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My 396 engine is almost done. But for the price of a rebuilt carb, should I go for a new one instead? Any decent new carb out there that isn't crazy money? Just building a nice cruiser,nothing wild.Anybody help?

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personally, i just pulled off a 750 Holley (vac secondary) and gave it away....what a pile of junk. I did not want to hassle guessing at the quality of any of the rebuilt carbs. I bought a brand new one in the the box, from the GM high performance catalog...it was listed for a 69 350hp/350, so even if I have to fatten it up a little to run perfect...it should stay that way. They are a little pricey, but seeing remans out there pushing $500.00, I thought that for another 100 or so.....get a new one. I assume that the car is worth it, especially if you just freshened up the motor.
 

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Yes, you can get a brand new Rochester QJ for $400 from Year One. They sell the Edelbrock version also. I bought mine off of ebay. Not sure that Rochester quality is what it used to be though. My accelerator pump cup was MIA from day one.
 

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Myles, i forgot to add, if its the original QJ from the motor, DONT GET RID OF IT!. Send it up to me and I'll freshen it up for the cost of parts. ( $25 unless something is broken).
 

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Myles,

I agree - try to keep the orig. I kept mine - had it rebuilt by the Carb Shop in CA. The first rebuild I had done was no good as the throttle linkage was worn in the base plate thus creating a vacuum issue - the Carb Shop repaired it by I believe installing bushings. It works great the cost was I think 200.00.

If you need the info drop me an e-mail - I'll go thru my receipts and find it for you.

Hope this helps.

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[This message has been edited by richr (edited 08-17-2001).]
 
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