: Cold blooded '79... is a Q-Jet worth anything?



FredMaxwell
04-05-06, 08:17 PM
I blame the carb..
I hate the carburetor.
The car is cold blooded over to an extreme.
Just to a big extreme here.

Is it possible to sell it to someone who likes them?
What is a good choice to replace that thing with?

zonie77
04-05-06, 08:56 PM
A total adjustment of the choke can make a big difference.

If the valves are not sealing well the engine will not run well when cold.

Bro-Ham
04-05-06, 10:34 PM
My "Q" works just fine. My V8-6-4 does not. As Ape Man says, it just takes someone who understands and knows the cars to give it some lovin' to make it work right and you should be back in the groove. Keep the faith! Good luck! D

FredMaxwell
04-05-06, 11:33 PM
A total adjustment of the choke can make a big difference.

If the valves are not sealing well the engine will not run well when cold.


Well,
The electric choke isn't operational..
But this thing is so cold blooded you have to keep your foot on the gas to keep it running for at least the first five minutes and it will choke out if you give it too much gas

Series75
04-06-06, 09:06 AM
Have you double checked the timing and/or vacuum advance? They can also cause similar problems.

Dave

zonie77
04-06-06, 10:35 AM
Fred, if you know the choke isn't working fix it. Go through the adjustment procedure from the beginning. This should be in the Chilton manual if you don't have the factory one.

I had a friend that had cold run problems (in the 70's) and insisted I go through the choke thoroughly. I was surprised how maladjusted it was. It ran good afterwards.

Night Wolf
04-06-06, 10:48 AM
Q-Jet is perhaps the best carb for any BB Cad.

If the choke isn't working, fix it. If the carb is origanal, have it rebuilt.