1974 Rochester 2bbl Carburetor Replacement

1974TypeLT

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Mar 19, 1999
734
NW, FL USA
My original carb has been rebuilt mult X's and I am looking at replacing it. Are these $100 online import carbs OK and is one brand any better than the other or should I spend $400 for a new Rochester replacement? Thanks!
 

1974TypeLT

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Mar 19, 1999
734
NW, FL USA
After almost 50 yrs and mult rebuilds, its best days are behind it. The debate is whether to replace it with a Rochester-like clone for $100 vs $400 for the real deal.
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
14,346
ohio
The clone is probably good enough with your jets and rods put in it. No real tech. in a 2 barrel carb.
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
14,346
ohio
Just my 2 cents, but if I needed a new carb I'd take the opportunity to "upgrade" to a 4bbl.
But then you'd need a new intake, and while that's off a new set of performance heads, then might as well change that peanut camshaft to a roller, add good set of headers, then swap out that airplane ratio rear end gear. I get a little glassy eyed just thinking about it.
 

1974TypeLT

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Mar 19, 1999
734
NW, FL USA
Thanks for the replies. I am just trying to keep it simple and somewhat stock, plus not break the bank. There are dozens of Rochester 2bbl clones out there, ranging from $75-125 ea, so do don't if I should go by price and lower vs upper.
 

mallard

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Oct 3, 2013
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SK, Canada
But then you'd need a new intake, and while that's off a new set of performance heads, then might as well change that peanut camshaft to a roller, add good set of headers, then swap out that airplane ratio rear end gear. I get a little glassy eyed just thinking about it.
Agreed on the intake of course, but it's a very simple swap. (and an air cleaner of course)
 




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