Monday, July 17, 2017

you know how Fords all seem to have had Autolite carbs? Well, it turns out that the 429 CJ in the 1970 and 1971 4 speed was topped with a Quadrajet

this one was found in a little swap meet in Royal Oak Michigan, for 6 bucks.

Turns out that it's got a Ford part number, and it might as well be made of unobtainium. See, a brand that Ford wouldn't use, when they own their own carb company, makes it worth serious money to restorers of 1971 Mustangs, Torinos, Cougars and Montegos 4 speed with out air conditioning

1 comment:

  1. Rebuilt LOTS of Q-jets over the years....even a few of the Ford versions. Cousin had a 429 Cougar Eliminator....tuned that a few times brought to shop monday morning, drove it in with a funny noise and the clutch was a big pile of fuzz in the bellhousing. Drag racing Sunday.

    Doug Roe had a great book to rebuild Quadrajets for off-roading, circle track, drag racing, etc., how to time or delay the secondaries, great book.