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Mike S

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Recommendations for a carb restorer
« on: December 06, 2011, 04:57:23 AM »
Hello List,

The finish on my '67 Quadrajet has long faded so I'm looking for recommendations for a place that does show quality restorations.
I've seen several restored carbs but many have the butterfly valves anodized instead of the silvery finish so I'd rather go to a place that recoats down to the correct part finishes.

Thank you,
Mike
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 10:08:16 PM »
jerry did a great job on my 67 qjet!
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 05:54:01 AM »
Where are you located?  Here's one in central U.S., Rockford, IL.   Restores a lot of Carbs. for Vettes.  I think he has 3 different levels.
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 04:09:21 AM »
I just had 2 Quadrajets done by ( www.carbjunkys.com ) and was really pleased with the factory finish and attention to detail Jim preformed on mine.
The chevelle runs great, havent started the camaro yet.

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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 02:56:36 PM »
The carb on my '69 Z28 was rebuild by Jerry M prior to me buying the car, still looks and runs great. I would not hesitate to use him when I require another carb to be rebuilt.

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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 02:28:00 PM »
Thanks all for the suggestions. Now it's decision time  :-\

Regards,
Mike
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 04:42:26 PM »
There are many restorers out there, but I stick what has always worked for me(well the last 15 years). In fact I just had two carbs rebuilt; one holley (69 Z) and the other quadrajet (L48) and both returned within 10 days. I bolted them on and both operate perfectly. Craig Bartling http://pugetpages.com/craigscarb/contact.php

Very nice guy, who gives you personal service and has never let me down. Good luck.
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 11:21:18 PM »
There are pictures on here of carbs done by Cliff's High Performance.

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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 02:21:35 AM »
 Of all the places mentioned, do any of them refinish the pieces as they originally were?
I have some pieces such as the butterfly valves that are silver so I would want to have that type of finish.
Many restored carbs I see seem to have all the parts with a goldish dichromate finish.

Thank you,
Mike
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 02:17:34 PM »
Of all the places mentioned, do any of them refinish the pieces as they originally were?
I have some pieces such as the butterfly valves that are silver so I would want to have that type of finish.
Many restored carbs I see seem to have all the parts with a goldish dichromate finish.

Thank you,
Mike

Read this thread all way thru.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7176.0
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 04:15:55 PM »
I don't get it (link above)...this is a topic that had no business showing up in a public forum. But here we go again...

Give it some time...someone will be saying the same thing about Cliff. Sh*t happens...let it go!


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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 05:28:28 PM »
I don't get it (link above)...this is a topic that had no business showing up in a public forum. But here we go again...

Give it some time...someone will be saying the same thing about Cliff. Sh*t happens...let it go!



I posted the link to give the guy a chance to look for a place to send his carb. If this link is not appropriate for public view  you   need to delete it. I simply done for him what others have done. Used the advanced search that a lot of new guys don't know about or don't use for whatever reason. I don't have a dog in this fight and I really don't see where you do either. Take a hike Marty !!
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 07:00:05 PM »
Here is my point Mr. Danny; a man was publicly bashed on the above link. Not just any man but an individual 99.99% of us highly respect. Not just because he is an authority when it comes to First Gens, but because he is one hell of a nice guy!  I might be wrong but I honestly feel it was this one thread/public bashing that was responsible for his hiatus.  Not sure about you, but I certainly value this persons opinion/opinions on anything First Gen.  It certainly sucked not hearing his views on a majority of topics.  He finally posts a comment after an extended period of time, I logged-on and here's that same freaking link I thought was long gone.  I wonder how much time he'll be away this time?!  Maybe you don't need his wealth of information but some of us do.
 
As for your take a hike comment... I think you know by now how much I value your opinion!!!


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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 05:32:18 AM »
Wow...A guy posted he was looking to get his Quadrajet restored. A couple guys recommend Jerry. Another guy posts a link to a thread where a guy had a real problem with Jerrys resto. I don't like public bashing either but that thread was a example of how to put facts out that stand on their own. The guy with the quadrajet had documented all parts on his carb and all the stuff that went missing or got messed up. I have not seen anyone do a better job of sticking to the facts than that guy. Those type of posts are exactly what the internet world of information should be about. Should the trashing of the quadrajet been swept under the rug ?

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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011, 08:28:29 AM »
Daniel's post was just fine - he never commented on the issue, he just posted the link, which was relevant to this discussion.

I don't get it (link above)...this is a topic that had no business showing up in a public forum. But here we go again...
Sorry Marty, but that thread is fact based and it will not be deleted. Noone is above reproach - I don't care who it is. I've been on websites where anything bad about a sponsor was edited or hushed. I dislike censoring any posts or threads - I only recall removing one thread and it was just an attempt at humor that went awry.

Marty/Daniel - absolutely no place for the attitude here.
This site is known for the ability to have polite and intelligent discussions. Need I say more?
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2011, 01:06:30 PM »
Kurt – I understand completely. You're the boss and you make the calls. However, I stand my ground on this issue. There is a basic premise between what's right and what's wrong and a person being humiliated on a public forum is wrong regardless of whom the person is. This issue was about a private business transaction and should have remained as such. Maybe we should run down every bad business out there, or companies with disappointed customers and list them. I'd be happy to submit my company name to be entered at the top of that list.
 
I've said my piece and I'll leave it at that.
 

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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 01:54:28 PM »
I'll be the first to thank Daniel for posting that link, Cliff did an great job on that carb and the attention to detail was amazing. I agree with Charley and Kurt the information shared was factual and nobody should be above reproach.

Marty I also like Jerry and think he's a nice Guy. I have done business with him in the past and will continue to do so, but the facts are the facts my friend.
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Re: Recommendations for a carb restorer
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 04:43:17 PM »
I have used Eric for carbs.  Doesn't get any better.

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