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Lobby / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by StillLearning on Today at 10:23:21 AM »
Cliff's thoughts are spot on. My wife and I had the virus last month. It was a bitch but we got medical help and survived it. Never were we tested. The statistics are skewed, in my opinion toward very conservative numbers. Please be aware and careful. I don't want to lose any of my Quad-head friends!
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Lobby / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Cliff Ruggles on Today at 05:21:48 AM »
The statistics are highly flawed for several reasons.  Some Counties, like mine aren't even testing so don't contribute to the totals.

The reported infection rate compared to how many are hospitalized in ICU is alarming.  The reported death rate is still relatively low, but I think it would be much higher without the ability to treat those that have become critically ill.

No doubt the Govt would trend to "downplay" the stats some to prevent panic, hoarding, looting, etc.  The reality is that it's going to kill a lot of people and the only way to lower the numbers is to follow the rules, stay at home and no contact with others. 

There is also some concern about indirect transmission as it appears the virus can live outside the body for up to 72 hours.  This means disinfecting anything coming in from outside your isolation zone, like packages, mail, food you purchase if you go to the store, etc.

We have basically self-quarantined here, not going anywhere for any reason and using preventative measures to clean anything brought here from outside our "zone".  So basically we're weathering out the storm.  Some reports say it may not "peak" till mid-May, which means we might be doing this for a while.

Be safe my friends.......Cliff
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Lobby / Re: Covid 19
« Last post by Mudsport96 on March 28, 2020, 08:52:11 PM »
We are also in a stay at home unless your job is vital situation. And since my company has a government contract we are still churning 70 hours a week. But Illinois has a disproportionate infection rate to land mass.
I looked a few hours ago at the interactive map we have and of the 2500 cases 2400 and change were within a 45 minute drive of Chicago. 30 were around the St. Louis area. That leave roughly 70 cases over 58,000 square miles. But Illinois is so corrupt the legislature runs the entire state by Chicago rules.
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Quadrajet Carb Talk and Tips / Re: Idle Stop Solenoid
« Last post by ykf7b0 on March 27, 2020, 07:56:33 PM »
Thanks Mr. Pontiac but I found some solid information concerning what I needed and where to find it by a guy named Lars and others on another forum and I do appreciate your offer very much!   Greg
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For Sale / Wanted / Early&late model q-jet springs of all kinds &Clips
« Last post by Mr.Pontiac on March 27, 2020, 06:46:47 AM »
Trying to sell off my early and late model springs and clips of all kinds off q-jet,springs all replated. U- shaped clips I have, choke housing clips that hold cover on.Fast idle parts for OLDS-Pontiac carbs.Send me a email what you need ,I may just have it.
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Quadrajet Carb Talk and Tips / Re: Idle Stop Solenoid
« Last post by Mr.Pontiac on March 27, 2020, 06:34:12 AM »
I have 4 brackets and sel. Here. Got a picture of what it looks like? My parts are off gm carbs. And maybe I something that would work. Picture me at. rbudney@comcast.net
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Many thanks, stay safe, yep I to hunker downed. Watching to many episodes of no prep. Street outlaws. Lol
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Quadrajet Carb Talk and Tips / Re: Virgin 17059553
« Last post by Cliff Ruggles on March 27, 2020, 02:18:18 AM »
Frank, I've only seen them in CA emissions Olds carbs to date (pretty sure they started using them around 1977) but obviously they may have also used them in the last non CCC Olds units in 1980.  Hopefully you are getting one of our rebuild kits for your 1980 unit.  Since the Zombie Apocalypse started I've been BURIED in orders for kits and parts and made sure I was well stocked up before this all started fearing we wouldn't be able to get parts for quite some time if things got out of control.......Cliff
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Quadrajet Carb Talk and Tips / Re: Virgin 17059553
« Last post by Frank400 on March 26, 2020, 05:10:56 AM »
Funny cause I'm currently working on a virgin, still sealed 17080253 (307 Oldsmobile) and it has 75 main jet with 54M primary metering rods.  I was convinced those M rods (.036" power tip) were only found on Chevy single main air bleed carbs, and I thought mine had been replaced at one point, but it seems like they came in those Olds carbs. 
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Diagnose a Quadrajet carburetor problem / Re: Rich at idle
« Last post by Cliff Ruggles on March 26, 2020, 03:21:28 AM »
Every kit I put together here has the specific gaskets in it based on the carburetor part number to eliminate confusion.  I recommend the SR kit.

Our kits also come with a new plastic retainer for the power piston and a complete accl pump assembly with new springs and lifetime warranty custom made seal on the pump.

The SR and HP kits will also have the secondary cam and spring, plus a new filter/spring and closed cell float.

It's not common for the later carbs to leak but the bottom plugs should be pressure tested.  If you used JB Weld over them it will leak right past it as it is not a fuel grade epoxy.  I see this with every single one that comes in here that has JB Weld on them.   The repair looks good, but they fail a high pressure air test 100 percent of the time.

There are other reasons you don't have control with the mixture screws, but it's difficult to help if you used the wrong parts/low quality parts to assemble it.......Cliff
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