How to de-bog your Quadrajet part 1
Sorry guys, I got the videos a bit out of order.
The Rochester Quadrajet has gotten a bad rap over the years, often called a
Quadrabog or Quadrajunk.
In fact, this is a great multipurpose carbureter once you understand how
they work and what not to do to them.
In this clip I introduce you to the Quadrajet and begin explaining the
theory of operation of these units.
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 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!
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
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
750 vs. 800cfm Rochester Quadrajets-how to tell them apart
There exists a ton of misinformation regarding the actual airflow capacity
of the Rochester Quadrajet. Not many people know how many variations there
are or how to tell them apart.
Here is a simple video explaining how to identify each size based on
casting design. I will cover the "cfm-limited" carbs in a separate video.
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Now that your new carb is installed, double check all the connections and
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