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Offline Chevynut73

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Carb Replacement
« on: March 20, 2023, 06:10:01 AM »
Need to replace my carb on the '73 C10 with stock 350 / 350TH

What would be a good and simple replacement?

Holley,  Edelbrock etc... ?

Thanks
'73 Chevy C10, 350, TH350, was a long Fleetside, now she's a short Stepper that's under construction (been in the Family since 1972).

Would rather push a CHEVY than drive a Furd

Offline Rapid Roy

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 09:07:57 AM »
A rebuilt Q-jet is a good preference for me. There is a place not too far from me that I take mine to and haven't had any issues so far. In fact, I am going to have them rebuild mine soon.
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Offline Shifty

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2023, 09:59:39 AM »
I've always been a Holley guy, mostly because I like the adjustability.   

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hly-0-1850c


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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2023, 07:20:50 PM »
I'm a Qjet guy myself.

Roy, what does your guy charge to rebuild?

What is your zipcode?

Thanks! JP
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

Offline Rapid Roy

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2023, 09:56:43 PM »
The last time was about 7 years ago. It was 225.00 at that time. Not sure if it has gone up a little since then. Will find out soon. Zip code 76039.
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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2023, 01:35:07 PM »
That's not a bad price, please keep me informed. Thanks Roy!
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

Offline Kurnacopia

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2023, 12:33:31 PM »
I have owned squarebody trucks since 1989. Ive never seena better all around carb than a Rochester quadrajet. Ive had them on my 4x4 for ages and they just go and go. I recently rebuilt the one I had on my 1978 Scottsdale so I can put it on a new 383 I built. You can find them very cheap on craigslist. I would invest in a rebuilt kit.

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Offline Chevynut73

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2023, 08:12:59 PM »
Thank y'all for the info.
'73 Chevy C10, 350, TH350, was a long Fleetside, now she's a short Stepper that's under construction (been in the Family since 1972).

Would rather push a CHEVY than drive a Furd

Offline krigermoose

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2023, 01:04:07 AM »
In my experience fighting to get a proper running carburetor, my problems were solved once I got a Holley. I was stubborn and kept trying to get a quadrajet to run right, I gave them a fighting change, multiple rebuilds and remans. Always ran bad in some way. So I'd say just grab a Holley 4160 lol.

Offline Mike81K10

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2023, 02:18:44 PM »
I think Carter was better than Rochester.
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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2023, 04:18:57 PM »
He was definitely better than Ford,

Not as good as Raygun
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

Offline Shifty

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Re: Carb Replacement
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2023, 04:28:20 PM »
Har!  ;D
87 V20 Standard Cab Longbed (current)

87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

98 C2500 ext cab longbed