How to measure and adjust Quadrajet float level
I have had several requests for this, so here you go:
1. The airhorn has to be removed to do this, but the carburetor does not
have to be removed from the engine.
2. Some data says to measure from the toe(end that is opposite from the
hinge), some say 5/16 inward from the end, etc. I suggest following the
specs for your particular carburetor.
3. With the float in the raised position and the inlet needle lightly
seated, measure from the top of the float to the top edge of the carburetor
with NO gasket in place. If you have to adjust the float, bend at the area
that has the cutouts,
4, If you are experiencing flooding issues then it is an excellent time to
install a new needle/seat and float and that should cure flooding problems
that are not choke-related.
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!
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.
Identifying Quadrajet vacuum ports
I always see a lot of questions about what various vacuum ports do on a
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
Combination valve bad, carburetor bogging
After doing the brakes -- the combination valve is bad-- the valve part is
seized. Troubleshooting the bogging...
Gapped plugs, plugged vacuum lines, check carb mounting bolts, distro shaft
has no wobble, the mechanical advance seems good (I guess-- moves freely),
accelerator pump squirts well