9781932494181

How to Rebuild And Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors

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  • ISBN13:

    9781932494181

  • ISBN10:

    1932494189

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-15
  • Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
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Summary

The Rochester Quadrajet carburetor was found perched atop the engine of many a classic GM performance vehicle. The Q-Jet is a very capable but often misunderstood carb. This book, How to Rebuild and Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors, seeks to lift the veil of mystery surrounding the Q-Jet and show owners how to tune and modify their carbs for maximum performance. The book will be a complete guide to selecting, rebuilding, and modifying the Q-Jet, aimed at both muscle car restorers and racers. The book includes a history of the Q-Jet, an explanation of how the carb works, a guide to selecting and finding the right carb, instructions on how to rebuild the carb, and extensive descriptions of high-performance modifications that will help anyone with a Q-Jet carb crush the competition.

Author Biography

Cliff Ruggles, a retired veteran, owns a business building high-performance engines, transmissions, and carburetors.  He has a strong passion for automotive performance and has built, owned, and raced at least half a dozen cars through the years.

Table of Contents

Preface 4(1)
Introduction 4(2)
History
6(13)
Carburetor Numbering
15(4)
How Quadrajets Work
19(21)
Main Components
21(2)
Venting
23(1)
Fuel Inlet
24(1)
Float
24(2)
Idle System
26(4)
Primary Main Metering System
30(4)
Secondary System
34(3)
Choke System
37(3)
Selecting the Right Carb
40(15)
What Are the ``Best'' Quadrajets?
41(2)
Inlet Position
43(2)
CFM
45(1)
Linkage
45(2)
Vacuum Fittings
47(4)
Choke Pull-Offs
51(1)
``Remanufactured'' Quadrajets
52(1)
What Quadrajet Do I Use?
53(2)
Tools and Safety
55(15)
Safety Equipment
55(1)
A Place to Work
56(1)
Basic Hand Tools
57(3)
Drill Bits
60(2)
Sand/Media Blasting
62(1)
Air Tools
63(1)
Propane Torch/Oxygen Acetylene Welder
64(1)
Carburetor Cleaners and Solvents
64(1)
``Special Tools''
65(4)
Measuring Devices
69(1)
Rebuilding the Carb
70(18)
Bottom Plugs
70(2)
Warped Air Horn/Main Body
72(1)
Stripped Fuel Filter Housing Threads
72(1)
Loose Throttle Shafts
73(1)
Taking the Carburetor Apart
73(5)
Cleaning the Parts
78(1)
Base Plate
79(5)
Air Horn
84(2)
Rebuild Kits
86(2)
High-Performance Modifications
88(29)
Base Plate Modifications
88(5)
Modifying the Idle System
93(4)
Primary Main Fuel System
97(2)
Basic Rules for Primary Jetting
99(1)
Power Piston Springs
100(1)
Accelerator Pump
100(1)
Fuel Inlet Seats
101(2)
Floats
103(1)
Pullover Enrichment System
104(2)
Secondary Emulsion Tubes (Air Bleeds)
106(1)
Secondary Air Flaps, Shaft, Hanger, and Metering Rods
107(2)
Choke Pull-Offs
109(2)
Recipe for Success
111(4)
Full-Race Carburetors
115(1)
Removing the Primary Booster Rings
116(1)
Edelbrock Q-jets
117(6)
Appendix A: Quadrajet Secondary Metering Rods 123(3)
Appendix B: Quadrajet Components 126

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