Quadrajets, found a few. Stickers

Discussion in 'The Venerable Q-Jet' started by carmantx, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    Ive seen more than one individual that stores their stash in a/several school bus(es). Cheap weather tight storage. And if you pull it off the chassis and set the body on the ground the back door is easy access. Pull the seats and install some shelves and you have a little warehouse.
  2. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    The new rage here is shipping containers. For around $2000 they will sell, transport and set up one for you. Not the most aesthetically pleasing but they are pretty much weatherproof sealed storage.
  3. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Some updates on our sorting through all of these early Quadrajets. We still have about a thousand left to go through. Slow process to catalogue and store each one. There are so many rare Chevrolet high performance units, Pontiac Ram Air, Olds, Ford Cobra Jet and more. It is amazing sorting through these. Here are a few of the Buick Quadrajets we have found that are a bit special.
    7028243. 68 400 4 speed
    7028245 68 350 4 speed
    7029245 69 350 4 speed
    7040245 70 350 4 speed
    7041242 71 Stage 1
    7041243 71 455 4 speed
    7041245 71 350 4 speed

  4. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    Thanks for the update!
  5. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    What was the name of the guy / business? I might have done business with him 15 years back but have CRS. (PM me if you are uncomfortable divulging said info on a public forum.)
  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is turning out to be an amazing haul!!
  7. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

  8. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Referred a guy on the Steves Nova Site to you. Guess he was looking for a 1971 Chev Nova 350 4 speed carb. Believe the # was 7041202 as I recall. Would not mind having a correct 1976 Chev truck 350 4V auto carb, if you have one in that stash. No great rush, am pulling the original engine out over Xmas vacation for a rebuild. Do have a early 70's pass car 454 quadrajet core and a '72 #240 Buick 455 quadrajet core that could send as partial payment. Let me know when you have time. Dave S. dona Ana NM
  9. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Thank you Dave.
    We do have a 76 Chevy pickup 350 available too.
  10. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    What are some of the things you have never seen.?
  11. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Still looking (too) for a 7040243.... But MAY be interested in the 7040245 70 350 4 speed...
  12. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Long list really, but sorting through several thousand Quadrajets over the past few months, it is amazing the different stamping styles that were used. We have many bodies with no stamping at all, in all different makes. We see many variations within a specific quadrajet code from early production to late production. It appears, just like the vehicle assembly, that at times, the carb plants just grabbed what would work and assemble. Just creates some interesting variations. And proves that it is near impossible to know, and therefore recreate, what came off the assembly line. Even our engineering masters have some variations that never made it to production.
    Probably the most frustrating thing is seeing some repair attempt methods from other rebuilders. Thankfully most we have were original cores, but some were reman units.

    Still haven't found a 7040243, but do still have the 7040245
  13. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Sounds fun, like searching through a bag of old coins and finding some rare ones!

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