paulboncz Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:09 pm
I am the wrong person to offer you any technical advice. You and I are in a different category. First, I want nothing more than stock performance from my vehicle, whereas you are looking for enhanced performance. Second, you obviously work in the engine bay yourself - which is great - but I don’t. Third, I make too many bad decisions, for example my ’79 Impala. I swapped out the stock 305, distributor, intake and dualjet for a package from jegs.com. The package included a 350 crate, HEI distributor, Edel intake and carb. This was dumb for someone who is happy driving like an old lady. I gained nothing but trouble from this swap, and it was very expensive. I should have stayed stock, rebuilt what I had and trusted that the GM engineers knew their stuff. The shop that tossed out my leaking Edel 1406 and installed my Roch Qjet had to replace the “cheap” choke + some linkage, and the Qjet builder wants me to feed only 4 p.s.i. to the carb which in practice means a fuel pressure regulator, something I’d rather avoid. Meanwhile, I can sit in my ’78 with stock 305 and dualjet, and enjoy a carefree drive. Enough of my frustration!
My Qjet is from SMI (Sean Murphy Induction). It is level 1. I waited 3 months for it, and it cost me over $500.
I hope that someone on the forum, smarter than I, will offer you useful advice. Good to hear from you and best wishes.