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jeff68

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Quadrajet Restoration
« on: October 12, 2010, 04:35:06 PM »
My Rochester Quadrajet needs the following work:
1)  Fix the damaged threads on the fuel inlet.
2)  Spot-face the gasket sealing area on the fuel inlet (there is s slight nick in it currently).
3)  Install bushings in the primary throttle shaft bores to get rid of shaft play.
4)  I would also like to have the correct green Teflon coated shafts re-installed in the carburetor.  The originals were sandblasted & plated by a previous restorer, and I would like to get it back to being as correct as possible.
5)  I would like to send the carburetor out to someone who can perform this work and give the old q-jet a once-over to ensure that it is in proper working order. 

Right now, I am considering the following restorers:
1)  Cliff's High Performance (www.cliffshighperformance.com)
2)  Jim McGowan / The Quad Shop (www.thequadshop.net)
 
Does anyone have any recommendations or feedback on these shops?  Whoever I send it to will need to be able to source a set of good original condition correct green shafts.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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Ash Gold

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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 09:42:37 PM »
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 11:19:45 PM »
Jeff, Eric Jackson completed a tri-carb holley set up (Corvette) and recently restored our 68 Z/28 holley carb. He does just outstanding work. If you check the chevelle and camaro.net, and corvette forums his name is one of the first one that comes up and I have never read anything negative about any of his work. I sure liked what he completed for us and his excellent reputation for quality work speaks for itself. I know he does quadrajets so you might want to give him a call and ask him about what you want completed. Here is his website:
http://www.vintagemusclecarparts.com/
Good luck!
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 12:04:28 AM »
Haven't researched it yet, but maybe you can re-green your own shafts  :)
Down the page it says 'High build green.........carburetor shaft linkages'
http://www.pcmco.com/teflon-coatings.html
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jeff68

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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 11:52:12 AM »
^^^ Very interesting.  I searched, but wasn't able to find anything. 
Thanks!
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 02:11:29 PM »
Sure is hey!!  :)

There's also some interesting plating kits here that I'm having a close look at.
http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/index.html

There's an agent here in Australia and I might try the blackening [black oxide - parkerizing] kit to blacken bolts etc.
Not cheap though and being chemicals the postage is quite hefty, in fact for me at least, I'm better off to get a couple of different kits [at least] as the postage is almost the same.
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 12:15:56 PM »
I had a long conversation with Cliff, and it is very apparent that this guy is truly a Q-jet expert who is very detail-oriented.  He was surprised by some of the things done to my carburetor during a previous restoration.  So, my Q-jet is all packed up and heading to him later today.  He has a lot of used parts available so he is going to try to find the parts to make my carburetor 'correct' again.  Luckily, I took many detailed photos of the carb in its original state, so they will help get the carb back to original. 

As for the Green teflon-coated shafts, he's going to see what he has for used ones but it is unlikely that any used shafts will be good enough to put on the restored carb.  The good news is that he can replicate the green color on the exposed areas of the shaft with a baked-on enamel.  I have asked that this be done to my carb.
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 12:15:02 AM »
wanted to continue this thread...

Who else provides Quadrajet restorations out there?

There must be more people out there providing correct services for restorations.

I thought that Eric J did not do Quadrajets anymore? ???
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 10:41:36 AM »
wanted to continue this thread...

Who else provides Quadrajet restorations out there?

There must be more people out there providing correct services for restorations.

Eric had stopped but was doing them again so it might be worthwhile to contact him.
I thought that Eric J did not do Quadrajets anymore? ???

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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 12:58:26 PM »
Custom Rebuilt carbs http://customrebuiltcarbs.com/  Phil does nice work.  I got my date coded qjet from him

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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 07:43:01 PM »
Custom rebuilt carbs, Good price and good results. Phil knows his carbs. Quick turn around had mine back on my car in 11 days.

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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 09:52:35 PM »
These guys in Kirkland WA did me right on my original Quadrajet. Great resource for me on anything related to my carbs.
http://www.carbconn.com/index.php
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011, 12:33:39 AM »
Custom Rebuilt Carbs in New Jersey........the best in restoration and customer service.  Phil stands by his work.

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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2011, 06:48:41 AM »
Seems there "might" be a few out here in SoCal.

I am going to speak with a guy here in OC later this week or next.

I want to speak with him and see his work prior to my first carb with him.

I'll keep you posted.

I was reading a somewhere online that is suggesting that the throttle shafts were teflon coated?

Can there be more discussion here as to known knowledge for replatings, coloring, and correctness here regarding restoring QuadraJets?

I've been holding out on restoring my original carb because I wanted to get the job done right by the right shop the first time.
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Re: Quadrajet Restoration
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 06:55:01 AM »
Quote

I thought that Eric J did not do Quadrajets anymore? ???


I just looked at Eric's website. It is indeed posted there that he is still doing QuadraJets.

Just wanted to update and clarify this for him and everyone else interested.
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