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    Default Camber strut rods or adjustable rods?

    Good day to all.
    I am in the process now of replacing worn out bushings on my '81 vette. I see they now make an adjustable strut rod. Has anyone installed them, and if so what is your opinion of them?
    also car is hesitating when i push on the throttle, I did a little tinkering with the carburator runnining a lot better but someone said that if it was here's they would get rid of the rochester card and install a 1406 edelbroke. I ask them why and he said it is a much better carb.
    Any thoughts on the carb thing?

    Jerry

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    For daily driving, you do not need adjustable strut rods or a carburetor swap. Your existing carburetor can be rebuilt.


    Buy the book; buy a rebuild kit, and do it yourself.


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    Default All American Carburetors did a great job on mine

    Last week got my original Rochester carb back from All American Carburetors in Florida and they did a re-manufacture job on it and it looked brand new when got it back. $300 for work and cost of shipping there and back. Am very pleased for I put it on my 81 Saturday, she fired right up and ran fine and I still have all the ECM system operating. There website is www.allamericancarburetor.com .

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    The key to the '81 carb is getting the initial adjustments within specs.

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    That's a pretty reasonable price for the carb reman in my opinion. I had a 1967 Holley done by one of the top restorers a few years ago and it was well over $400. That was just for a complete first rate reman but not a full on restoration of the part to as new show appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry c View Post
    Good day to all.
    I am in the process now of replacing worn out bushings on my '81 vette. I see they now make an adjustable strut rod. Has anyone installed them, and if so what is your opinion of them?
    also car is hesitating when i push on the throttle, I did a little tinkering with the carburator runnining a lot better but someone said that if it was here's they would get rid of the rochester card and install a 1406 edelbroke. I ask them why and he said it is a much better carb.
    Any thoughts on the carb thing?

    Jerry
    The adjustable strut rods are just different, not better. The Edelbrock carb is a downgrade in size and technology, very hard to beat a qjet. I'd fix it if I were you.

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    Do you still have the CCC attached and working?? -- if yes and you want to change the carb to another model, you will have to disable the CCC -- This means a new distributor as well

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    Default struts

    Want to thank everyone who responded to strut and carb questions. It is great to hear from so many knowledgeable people, it really helps. Bought a rebuild kit for the rochester will be rebuilding it this week. about through with restoration for this year. took it for a little spin friday running pretty good. do the carb and shoilkd be road worth and time to do some driving. Will post some pics in a few days
    Thanks, jerry c

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