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Old 02-05-2012, 11:26:20 PM   #1
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Carburator Rebuild

Just wondering if anyone could point me to a good rebuild kit for my carburator.

I also need to know what type of carb i have....lol..its a original 79 Z
The numbers on the car are:
Quadrajet 17059216
0279 CMA

When i look at the Haynes guide i see M4M, M4MC....not sure what that means either...any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:20:13 PM   #2
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Would this work....and does it look like in contains everything i will need?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edelbrock-Qu...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:34:03 PM   #3
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Would this work....and does it look like in contains everything i will need?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edelbrock-Qu...sories&vxp=mtr

This would be better price at your local AZ and they can ship it to you as well.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-imeezZ8vd1z

You will need the float and fuel filter as well.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:36:09 PM   #4
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Just wondering if anyone could point me to a good rebuild kit for my carburator.

I also need to know what type of carb i have....lol..its a original 79 Z
The numbers on the car are:
Quadrajet 17059216
0279 CMA

When i look at the Haynes guide i see M4M, M4MC....not sure what that means either...any help would be appreciated

You have the M4MC, which means it has a manual choke (heated by the tube to and from the intake manifold on the passenger side).
M4M, has the earlier vacuum break choke which you dont have.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:41:41 PM   #5
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Ok i just put a new fuel filter in which was only $2 at autozone. Should i get a different kit that has a float? Can i buy just a float?
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:52:00 PM   #6
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Ok i just put a new fuel filter in which was only $2 at autozone. Should i get a different kit that has a float? Can i buy just a float?

The float is a seperate item.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:33:34 PM   #7
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Don't take a chance with Ebay. Take your carb number and go to your local auto parts store. They either have the correct one, or can order it for you.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:39:01 PM   #8
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The one you linked on eBay is for a 795 cfm Q-Jet. (Truck application, IIRC.)
Your Q-Jet should be a 750 cfm unit.

I don't know if the rebuild kit is different between the two but it would be better to get it locally.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:55:32 PM   #9
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ok...thanks for the info....

How difficult is it to rebuild anyway? Is it pretty simple?

Do i need some kind of cleaning liquid to soak the parts in?

Is this a free guide/step by step to do this?
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:30:34 PM   #10
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These two videos I found by Googling "How to Rebuild a Quadajet Carburetor"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0mfq6q2KU
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk65Jv3OlLo


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http://quadrajetcarburetors.com/bush...tructions.html
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:16:53 PM   #11
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perfect! Those are good videos actually.

I think getting the carb loose from the engine is going to be harder then rebuilding it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:38:42 AM   #12
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So i was tearing the carb down and as i though someone has already rebuilt it.....very clean in side...no muck at all.

So i though i was doing it for nothing but once i saw the bottom and the little inserted pieces i dont think they used the right epoxy or it just needs redone.

Can i just take all of the OLD epoxy off and put new on? Will these pieces snap into their holes?

There seems to be 2 in the front of the carb that they epoxy over and then the 2 that im showing in the pictures......
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:13:14 AM   #13
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:37:37 AM   #14
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ok...does it address these things? on the bottom?

Im not sure what their called. Should i just be able to epoxy them over and be ok?

Channel plugs...i see now. but im still not sure if they should be forced into their holes or do they just kind of sit on top. They seem to have a little gasket on them
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:46:21 AM   #15
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if you want your original carb have it rebuilt locally. there must be a good carb shop in your area somewhere.

i've never had good luck with parts store replacements.
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