Electric choke conversion kits for 1968-1974 Buick Quadrajets

Discussion in 'Products' started by techg8, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Everyday Performance LLC is now offering this electric conversion kit for 1968-1974 Buick divorced choke quadrajets.

    It is a carb mounted design, Patent Pending. Fits on the 1968-1969 "short" choke bracket just as well as the "long" 1970-1974 bracket.

    It clears most any intake, be it stock cast iron, or aftermarket aluminum on any engine size.

    It fits well under most any air cleaner - stock, GS dual snorkel, even Edelbrock drop base cleaners.

    I currently have 5 hand made kits ready to ship. $65 shipped apiece for these 5 introductory kits. A production run is in the works.

    Beat the cold weather and start your engine with ease! Convert to electric choke!



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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015
  2. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    455 SP1 intake / 455 Performer intake / Stock cast intake

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    71 GS aircleaner / Edelbrock drop base cleaner

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  3. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    Ken,

    Will this work with a 7042240-MB1 Q-jet? If so I will take one.

    Thank you,
    John
     
  4. jaystoy

    jaystoy Well-Known Member

    Outstanding Ken! I was honored to try one on my 455. It is never coming off! It works flawless!! Was looking for a solution, as I blocked off the heat crossovers on my Performer Intake, yet still wanted to use the 1971 Q-Jet. There are zero clearance issues with the snorkel air cleaner. 2 pumps, it stars immediately up the fast idle. Touch the pedal when appropriate and it goes down to regular idle. Glad to see your patent is moving forward Ken!:TU:
     
  5. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    yes the kit was designed specifically to install on that style carb, on the oem choke bracket Full installation instructions included.

    I will send you a pm thanks.
     
  6. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Wow that is a great setup, you think like an engineer!
     
  7. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Ken, I would like one for the carb you rebuilt thats on the Riv.
     
  8. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Sure thing Briz. Sending pm.

    It should be mentioned here that in the case of carbs with modified idle calibrations (like yours and Jaystoy's), the choke flap will need to be set a bit open when cold. The enriched idle circuit would flood the engine if the flap were allowed to close all the way because the circuit can flow much more fuel than stock. Simply put, set it so the flap is maybe 1/4 open when cold, and adjust from there.
     
  9. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Two left, gents... for now
     
  10. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    You got funds
     
  11. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Assembly required. Full instruction sheet included.

    Bracket screws onto existing OEM choke bracket
     
  12. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Kits shipped today, usps priority mail

    Two left

    These are great for performance applications with blocked off heat crossovers.
     
  13. Ken Warner

    Ken Warner Stand-up Philosopher

    If I didn't have EFI I would be all over this. Looked forever for an electric choke to use when I ran a Q-Jet. Don't know if you can get the bolt on coil from Edelbrock anymore but even that is not a solution when the crossovers are blocked and the intake takes forever to get warm. I would buy one of your kits just to put on the shelf with the carbs for "someday" but I'm currently short of funds... Hope some people snap these up and you do a run of these. Do forum rules allow you to post about this in the Bench area? You are not going to get a lot of traffic down here in the industry only area...
     
  14. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    To the guys who have bought kits- I would be very interested in your thoughts on the kit once you have installed it.

    Any and all thoughts on the components, instructions, ease of install, overall utility of the kit would be appreciated. I am still refining this device to make it as user friendly as possible.

    Email your thoughts to ken@Everyday-performance.com
     
  15. mshrout

    mshrout Well-Known Member

    Or I could ship carb to you for your professional rebuild and choke parts installation.. just let me know and thanks
     
  16. DEADMANSCURVE

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    good to know ken . decent lookin kit - simple , solid .
    was lookin over my QJ ya did for me awhile ago thinkin about my choke options . i'll be there after my upholstry guy shows ( someday ! ) and i finish up wiring .
     
  17. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Bump

    I have materials for plenty more hand made units. Building another run today in fact.

    If you are interested in a kit, contact ken@everyday-performance.com or pm me on the board.

    Thanks!
     
  18. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    Ken I would take one please.
    Thanks Rick
     
  19. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Sure, sending pm. Thanks
     
  20. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    Ken,
    Very nice. Give me a call when you find time.
     

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