: Last minute....hurry...Is this carb a good buy?

10-11-06, 08:13 PM
Quick. Look at this carb whose auction ends in less than an hour. Will it fit an Olds 307 on my 1990 Brougham? It looks like a good buy for a rebuilt one.

eBay Motors: Rochester Quadrojet 4 Barrel - Rebuilt (item 300034166678 end time Oct-11-06 18:37:02 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rochester-Quadrojet-4-Barrel-Rebuilt_W0QQitemZ300034166678QQihZ020QQcategoryZ33 550QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Johnny Bravo
10-13-06, 09:10 PM
Forget it, that is an early non-ecm Q-jet. It's difficult to tell if it's even an Olds front fuel inlet carb.
Looks like it's been sitting around for a long time as well.

If your carb needs a rebuild contact one of the rebuilders linked in the other carb posts.

10-16-06, 08:36 AM
You need to look for a E4MC carb, 90% if not 100% all had Olds fuel inlet. Olds 307's aren't happy with electric choke. So avoid E4ME's. I know, everyone likes them, I have done experience with both on my carb, and the hot air choke is best.

04-11-07, 04:13 PM
electrics are great on paper but a friken joke in the field.

08-16-07, 05:07 PM
I actual have a Q-Jet sitting in the garage. I tried to put it up on Ebay, but it didn't sell. Still looking for one?

08-17-07, 05:00 PM
You can find an electronic carb on other 307 equipped cars as well, if you have a local wrecking yard available. Of course, you can count on rebuilding them, but at least it's a source of finding a factory carb instead of a mass-rebuilder special.
Electronic carbs are no worse than monkeying around with any electronic components/sensors on a vehicle. I rebuilt the original one on my FWB, set it to factory specs per the service manual, and it works fine. Of course my preference would be a non-electronic version, but I can live with this one.

08-17-07, 09:38 PM
I don't feel there is any tricks to the E4M series vs the 4M or M4 series. Just some unique adjustments that you don't have on the 4M/M4....

08-27-07, 05:45 PM
This thread needs to be put to rest. That car's done gone and sold! :duh: