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Old 12-01-2019, 05:36 AM
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I see no reason to remove the Quadrajet carburation system. The ones I had never gave me any trouble unless something got past the filter and got clogged in the needle and seat.. Usually a piece of hose that came loose while sliding the hose together after replacing the fuel filter..

Having three would look so cool..
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I see no reason to remove the Quadrajet carburation system. The ones I had never gave me any trouble unless something got past the filter and got clogged in the needle and seat.. Usually a piece of hose that came loose while sliding the hose together after replacing the fuel filter..

Having three would look so cool..

The Q jet is a great carb. I like it better than the Holley's on other cars of mine.


The Tri Power setup is just for the cool factor at Cars and Coffee/other car shows. The El Camino is a car that people like to look at. They want to look inside and they want to look under the hood. They like to talk about mods on the cars.

Isn't that one of the many reasons why we own these cars, the conversations about the car?
Not to mention the 1/4 MPG I'll pick up when running on the 2bbl,



Changing is for the same reason we put on nicer wheels and tires, custom air cleaner, chrome valve covers. The originality of the car was lost a long time ago. Its not a "restoration" candidate. There was nothing special about this car from the factory.
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I had a 3/2 set up on a flathead ford years ago. Ran it as 1 primary 1 secondary and the last one blocked off, just for looks. Way easier to tune. Dont know if that would work on a 350 though
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Now that is interesting. Saw a tuning tool the other day. Think I can tune pretty good by plug reading.
Interesting... thanks
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I agree with you 100% Gary.. I don't know why I posted that, sorry if I came across negative..

Personally, I really love seeing the three pots under the hood.. There's just something so cool about having trips.. I will have them someday myself... I would like to do three Strombergs but I don't think they are big enough for my 454 or a 350 for that matter...

I was into Pontiacs for years, so I know a little about trips. Most issues come from when one of the end carbs doesn't close all the way.. I also converted a few from vacuum to progressive linkage that I made myself, I don't like the vacuum set up...

One of the first things I do when tuning trips is take the vacuum advance out of the picture and make sure the end carbs are fully closed. Sometimes when I'm having a lot of trouble, I take the end carbs off and cover up the manifold to see how the car runs just on the center carb. Once you get that set up, your most of the way home.. All it takes is a slight dribble of leaking gas from one of the end carbs to throw everything out of whack..
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