After some tinkering and a lot of thought (well, not a whole lot of tinkering, its too friggin cold here in Ohio, but I did think a lot /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif) I finally decided I wanted a new carb for my 489 BBC. I really wanted to go with a Q-Jet, since that is what suits my needs (and budget) most, and I can't afford FI yet. I guess my choices were narrowed down to a remanufactured one by JET, a new Edelbrock made Q-jet, and a friend recommended the Holley truck avenger carb. All of them were pretty pricey. I just didn't have the time, place, and weather to fix whatever the hell makes my carb work good most of the time, but not all of the time. I can't remember who on this board put me in touch with "carbmike" on www.socalbigdawgs.com, but THANKS! whoever you are! Carbmike built an electric choke 800 cfm Q-Jet for me that looks brand-spankin' new! It was packed extremely well, I don't think more than a week or so passed between the time he received his money and I got the carb, so the turnaround time was fantastic! The guy did a way better job than I expected, and the cost was about half of what a new carb cost. I won't have the time (or weather) to install it for awhile, but I'll post up and let you know how she runs /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif! If anyone is looking for a quality remanufactured Q-Jet, and doesn't want to pay a new carb price on it, Carbmike is the way to go!