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  1. Issue with new carb in 86 El Camino.

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    Hey all. I recently had the carburetor replaced on my 86. It took the repair shop forever to get one that worked, and he said he went through 5 poorly rebuilt carbs before he got this one, and that the CA compliance i need was making it hard to get one. With the first carb, the car ran great...
  2. Carburetor removal and rebuilding

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to carburetors and I don't know all the components of it yet, so please bear with me, and . I have an '86 el camino with a 350 engine, it has a Rochester Quadrejet on it, and recently the car stopped working. When I say that, I mean the car is turning over, but won't idle...
  3. Carburetor Blues

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    Poor starting, performance and mileage:-x I started this morning trying to locate a, gas odor, I notice when driving. Also to adjust the choke. I discovered a fuel line adapter in place of the fuel filter cap/connection. Bad not sure where these can be purchased. I would like to repair replace...
  4. '79 Starts Great Cold, but Impossible Warm

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    So, this is a problem I have been experiencing for too long, to the point that I limit my El Camino driving to one way trips to work and back, without any side stops. Here are the symptoms: She will start immediately on the coldest or hottest day and get me to work just fine. After an 8-hour...
  5. other connector problem

    Electrical Systems
    I don't know what this connector is called or where it goes anyone know ?
  6. where can I buy carburetor hoses ?

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    I have a 85 el camino and I need some hoses for my car any help will do
  7. HELP!!! *** IS THIS THING CALLED? lol

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    [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img540/5554/ZOc3lO.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img537/971/NMPI6M.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img661/6941/8A5IaW.jpg] [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img537/1473/Vy4SmY.jpg]...
  8. Have I mistakenly murdered my Q-jet?

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    Rebuilt the carburetor for the first time last night. I was using this video as a guideline. I got ahead of the video and pulled the power valve (upper center of this pic) off the carb. It came off looking something like an upper case "T" with two jets dangling off either side of the "T"...
  9. Need advice!!! Is the next step a new carb??

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    I got into my 1981 el camino the other night and she died on my while coming to a stop. My car no longer would stay running without really feathering the gas. I really had to baby it to get home. If I gave it gas, it would just drag really bad. When I got home, I sprayed some carburetor cleaner...
  10. Edelbrock carb tips

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    Hello again everyone! I'm looking for tips on a new carburetor. I'm getting rid of my old 650 double pumper holley and going for a 650 Thunder series AVS Edelbrock. My holley had been rebuilt many times and is 20+ years old. Also sat in the garage where I found the car for 15 year. It loves to...
  11. what have i gotten myself into?

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    So on my 87 305 my secondaries seized for my computer controlled carb. Not a problem sent it out to get rebuilt turns out i need to get a new throttle plate from a junk yard for this rebuild. In the mean time i had a edelbrock 1405 manual carb that i skeptically threw in pretty much because...
  12. New to the Quardajet.....

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    I replaced my Fast Idle Solenoid the other day and when I had the air cleaner off I reved the engine up and gas shot out of the top of the carb. Is this how the jets are supposed to work or does it sound like ther's a problem? Thanks in advance :confused2:
  13. Thoughts on a Mountain Man Carb??

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    Yanking the computer out soon and needing a 2 barrel carb for my '81 Conquista. Someone suggested a Mountain Man. Brand new about $240 or so. Anyone tried or suggest it?
  14. Carb too big?

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    HEY GUYS!!!!!! its been a long while since ive been on. my computer was down but im up and running now. Well, its been about 2 months since ive been up here. in that time ive got my exhaust done, put in my 3.42 gears, and upgraded my wheels (pics coming soon). im ALOT happier with the new gears...
  15. New Member From Salt Lake!

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    So I've had an a account for a while now, and for the most part I would just try to look for my answers since I am not used to forums. However, I am getting pretty serious with my 81 El Co and I am going to start needing some serious help. I am currently trying to rebuild my stock V6 229, I...
  16. engine knock

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    http://youtu.be/XX99gr8mHIE I have an 84 el camino conquista v6 229. My first issue was that the Fuel filter collapsed because someone had a rubber hose in line and caused a loss of fuel issue.Had road side garage repair it. Next the water pump went so upon replacing that i stripped the...
  17. Gas in my oil.

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    So I recently put a new fuel line in my 84 Elky while I was replacing the intake and exhaust and the pressure built up in my gas tank while my carb was un-hooked from the fuel line. This caused fuel to continuously drip and eventually stream onto the top of my intake and it seeped into my valve...
  18. Question about Choke

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    Hello, I'm trying to determine if I have a manual choke or an electrical choke on my carburetor. I know that it's an aftermarket carb, a Holley to be exact, but I don't have the model number at this time (I'm at work). Are there any signs that would indicate if it's a manual or electric? I...
  19. Just started noticing high idle?

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    We have what we think is a 350 in a 1984 el camino. But the electric choke on it won't kick down very well. When I start it it will idle at 2000 and won't really kick down we have tried to do adjustments on the carb but it will work for a little bit but then will go back to the 2000rpm idle...
  20. new carb

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    I am looking for a new carb. I currently have a 305 but sooner or later i will be upgrading to a 350. What holley carb would you recommend?
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