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Old 02-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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non, full blown normal carb. the 83+ vettes did tho (crude one but it worked kinda)
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:50 AM   #12
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The reason I ask is that my 81 Regal has that POS computer controlled carb in it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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Can it be worse than the Quadrajet in my '80? I'm pretty sure it's not computer controlled...and in fact I'd say it's not controlled at all.
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Yeah, my Regal has a computer controlled DualJet. I had a standard QuadraJet in my 1980 Bonneville Safari, and that went over 200,000 miles without overhauling the carb, and didn't have any problems either.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #15
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hmmm... I noticed that this is on a carb engine. Are there any factory WAI systems on FI engines?
My Escort is throttle body injected.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:15 AM   #16
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Yeah, my Regal has a computer controlled DualJet. I had a standard QuadraJet in my 1980 Bonneville Safari, and that went over 200,000 miles without overhauling the carb, and didn't have any problems either.

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The Bonnie's carb has a much better record than my Buick's neglected carb. I would be surprised if it doesn't need a rebuild and all its problems are actually from vacuum lines and such.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:46 AM   #17
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I'm quite sure my Bonneville and your LeSabre have the exact same carb in them. Does your car have the BIG orange terminal block mounted to the inside of the fender for connecting to a crude early computer diagnostic machine? If so its equipped with the same carb & controls that my Bonneville had.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #18
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I was wondering what that thing was. At least, I assume I was, because I already have a photo of it in my online album:


My carb is awful. It's ridiculously difficult to start the engine cold; you have to crank it for 45 seconds or more while rapidly pumping the gas pedal through its whole range, from foot off all the way to the floor. It idles way too fast, except on the rare occasion that it idles properly or stalls...and other complaints that I can't remember.

It's just old and rotted. I need to rebuild it. The last (and first) time I rebuilt a carburetor was over a decade ago in high school shop class, and I think I rebuilt a chainsaw carb and a carb from a 5hp Kawasaki. Who knows, maybe I could do the job...
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:21 AM   #19
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Yeah, that's it. You can rebuild that one, or a rebuilt one shouldn't cost too much if you offer your current one as a core. The last time I had to do something to the Buick's carb my mechanic recommended a rebuilt Rochester DualJet rebuilt by Holley. It wasn't cheap, but he said that at least you know that people who know carbs did the work. He said that Trak Auto and Pep Boys carbs are hit or miss.

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Well after bragging about how well my Escort was doing since I rigged up a warm air intake. We got about a 5 inch show and temperatures in the 10's for lows and 30's and 40's for highs. I can tell by the gas gauge I'll be lucky to break 40 mpg this tank. I can't wait for summer.
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