Thermoquad

Discussion in 'Other' started by Buickless, May 26, 2009.

  1. Buickless

    Buickless Well-Known Member

  2. 6671

    6671 Well-Known Member

    Cool info, thanks. They were awesome carbs, never did know why they faded away.
     
  3. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 22 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    Anyone using this carb today? Do you like it. Is there a place where they are sold at.
     
  4. urbancowboy0307

    urbancowboy0307 Silver Level contributor

    Summit racing has some re-manf'd ones.
    I see some on junked cars (alot of 70's/80's MOPARS) Maybe check on a MOPAR forum if anyone has one they're selling.
    It's a great street carb if you take the time to tune it right.

    Have to watch out for the phenolic (plastic) middle section, easily cracked if not torqued corectly, or if you mishandle it.
    Also the OEM floats seem to leak and take on gas pretty easily.
     
  5. BuickNut70

    BuickNut70 Silver Level contributor

    And when backfired the center can melt. Leaving you with a hunk of junk.
     
  6. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 22 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    They do have these at Summit starting at $265.00. Not a bad price for a direct fit on a stock intake. Better than using a Edelbrock with the adapter which I know the engine does not run right with. I used a Carter AFB on a stock intake with a adapter and it ran like crap. Put the Q-Jet back on. I tried every metering rod and jet combination to make it work and no dice. Adapter with a stock spreadbore intake does not work. (the open adapter)
     

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