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    Default TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    Currently I'm running an Edelbrock Performer with a TCI throttle cable/TV cable bracket with a TCI geometry corrector. I'll be switching to a Quadrajet when I drop in the 455 in a few weeks. The bracket is the same so that will carry over but I don't see that anyone offers a geometry corrector for a Q'jet. Will the Edelbrock corrector work on a Q'jet or is a corrector not necessary with a Q'jet?
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Not sure which Q-jet you have but these guys sell a lot of TV cable stuff.

    http://www.tvmadeez.com/
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    You can either modify the stock Q jet lonkage by welding on an extension or you can have the Q jet rebuild with a TV cable compatible shaft. There were Q jets that had the TV cable attached so you can look for a mid 80s Chevy minivan with a 4.3 and 7004r.... That is where I got a few of these q jets from.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    The b-bodies and g-bodies from '83 to '90 with the Olds 307 have a 200-4r with a Q-jet carb. I had one so I can guarantee it's what you're looking for. The only issue may be the throttle linkage since one is an Olds and one is a Buick.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    If it's like my 350, you will need a spacer to run a Q-jet with a TV cable. There are clearance issues with the TV cable linkage added on a Q-Jet with the intake.

    Contact Ken (Techg8). He built my Q-Jet and all I said was I need it to hook up a TV cable and I need a throttle cable/ TV cable bracket to match.

    I received a PERFECT setup that bolted up and worked PERFECT.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Quote Originally Posted by 71skylark3504v View Post
    If it's like my 350, you will need a spacer to run a Q-jet with a TV cable. There are clearance issues with the TV cable linkage added on a Q-Jet with the intake.

    Contact Ken (Techg8). He built my Q-Jet and all I said was I need it to hook up a TV cable and I need a throttle cable/ TV cable bracket to match.

    I received a PERFECT setup that bolted up and worked PERFECT.
    I bought my Q-jet from Ken. Just received it today. I had him set it up based on the engine specs but I can't recall if we discussed the fact that I have a 200R4. I'll call him Monday.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Spoke with Ken yesterday and I neglected to tell him I'm running a 2004R transmission. I'm shipping the carb back and he's going to replace the throttle shaft with a Chevy throttle shaft with the integrated TV cable arm.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Quote Originally Posted by BillA View Post
    Spoke with Ken yesterday and I neglected to tell him I'm running a 2004R transmission. I'm shipping the carb back and he's going to replace the throttle shaft with a Chevy throttle shaft with the integrated TV cable arm.
    Well at least you know it will be right now.... Good stuff!
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Glad I went to Everyday Performance! Got the whole Tv arm setup. Slightly off topic but how will a spacer interfere with the throttle cable? I am still running a 2bbl cable and I know 4bbl cables are hard to come by

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricolor72 View Post
    Glad I went to Everyday Performance! Got the whole Tv arm setup. Slightly off topic but how will a spacer interfere with the throttle cable? I am still running a 2bbl cable and I know 4bbl cables are hard to come by
    The problem is the TV cable bracket will hit the intake and needs the spacer to get the cable to clear the back runners. Here's a picture of mine on a B4B where you can see the probable interference issue. The angle makes it look worse than it is. I think I could get by with a 1/2" spacer though I'm currently using a 1" spacer.

    On my carb, we swapped for an already modified primary throttle shaft. That's all you really have to change in most cases if you like your existing carb.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklebusted View Post
    The problem is the TV cable bracket will hit the intake and needs the spacer to get the cable to clear the back runners. Here's a picture of mine on a B4B where you can see the probable interference issue. The angle makes it look worse than it is. I think I could get by with a 1/2" spacer though I'm currently using a 1" spacer.

    On my carb, we swapped for an already modified primary throttle shaft. That's all you really have to change in most cases if you like your existing carb.
    Ken informed me of this when I told him I would like the carb setup for a 2004r, I was told that with a .5"spacer and two 1/8" gaskets it cleared but just barely so I think I'll go with the 1 inch just to be safe. Glad I mentioned it or I'd be removing a freshly built carb just a few months after installing it

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    check out the gold bracket on Greg's carb towards the back. That, IMO is the best setup for the throttle and throttle valve cables to mount on - and its a perfect match for the modded throttle arm on the carb.

    Its the bracket style that mounts to the carb baseplate via the rear carb mounting bolts.

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    Looks just like the old stock brackets from an Olds 307 etc.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Then that is what I will go with! It will be so nice when I go to swap in the 2004r and half the modifications are already taken care of!

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Will Everyday Performance sell their 200-4r throttle arm alone, Ken, will you? I already have a good QJet carb.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    I just got the throttle shaft out of the junkyard, ground off the cam, flipped the ball stud for the throttle linkage, and welded the new cam to the throttle shaft on my carb where the old one was. I used the tci bracket and it fits like a glove, after the 1 inch spacer was installed
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Thanks for the prompt reply Chris. Trouble is most of the yards around me are all late model stuff, I'll start looking around for an older yard.

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    I will try to get a picture tonight to post here. Check with George N. he is always going past the yards, might be able to getcha what you need. It was slim pickings here, I was lucky to find it.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Card

    Quote Originally Posted by acr View Post
    Will Everyday Performance sell their 200-4r throttle arm alone, Ken, will you? I already have a good QJet carb.
    Thanks.
    sorry no i dont sell just the throttle shafts.

    check on ebay for some cheap Qjet cores with the shaft you need.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    Thanks for the replys Chris & Ken, I'll keep looking, Chris picture would be nice.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    here is what I did, it makes it look a little better than having pieces scabbed onto your stock throttle arm. you can see the small weld holding the new arm to the shaft. the last pic is shows the old throttle arm with the little bit of grinding I had to do to take it off.
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    Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon


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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    Bill A, I tried to PM you but your mailbox is full. Did you get the Qjet on your car, if so any problems getting it to work right with the 200-4r? Any info is appreciated.
    Thanks, Fred (acr)

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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    Quote Originally Posted by chris roesch View Post
    here is what I did, it makes it look a little better than having pieces scabbed onto your stock throttle arm. you can see the small weld holding the new arm to the shaft. the last pic is shows the old throttle arm with the little bit of grinding I had to do to take it off.
    I just did this mod, and it works great, but what did you do with the coil choke linkage? Completely bend it out? I decided to convert mine to a manual choke, and it's very tricky to manage..thinking about adding electric or bending out the rod for the coil choke to work right.
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    Default Re: TV Cable with Quadrajet Carb

    I have no linkage on a ta intake, I will be using electric
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    Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon


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