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#384137 - May 10th 2010 1:36 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: Ram4ever]
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I like my Holley carb and the logic behind it, but I can certainly see where Edelbrocks might make a lot more sense to many folks.


Could not have said it more politically correct myself grin

Holley carbs rock lol
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#385131 - May 13th 2010 6:21 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
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Registered: February 03rd 2010 12:16 am
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Loc: Chicago
Hey Shaggy whoever built my van went the cheapest way possible. That includes the cheapest name brand carburetor on the market also known as the edelbrock 1405. I have tried everything to get those secondaries to open up. One more rebuild and thats it. spend a little more money on a bit nicer carb.

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#385270 - May 14th 2010 8:08 am Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: JackAttack]
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Hmmmmm.
So edelbrock are good carbs but the one I have is the budget model and is junk ? According to their website the way I read it is that the 1405 is a factory rebuild of a 1406 carb which is a more commonly used carb. Might as well stick with the Rochester so.
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#385304 - May 14th 2010 10:39 am Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
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Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
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just because one person has a problem with a carb does not mean they are JUNK......
I had the same carb on my early here and it was brand new and ran great right out of the box.......
Fine rust that was in the tank at the time helped to screw that carb up.
Sorry I also DO NOT deal with some body else's used problems.
When it comes to carbs I spend the extra bucks and go new.
If you can luck out and find a good running Q Jet they run good.Finding a good running one that does not have issues is the problem.
A good remaned Q Jets costs more or equil to a brand new Edelbrock........

also depending on the intake you are using the two different carbs bolt up different.
the Edlebrock carb will directly bolt up to an edelbrock manifold.You might need an adapter plate to bolt down the Qjet to the Edelbrock manifold.
I know for sure you need an adapter plate to bolt an Edelbrock down to a cast iron GM manifold.......

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#385335 - May 14th 2010 1:17 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: wookee]
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Well the Qjet that came off the old engine runs fine and will bolt up to the new engine (Edelbrock performer manifold).
What I wanted to know is would the Edelbrock carb be a better choice or should I stick with the Rochester and sell on the Edelbrock carb. The edelbrock one came with the rebuilt engine I bought and hasn't been run yet.
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#385436 - May 14th 2010 9:48 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
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I would run the Edelbrock......

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#386789 - May 20th 2010 12:21 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
JackAttack Offline
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Registered: February 03rd 2010 12:16 am
Posts: 77
Loc: Chicago
Sorry guys don't mean to bust on your carbs that you bought with your hard earned cash. Gosh darn things just get frustrating after a while.

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#386811 - May 20th 2010 1:23 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: JackAttack]
shaggy Offline
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Registered: April 09th 2004 12:00 pm
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Loc: Ireland
The edelbrock carb will require a step down pipe adaptor fitting to connect to my fuel line. The current fitting is too big to for the fuel intake hole on the Edelbock. Anyone know what size I will need?
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#386867 - May 20th 2010 4:19 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
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Registered: April 24th 2009 4:44 am
Posts: 149
Loc: Houston, Tx
I'm not a die-hard Rochester fan, but if it runs good, then why mess with a good thing? It bolts right back up to where it came from & there's nothing wrong with it, so why not wait for your Quadra Jet to crap out, and you'll have the Edelbrock to fall back on. Yeah, I'd hang on to the Edelbrock though. In my (although limited) experience with Quadra Jets I've discovered that they are difficult to rebuild yourself, expensive to have rebuilt for you, and you may or may not get a good rebuild even if you do pay for it, but yet, I've seen some last a really long time before needing attention, and they make for a pretty good MPG carb too. Just my $.02 cheers
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#386883 - May 20th 2010 5:49 pm Re: edelbrook versus rochester quadrajet [Re: shaggy]
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Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Joppa Md. U.S.A.
shaggy you will need what is called a banjo fitting for that carb.It tuns the fuel line 90 degrees so you can fit and air cleaner on the top of it

There is also a big vacuum line that comes out of the front of the carb. Don't hook you gas line to that one.

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part No EDL-8089 11.25 3/8's feul line

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