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.
here is a technique for re-bushing the throttle shaft without drilling.
Rochester Quadrajet disassembly
Sorry about my raspy voice i had a killer cold! This video shows the basic
parts of the quadrajet.. feel free to email me for anymore information, i
have tons of spare Quadrajets and Holleys as well!! Thanks for watching!
The last thing to be looked at on the wagon, but really, no old car project
is ever done, things keep being played with and adjusted. This is a
correct Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor I got some time ago, and
has been renewed with new seals. The bushings and other hard parts were in
good repair, so with the new seals. T o note, I called out the first three
serial numbers as being "701" when in fact it starts with "704" . When
building up a Rochester, one has to understand they can't just throw parts
into it, they may be unhappy with the results. They should also be ready
to have to change a jet here, a metering rod there, a spring or two after
the unit is on to get the car running perfectly. The Quadrajet is a sweet
carburetor, once you understand it a bit. As I am doing. It is running
well, but will need a bit more tuning in the way of a stiffer primary
metering rod return spring. Other then that, the car has more bottom and
top end power, mid range is the same, but the bonus is, fuel mileage has
picked up, the leaky bowl of the old unit is gone!
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.
More Quadrajet tuning, some things! Part two in this Saga Sept 13, 2010
With the camera sitting on the oil filler cap a few more things to show how
a metering rod system works on a carburetor. 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!
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.
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Quadrajet Electronic Carburetor Rebuild - Teardown Part 2
http://www.carburetor-parts.com. Mike's Carburetor Parts has provided this
video about rebuilding the Rochester Quadrajet E4MC, E4ME, electronic
version. This video is part 2 of 2, tear down. A later video will feature
the assembly of this carburetor. (c) www.carburetor-parts.com