Thursday, April 7, 2016

"B" Pillar Weatherstrip Replacement

Like anything made out of rubber, the B pillar weather seals do not age gracefully.

The rubber hardens and as the photo on the right shows, mine has developed a couple of wrinkles that look horrible.

After four decades—as it is the case with my '76 Vette—it is a good idea to replace all weatherstripping, something that I've been doing one section at a time.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Remanufactured Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor

A few weeks ago I shipped my Corvette's original Quadrajet to All American Carburetors in Jacksonville, Florida.

I was using a new Edelbrock 1406 that I purchased online, and while I finally got it to run properly and to my liking, I did not care of the limitations it imposed as far as not being able to use the OEM air cleaner assembly.

I considered buying a new L88-style hood in order to have the clearance required for a different air cleaner, but that would've been a costly solution to my dilemma.