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#1062988 - 08/01/19 09:15 PM Carb rebuilder  
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I am looking to get me carb rebuilt on my 87 SS car has 14k orig miles but all these years and very little use the car has a little rough idle so gonna drop the tank have it cleaned clean and flush fuel lines replace fuel pump and want to get the carb rebuilt I guess now after it is almost 33 years old time to start replacing stuff just bought new tires for it time to take off the 33 year old goodyears looking for places any one can recommend to have the carb rebuilt thanks


1986 ORANGE PEARL MONTE SS sold 8/11/11
1987 SILVER MONTE SS ALL STOCK 14K MILES
1987 GRAND NATIONAL ASTRO ROOF sold
2002 DALE EARNHARDT MONTE CARLO SS
2005 SUPERCHARGED MONTE CARLO SS


#1062993 - 08/02/19 12:55 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Tony, I use and recommend www.customrebuiltcarbs.com click on the link and give them a call. The owner answers the phone. I've had 2 E4ME carbs done by him!! Over in NJ, you could probably deliver the carb yourself!


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#1062998 - 08/02/19 01:52 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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If a lot of the parts are original, try checking/ replacing the vacuum hoses connected to the carburetor and corresponding equipment. Vacuum leaks in these can cause a rough idle and all sorts of poor running issues. Same with gaskets (my carb base gaskets was broken in multiple places when I first removed it). The carb may also just need a little tweaking/ tuning.

Always worth checking these first, as if there are problems here a rebuilt carburetor will still likely run rough.

Lastly, are you still running the original CCC system? If so, is the SES light coming on at all? If it is, then find the fault code as that could help narrow down where any potential problems lie.

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#1063000 - 08/02/19 03:01 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Chas, Tony's cars are about as original as can be, really low mileage cars that have hardly been driven!!


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#1063001 - 08/02/19 03:24 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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yes thanks Leo I will call that place by the way I moved to Pennsylvania in 2010


1986 ORANGE PEARL MONTE SS sold 8/11/11
1987 SILVER MONTE SS ALL STOCK 14K MILES
1987 GRAND NATIONAL ASTRO ROOF sold
2002 DALE EARNHARDT MONTE CARLO SS
2005 SUPERCHARGED MONTE CARLO SS


#1063005 - 08/03/19 01:21 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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I remember, you know NJ though!!


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#1063006 - 08/03/19 04:33 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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A rough idle is often caused by a vacuum leak somewhere. Might want to check the torque on intake manifold and carb mount bolts, as well as the airhorn screws. If you have a dwell meter, check the M/C dwell reading. Should also have a Mityvac to check thd emission parts for vacuum leaks.


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#1063204 - 08/18/19 03:52 PM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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86ttop is right. I just got my carburetor back (85 MC SS w/Rochester Quadrajet E4ME) from Custom Rebuilt Carbs in NJ and it’s basically brand new. Phil and his crew do great work, they completely exceeded my expectations. To get an idea of what it’ll look like when they’re done just look at the pics on their website http://www.customrebuiltcarbs.com/ You can call them or do an online inquiry and they give you straight up pricing. It took 12 days to get it back once they received it, but I’m telling you it’s well worth the wait. I decided to have it rebuilt to fix a hard start and rough idle condition, the car sat in a garage for 15 years. After the rebuild she starts and runs like new! I also changed the lower intake manifold gaskets and all vacuum hoses while the carb was out, this also could have helped remedy some of my rough start/idle issues, but the carb definitely needed a rebuild.

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#1063207 - 08/19/19 01:00 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Simon, Exactly my experience as well, Thanks for posting your results!!


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#1064321 - 11/29/19 08:06 PM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Thanks for the recommendations in this thread. I was about to go with SMI, but have reached out to Custom Rebuilt Carbs, instead. I also have a low-mile (22,xxx) original that I’ve been picking away at some things that need attention over the last year or so.

#1064323 - 11/30/19 02:13 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Brian, You won't be disappointed!!


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#1064347 - 12/03/19 12:48 AM Re: Carb rebuilder [Re: ORANGESS]  
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Philip is on it! Should get the carb out to him by this weekend.


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