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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question Carb Recommendations (help me choose)

goin on my 400 sbc. 80% trail, 20% road... usually

Trying to figure out my best option:

Option 1:
Buy an older Qjet, rebuild and use. Figure I can buy and rebuild it for $75 or less. then get adapter plate for square bore intake for another $25. I might know someone with a good Thermoquad too otherwise... not sure if same bolt pattern as Qjet.

Option 2:
Buy a used holley, and hopefully just bolt on and go

Option 3:
Save up for a truck avenger or equiv. I know there is one for sale on here at the moment. Don't have the cash lying around to purchase at this time.

Option 4:
Something else, you tell me.


Picked up a new fuel cell for it, but still need a carb so I can finally drive 'er around.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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I love my demon...works good anywhere..definitely better than the edelbrock thunder i had, regular edelbrock, holley was close to demon, but demon all day long for me.

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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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You cant beat a good working q jet in my opinion. You could pick up a vac secondary holley and add off road needle/seat and vent tubes.
If you want to borrow a q-jet untill you save some bucks I have a few laying around.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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a holley can be easily made into a great offroad carb with a little work..
find an old 600-700 with side hung floats, make a connector between the two bowl vents and buy some vent whistles.

like this guy:
http://classicbroncos.com/tech/offro...4-barrel-carbs
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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a holley can be easily made into a great offroad carb with a little work..
find an old 600-700 with side hung floats, make a connector between the two bowl vents and buy some vent whistles.

like this guy:
http://classicbroncos.com/tech/offro...4-barrel-carbs
have a 600 side hung. broke her open after motor failed to start and narrowed it down to carb, the bowls were full of that white buildup. I don't think I can rebuild it, needle valve is stuck inside the bowl too.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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You cant beat a good working q jet in my opinion. You could pick up a vac secondary holley and add off road needle/seat and vent tubes.
If you want to borrow a q-jet untill you save some bucks I have a few laying around.
Think it is worth my time trying to clean the holley I have then? It had a problem with the vac secondaries not opening. and now has plugged bores...

I'll shoot you a PM with my cell # so I can borrow (or buy cheap) a Qjet off ya.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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I am running a Holley Truck Avenger and have no complaints other than I need to tweak the choke settings. Oh and the mpg while towing bringing the suck is true, but i don't think you plan to tow with it anymore though.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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I am running a Holley Truck Avenger and have no complaints other than I need to tweak the choke settings. Oh and the mpg while towing bringing the suck is true, but i don't think you plan to tow with it anymore though.
I plan on towing my fat ass around thank you very much. Also sexy ass in the passenger seat ;)

Ya never know, maybe I'll make a 18" drop hitch to tow the boat
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #10
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I plan on towing my fat ass around thank you very much. Also sexy ass in the passenger seat ;)

Ya never know, maybe I'll make a 18" drop hitch to tow the boat
I may have been a little throttle happy though when I left Flint the last time it was in the road and had a trailer in tow. I can't wait until I can on Flint for good.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #11
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I may have been a little throttle happy though when I left Flint the last time it was in the road and had a trailer in tow. I can't wait until I can on Flint for good.
I almost miss it already. Mainly almost.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #12
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I've run the truck avenger, worked really well. Out of the box is was pretty darn good.
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^^^^This^^^^

I am running one a bored 350 and it works great at all angles... Borrow something for now and look to purchase a 670 Truck Avenger...
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