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Old 02-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hey there,

I sent Lars an email about my carb yesterday before i signed up, he hasn't replyed yet and it's no rush but after reading almost all of his post it's sounding like he doesn't mess with them much anymore. So i thought i would go ahead and post my request to continue the quest of getting my carb fixed up.

the fuel bowl and air horn are warped other than that it's perfect as far as i can tell. Is there a way to fix this myself? does the "barker un-warping tool" work has anyone tried using it? Are there other proper ways to fix this? any insight would be great and any recommendations will be investigated.

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Shelby
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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The Rochester Qjet book says to scrap it if bent...
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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How 'warped' is it? When you set one of the bowl splitlines on a flat surface, how much does it rock? You can use some feeler gauges to fit in the largest gap to steady it; that will tell you have much flatness error is present.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
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Call Cliff...I spoke with him a while back and he mentioned there are ways to correct warping. I agree though that it most likely depends on how badly it is warped to start with that will determine the outcome. Slight warps are fixable, especially in the horn. I've also heard that thicker gaskets can be used between the horn and the casting to compensate for slight warping.

http://www.cliffshighperformance.com/

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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Hey there,

I sent Lars an email about my carb yesterday before i signed up, he hasn't replyed yet and it's no rush but after reading almost all of his post it's sounding like he doesn't mess with them much anymore. So i thought i would go ahead and post my request to continue the quest of getting my carb fixed up.

the fuel bowl and air horn are warped other than that it's perfect as far as i can tell. Is there a way to fix this myself? does the "barker un-warping tool" work has anyone tried using it? Are there other proper ways to fix this? any insight would be great and any recommendations will be investigated.

Thanks,
Shelby
http://quadrajetcarburetors.com/unwarp-tool.html
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:17 AM   #6
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Call Cliff...I spoke with him a while back and he mentioned there are ways to correct warping. I agree though that it most likely depends on how badly it is warped to start with that will determine the outcome. Slight warps are fixable, especially in the horn. I've also heard that thicker gaskets can be used between the horn and the casting to compensate for slight warping.

http://www.cliffshighperformance.com/

best of luck, Steve
thanks for the link Steve i just sent an email to them asking about the warpage. I got the horn pretty straight but i don't know how to get the bowl straight, there are spots that are as much as 1/16" off.

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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If they are that far off, they were probably that way from the factory. Those parts are die-cast. If they are not cooled properly in the mold, the metal will still be a bit soft and handling of the part can cause it to sag/warp. Ten thousandths of an inch [.010"] out-of-flat can be sanded flat by placing a sheet of sandpaper on a very flat surface (laminated counter top, etc.) and working the surface over the paper. But, it's a real question whether a part with 1/16" error will be serviceable with that much material removed....and it has to be flat on the top and bottom. It sure doesn't hurt to try it, other than the loss of some assembly time. You may still end up throwing that piece away...but, you might get lucky.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:27 AM   #8
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Cliff says he should be able to straighten it out.

has anyone used Cliff to get their q-jet unwarped?....what was your results?

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:29 AM   #9
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Have not used Cliff to "unwarp" a carb, but for other services and tuning he is super. Look at his web site cliffshighperformanc.com
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