Re: Quadrajet Electric Choke
Thanks for that link!
Put the carb on the grain truck today. Figured since it has a Performer intake, I might as well test it out on that. It's a very mild 355. I am very impressed with the Q-Jet. The last one that I ran was a 4MV with no choke linkage or linkage from the vacuum canister to the secondary air valve. Never could get it working. It came from a local dirt track racer, don't know if it was ever used in that application. I should see what it has for tuning parts in it. Probably stock, not too many Q-Jet tuners around here that I know of. Anyways, I thought this carb worked good today, right from bolting it on. APT screw was adjusted out 3.5 and idle mixture screws were adjusted out 3.5. I'm anxious to see how it works on the 383. I have to get a manifold for it yet, though. Unless, is their a way to bolt it up to a Stealth intake?
I took the truck out to the corner and back tonight. I thought it was underpowered, but then remembered that I forgot about something. The electric choke wasn't wired up, so the secondary lock was on and I didn't have the secondaries. As I was driving it I thought that I would come on here and tell the symptoms (the secondaries don't feel like they're coming on), but then I forgot about that secondary lock. That carb has fairly small primaries on it too (also the fact that it's a spreadbore), so it wasn't too powerful with the front two. I managed to rig a throttle system up with a spring, temporarily, so there is a little play in the pedal. I just wanted to see if the carb worked, and wanted to be able to move the truck around.