From my experience, the Rochester was a good, reliable carb. The main problem was the power and un-tuneability. Only time I hated it was driving over Colorado and Utah. To put that trip in a good light, it was slow. But other than that, I never had any problems with it.
@PeteD @Mad Max
the weber replacement is a great carb. I’ve been playing with the jets and getting some good results. I want to see how close I actually am to getting the motor tuned. That’s why I’m installing this gauge. Plus, I need to know what direction I need to go as far as ordering more jets.
I like the originality of this truck but I wouldn’t mind an EFI setup on my other rig. Problem is I don’t know what the I’m doing. I was looking into some aftermarket systems and I couldn’t find anything. One guy I spoke to said the 2.8 doesn’t have enough airflow for the computer to do what it needs to do. Well, he said something like that. If you recommend any systems, I’m more than happy to look into them.
After owning this carb for a while and tuning it a little, I kinda see it like this. By the time you spend money on the carb, Wideband gauge, and tuning things (jets, etc), you’ll spend less than 1000 bucks. Plus, it’s simple to do anything to it. In the other hand, you can spend 1500+ for the sniper and probably still need more. It’s harder to diagnose and can potentially have more problems. Like I said tho, I wouldn’t mind trying an efi system out. It would be cool to get into that world a bit and see the difference first hand. Kinda Funny, this is pretty much a summary of what you guys said!!!
I got the bung welded in the pipes and there’re bolted back in the truck. I’ve ran the power wire through the fire wall and wrapped it with wire loom. That’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. I’m just reading and doing research now. The plan is to use a fuse tap in the “RADIO” fuse slot. It has a 15 amp fuse and the directions say to use a 10 amp slot. I’m not sure if this will be a problem. Also, the directions say to use a 12v source and I don’t know how many volts the “RADIO” slot is. I’m working on that stuff.
I keep forgetting to take photos but I’ll get some for you guys!!
Thanks for the replys!!!