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The Infamous Quadrajet Moan

Making a full-throttle pull on the chassis Dyno with our 1972 Pontiac Trans Am with 455 H.O. engine.


 


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How to adjust Quadrajet secondary air doors
These take some trial and error to get them adjusted so that there is no bog, but it's not hard to do-here's how.





Quadrajet air leak fix and warped air horn repair tutorial.
How to identify a Quadrajet with a warped air horn without diss assembly or running it on a car. These tips would have saved me time and money which is why I made this video. I also discus how to repair a warped air horn and prevent your air horn from warping in the first place. If you have a whistling noise just off idle then you got some work to do. You will never get your engine tuned right, your cold start performing or decent fuel economy unless your four barrel carburetor is just right. Special thanks to Cliff Ruggles for his book Rochester Quadrajet carburetors and to my brother Adrian who spent hours on tuning and fitting. See this video for description of the technique I used to straighten a warped air horn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_SgQiVf3_0&feature=youtu.be here is a technique for re-bushing the throttle shaft without drilling. http://rmcavoy.freeshell.org/Q_Jet_bushings.html





1972 Trans Am off-idle throttle response
Razor sharp tuning provides instant throttle response from the 455 HO engine.





quadrajet-cam
See 1976 Chevrolet pickup with Rochester quadrajet upgrade on SBC 350 V8. We removed the hood, mounted a camera looking down on the air horn, and took it for a spin, running wide open on an uphill grade. See how the secondary air valve responds to rpm drop at each upshift of the THM. Also included is a smoking burnout.





Pontiac GTO 400 Engine 1967 Dyno Session Motor Test
Completely built stock type Pontiac engine by bakersfieldcrateengine.com This engine made over 400 HP and 500 TQ All stock parts except for the internals





re-jet your Quadrajet (part 2)
rejetting a Quadrajet





For Sale: 535 Pontiac 76 Trans Am street car - 829hp pump gas Butler Engine Combo
Butler Pontiac 535 Engine in 76 Trans Am 829hp on Pump Gas and over 1100hp on Nitrous. 76TA with 79 taillights swap. This car is over a $200k build, over $120K just in parts and the shell, plus 2200 hours of labor, Selling for $75K USD. Since the video, it does now have the 6 speed auto with paddle shifters.





how to minimize engine bog with a Quadrajet carb
this is to minimize engine bog when the pedal is to the metal. do not over tighten, very small spring...you want to try 1/4 turns or 1/2...q-jets are good if tuned properly. also when you are tightening screw it will have tension on it so keep the screwdriver firm. 1986 gmc sierra single straightpipe to cherrybomb. you will need a small flathead screwdriver and a 3/32 allen key. be sure not to tighten to much or else your vacuum secondary flaps wont open.





Why Quadrajet's are awesome part 1





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.





Identifying Quadrajet vacuum ports
I always see a lot of questions about what various vacuum ports do on a Quadrajet. Here's a general guide that will point you in the right direction. Remember that there were many different Qjets over the years and vacuum port locations and number will vary. This video is representative of 1975-90 carbs. Enjoy!





Quadrajet Electronic Carburetor Rebuild - Teardown Part 1
http://www.carburetor-parts.com. Mike's Carburetor Parts has provided this video about the Rochester Quadrajet, electronic version. Part 1 of the tear down video.





How to adjust carburetor mixture screws
Here's how to find and adjust the mixture screws on your carburetor. Note that metering-block style carbs such as Holley and Demon more often have one or 2 mixture screws in each metering block depending on the number of venturi. Also those may not be located at the bottom of the carb as in factory carburetors.





Quadrajet sound
Q jet secondary operation





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.





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