carb and wanted to know what kind i should go for and approximately how much it'll run me. Thanks for looking and thanks for any help you have to offer.
    God Bless
    Charlie
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Go get the JET PERFORMANCE Qjet... It'll run you a few extra bones, but I've never heard a complaint about them! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
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    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    It should only be about $200 for the JET q-jet. If you went with an edelbrock q-jet it would cost you twice as much

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  4. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Carburaters are for lawn mowers. [​IMG]

    If you must have one on your truck, stick with a q-jet.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  6. Slayer

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    <font color=blue>Of course, this is just MY opinion, and you know what they say about opinions.................
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    But I say Holley.......................... I would stay as far away as possible from anything that said edelbrock.
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    In fact, I have an edelbrock carb, and I was going to put it up for sale here for a mere 100 bucks. Then I realized that I would just end up ruining things for whoever bought it. Instead it is just gathering dust.
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    Also, there is a Chevy ONLY high performance shop that I used to use, and he has a file cabinet FULL of edelbrock carbs. And he too won't sell them as he would just have to put up with the buyers coming back and whining.
    </font color=green>
    But of course that is just MY opinion....................................


    <font color=blue>I don't know everything, I just think I do.............</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  7. four_by_ken

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    I NEVER have a problem with my Edlebrock carb and intake. Holley's need to be adjusted too often.
    Mine runs fine off camber, no tuning. Excellent carb. I would recommend it to anyone.
    I have other friends with the same and they would agree.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 454 44 TSLs
     
  8. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I priced a JET for the 454... it was the 800cfm model, and after they were going to tweak it for my specific cam (they will tune the QJet to work with YOUR setup!!!), the Price was about $380, which isn't all that bad... but $200 sounds REALLY low to me...

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jetchip.com/fuel/streetmaster800.cfm>http://www.jetchip.com/fuel/streetmaster800.cfm</a>



    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Ok dude me be 72 also!! I have been running a Edelbrock 1901 Q-Jet sence 1994ish. I just rebuilt it for the first time last month! This 1901 is a VERY easy carb to deal with and it has NEVER let me down out in the bush[​IMG]! Hill climbs,bumpy roads whatever it just a keeps on squirtin!! It is the ONLY carb I would run off road on your 72!
    Most of the gearheads that like HighRevinHighPumpin motors don't like the Q-jet cuz the primarys are too small. Well last I checked when wheelin you don't need a dubble pumper to make it to the end of the trail........some of the newer Q-jets have more stuff onthem but the 1901 is very basic and easy to tune!!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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