Archive for posts in 2010

How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor. For now, this is just a dump of all the remaining pictures I have of the rebuild process (unfortunately a few got corrupted on my failing hard drive). In time I will write the article step-by-step and arrange the photos in a logical order. For now, the photos may be of some help as a reference. Click on any image to view larger.
The finished, rebuilt carburetor:

Tagged: Body, Engine

With only a few things to work out with the engine now, it’s time to get the body ready for all the work it desperately needs. Haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to yank the engine to make painting the bulkhead(firewall) easier/possible, so these panels will more than likely come off again, and knowing me, more than once.


So, acknowledging this as a mock up… the front wheelhouses and fenders have been attached, and

Saturday 25th

Everything (…almost) I bought as mentioned here has been bolted on and set up… looks a bit newer and showier than the humdrum look it was sporting a little while back.

Installed: New starter motor, new radiator, new alternator, new manifold, new carb, new rocker covers and air cleaner, new ignition coil and new spark plug leads.


Removed: Smog pump. No real reason for me to keep it other than preserving the original

Tuesday 21st
Tagged: Parts

Received a big delivery of parts from Summit yesterday. Amongst the parts are… an aluminium Edelbrock Performer intake manifold (gaskets not included, by the way), an Optima 800CCA battery, a Pertronix FlameThrower II ignition coil and spark plug leads (universal, not yet cut to size), a TuffStuff 70A alternator and a Summit ProTorque high-torque mini starter.


Some nice chrome dress up bits, a Moroso air cleaner and tall valve covers, plus oil breathers and

Video in post… Had to make a section of pipe to go between the extension pipes out of the X-pipe and the headers. The pipes, centre to centre, were narrower than the headers, and hang lower to the ground. The rest was fairly straight forward to install. The car was orignally a single exhaust, so there were not the provisions to hang dual pipes. But, this just required a few holes to be drilled and

Wednesday 18th
Tagged: Body, Engine

Finally… an update! Only, a year in waiting… The engine has been fully rebuilt, and is back in the car. Video below!



The electronics were lashed up to prove the engine. The current coil and points will be replaced soon with a Pertronix FlameThrower II coil and Ignitor II module. The intake and carb will be replaced with an Edelbrock manifold and Holley carb. The radiator replaced with a new shiny one. And