CCCUK logo

 ShipMyCar.co.uk

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» New Unexpected Owner of this C3!! by Lomaximus on Sat 19 Jan 19 21:55

» CCCUK Website and Forum by kentvette on Sat 19 Jan 19 21:26

» Front end parts for a 1973 C3 Small Block Auto by Lomaximus on Sat 19 Jan 19 15:28

» This seems very cheap for a C7 by GCVETTE on Sat 19 Jan 19 15:10

» Drifting your Corvette by Mule on Sat 19 Jan 19 11:23

» What did you do with your Vette today? by Nick B on Sat 19 Jan 19 09:35

» 2020 Corvette C8 by L88 on Fri 18 Jan 19 23:53

» Wanted: C5 front wheels, set of 4... by therabster on Fri 18 Jan 19 20:19

» Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto by Jimbo64 on Fri 18 Jan 19 20:19

» Newbie saying Hi. by clive f on Fri 18 Jan 19 17:33

» battery charging by Rich on Fri 18 Jan 19 16:39

» Best tyres for the C5? by roppa440 on Fri 18 Jan 19 09:21

» wheels by gavinfdavies on Fri 18 Jan 19 00:47

» C3 wanted by gavinfdavies on Fri 18 Jan 19 00:43

» New member - south Wales by Invetterate on Thu 17 Jan 19 17:05

» Potential new C5 owner - some basic questions by gavinfdavies on Thu 17 Jan 19 03:01

» C5 standard wheels and one aftermarket multispoke. by gavinfdavies on Thu 17 Jan 19 02:41

» Any interest in used Z06 suspension? by Ph300zx on Wed 16 Jan 19 22:44

» car stereo by Westhamtim on Tue 15 Jan 19 18:59

» Help - Please C3 by HBR1 on Tue 15 Jan 19 15:26

» Replacement head unit for US spec C6 by Fishy Dave on Tue 15 Jan 19 13:45

» Can you identify this engine? by Daytona Vette on Tue 15 Jan 19 13:07

» Scottish Region Calendar.. by kentvette on Tue 15 Jan 19 09:24

» London Classic Car Show - 2019 by curious bystander on Mon 14 Jan 19 13:49

» BBCN Region Monthly Meeting by autocolor on Fri 11 Jan 19 20:49

» C3 wheel trims for sale by riddyboy on Fri 11 Jan 19 20:38

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:45

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Go to page: Previous / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 / Next


Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

roscobbc

Committee Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 08:00

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Don't think personally that the Edelbrock carb is the way forward - its their version of the Carter AFB which, arguably was one of the best performance carbs of its day - but now doesn't seem so good in its present form. You'll need to change the inlet manifold - so why not consider a higher spec' Holly (or generic equivalent) vac secondary - infinately and easily tuneable.


--------------------
CCCUK Chairman
'68 coupe - 4 speed - 3.08 - 489 cu in - 570 bhp @ 5850 rpm - 606 ft/lbs torque (821 Newton Metres) @ 3850 rpm
Image

Reply with quote

kentvette

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 09:42

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


James, I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on carburettors, but I have had to do a bit or work on my Rochester and found that the Haynes Manual wasn't accurate enough for my '78. I bought this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Rochester-Carburetors-Revised-Doug-Ro...

Much more detailed with masses of info on set-up, etc. It may be worth getting a copy before going down the replacement car route. (You'll find that Doug Roe is a huge fan of Rochesters and reckons that, properly set up, they are the best option! Very Happy )


--------------------
Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote

Vetteheadtony

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 10:01

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Be honest, just take the choke off, not really needed especially if you donít drive a lot in winter, just means you have to sit there and tickle the throttle for a couple of seconds, I find the early Qjet choke more problematic than good!


--------------------
Vetteheadtony
2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

Reply with quote

Vetteheadtony

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 10:08

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


The other option is to knock the lock pin on the secondary flap shaft through a bit with a punch so the choke mechanism donít touch and lock it, itís only like a Clevis pin and only needs to be pushed over about 5mm.


--------------------
Vetteheadtony
2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

Reply with quote

Vetteheadtony

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 12:01

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Another option
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-1906
Never a problem again!


--------------------
Vetteheadtony
2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

Reply with quote

Jimbo64

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 16:52

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Scott;
Received the 5amp fuse in post today, many thanks.

Must admit, do like the look of the AVS series and I'm just wanting something that will work !!


--------------------
Happy to be Grumpy

Reply with quote

Jimbo64

Club Member

Thu 22 Nov 18 12:21

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Making progress with my 72:
Rear window resealed and not leaking.Water now runs correctly into channel below window and into new rubber pipes and out above each wheel.
New lap seatbelts, electric window console, wood veneer on centre console, various bulbs & fuses all fitted/replaced.
Engine bay cleaned and tidied up, new oil, filter, plugs all fitted.
Just awaiting new carb, adaptor plate & fuel line kit, to get her running.


--------------------
Happy to be Grumpy

Reply with quote

Jimbo64

Club Member

Thu 22 Nov 18 12:23

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Interior looking quite good, well I'm happy!


--------------------
Happy to be Grumpy

Reply with quote

Jimbo64

Club Member

Thu 22 Nov 18 12:36

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Engine bay after further cleaning


--------------------
Happy to be Grumpy

Reply with quote

Nick B

Club Member

Thu 22 Nov 18 13:10

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Nice progress Jim, looking good!

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic

Go to page: Previous / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 / Next


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum