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Decoding a Rochester Quadrajet part 1: The name

Rochester Quadrajets tend to mystify people because of the various model names assigned to them by GM. Add to that a redesign in the '70s and the confusion only grows. In this video we'll learn the different model names and also how to differentiate between early and later-model Qjets. Enjoy!


 


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Decoding a Rochester Quadrajet part 2: Breaking down the numbers
In this clip we'll learn how to decipher the Identification number and julian date code on the Rochester Quadrajet.





re-jet your Quadrajet (part 1)
rejetting a quadrajet





Choke Adjustment on Rochester Carburetor
This video shows how to set the Automatic Choke on a Rochester Carburetor with a 350 (small block) chevy Engine,





Everything you wanted to know about automatic chokes but were afraid to ask pt2
I've noticed many people drive vehicles with inoperative chokes. Even though chokes can be intimidating, repairing and adjusting them actually is very simple. So, stop pumping that accelerator and follow along as we look at how chokes work and how to repair them.





Everything you wanted to know about automatic chokes but were afraid to ask
I've noticed many people drive vehicles with inoperative chokes. Even though chokes can be intimidating, repairing and adjusting them actually is very simple. So, stop pumping that accelerator and follow along as we look at how chokes work and how to repair them.





More Quadrajet tuning, some things! Part one in this saga on Sept 13, 2010
The car has a slight stumble and surge at a light throttle cruise at about 55 to 60 MPH. By swapping out the .050 metering rods to .048 units, the stumble and driveability concerns are now gone. Going richer would mean worse fuel mileage one may think? No! Now that the mixture is right, LESS throttle opening is needed now, which means higher vacuum, and this way the metering rods will block off the correct amount of fuel, and in the proper timing and percentages, so the car runs much smoother. As stated many times, patience and reading up on, and understanding how these intricate carburetors work will help out very much! Enjoy!





New quadrajet set up
New air-gap manifold and custom/rebuilt q-jet. Sounds good but I still need to set the timing on the distributor and the carb is tuned already. Hope you like, nothing to fancy just a few revs and walk around...the Exhaust is true dual no x/h pipe and it has cherry bomb glasspacks(3 inch)





Everything you wanted to know about automatic chokes but were afraid to ask pt3
I've noticed many people drive vehicles with inoperative chokes. Even though chokes can be intimidating, repairing and adjusting them actually is very simple. So, stop pumping that accelerator and follow along as we look at how chokes work and how to repair them.





Understanding computer-controlled Quadrajets part 1 of 3
Here are a series of videos that talk about the E2ME/E4ME computer-controlled Dualjets and Quadrajets found on 80's GM products.





Setting The Transmission Kickdown On TH-350, TH400, And 700R4
Holley offers tips on properly setting up the transmission kickdown levers on GM turbo Hydro 350 and 400 automatic transmissions. The video also demonstrates how to properly set the throttle valve, TV cable.





Rochester Quadrajet, the results!
Two mishaps, the first shown here, the choke coil I got was wound backwards, it made the choke butterfly wind up TIGHTER as the engine warmed up. I swapped on the one from the old carburetor fast enough, the second mishap made me feel like a crud and what did I mess up later that evening. The car would not start leaving the Etobicoke -Queensway show. It was not getting gas. We got it running by priming the carburetor, and boy, was I ticked at myself. In the end it was not my fault it looks like. The new accelerator pump umbrella and rod was a very poor and frail design, the umbrella came detached and stayed at the bottom of the of the pump well, and was a distressed mess. The maker will get a note from me. The upshot? The old assembly went in, all is perfectly fine, the slight tip-in hesitation is gone now too. Stupid lack of pride it seems these days making parts for even simple things like an old carburetor.





'77 Chevy K20: Quadrajet Choke Pull Off and Fast Idle Cam Observations
1977 Chevy K20. 350 crate engine. Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carburetor with divorced choke. Truck suffers from unexplained hesitation and bogging when in forward gears. Tends to rev just fine after a few minutes of mixed idling and high revving. Checking choke operations as well as a possible sticky fast idle cam as part of the process of elimination. - Truck is allowed to idle/warm up until 2:25 mark, at which point the engine is revved to about 2,000 rpm, and can be heard bogging (a hissing sound can be heard). The fast idle cam is seen dropping. Fuel flow can be seen in the glass-cased fuel filter right before the carb as remaining steady. - The engine is revved again about three more time up until 3:00 minute mark. The engine revs slightly higher, but the hissing and bogging can still be heard. - Engine is revved again at the 3:35 mark, slightly past the 3,000 rpm mark. Hesitation and hissing still evident, but less so than before. - Engine revved at the 4:25 mark to about 4,000 rpm. No hesitation or hissing heard. - Transmission is slowly shift through every gear starting at 4:55 mark. Shifted back into Park at 5:05 mark. - Engine revved again at 5:10 and 5:17 marks to 4,000 rpm. No hesitation or hissing is heard. To read up on the discussion, please visit the following thread: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1977-chevy-k20-engine-suffers-hesitation-po wer-loss-when-drive-213757.html





How to seat a torque converter
Not fully seating the converter can lead to big problems if you get the engine/trans installed and then cannot turn the converter to put in the bolts because it's not seated all the way.





Rochester Carburetor Trick!
If your Rochester Quadrajet or Dualjet Carburetor is Hesitating try this Trick!





How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet part 10




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