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Old 04-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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Carburetor identification/source

I am in need of a NEW carburetor for my 1984 310 limited. My shop tells me that the throttle shaft is loose in the body of my current carburetor. They propose to install bushings and rebuild the carburetor. Seems like I might be better off (and money ahead) with a new carburetor.

I'd like to source/price one so that I can decide whether what the shop offers is a reasonable deal.

Can anyone provide details on the specific model of Rochester I need?

Any suggestions for sources?
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Guy99- Check this site out: www.nationalcarburetors.com I have dealt with them in the past and was always satisfied.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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New QuadraJet Carburetor source

I found the following source for a new carburetor:Chevrolet Car Parts Surplus (search for part number 17066427).

My new carburetor is instaledl and working well.

OBTW, the same source has new throttle bodies for FI 454's.
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Did you make it back from Ajo, or did you have a "experience" somewhere?
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention the best part. The price for this new carburetor was $349. List price was around $1350.

Mike,
We made it back just fine. The need for the carburetor was discovered during post trip servicing.

How are you guys. I assume you're home?
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How are you guys. I assume you're home?
Doing fine, thinking about Malheur NWF in Oregon next week; want to come up?
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Hello,
I had my Qjet totally rebuilt by

Dick Paterson at SPRINGFIELD IGNITION
RR#3 Coldwater, Ontario Can, L0K 1E0
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He did wonders on my 1982/3 build Rochester - he does know what he is doing... Give it try.
Although he specialises in GMC's etc., I had no problem with the rebuilt Qjet. The fuel consumption improved beyond belief and he even converted it from the hot air choke to an electric system.
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