Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech Discuss any and all full size K5 general tech topics here.

1977 k5 Carburetor swap

  #1  
Old 07-03-2017, 10:04 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5
young99 is on a distinguished road
Default 1977 k5 Carburetor swap

Hi Guys,

I have a 1977 K5 Blazer with the 350 and quadrajet carb. I have worked on rebuilding the carb but keep running into pins bending below the float.

So I have decided I want to swap over to a Edelbrock 1406 I already have but have never used. I purchased the adapter plate today (mr gasket) and for the most part have everything bolted up.

I am running into issue with how to handle the bracket that holds the return springs and throttle cables. I still have the original one that bolted to the quadrajet.

Is there a way to continue to use the original bracket or has anyone installed one of these carbs on your k5?

If anyone has any pictures they could share me that would be a big help. Especially how you handled the springs, throttle cable, and the other slide cable (not sure the correct name).
 
  #2  
Old 07-04-2017, 09:20 AM
abig84's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: munster indiana
Posts: 3,426
abig84 will become famous soon enoughabig84 will become famous soon enough
Default

if youre talking about where youre cables and springs attach to the carb, i remember having the same issue when i got my edlebrak and had to buy something that attached to the side of it. i wonder if you can just make something out of a nut and bolt but its been so long since i did it, i just remember having the same issue and having to run back to the parts store
 
  #3  
Old 07-04-2017, 04:50 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5
young99 is on a distinguished road
Default

https://goo.gl/photos/amZb51BmSXj6nW537
I added a pic of the original carb setup. I tried to draw a arrow to the original bracket. The way it attached was with the original carb back 2 bolts.

The new carb just did not hook up the same way. I added a longer bolt to one side of the new carb and got the bracket to mount but the accelerator cable is just a little too long.
 

Last edited by young99; 07-04-2017 at 04:52 PM.
  #4  
Old 07-05-2017, 01:16 PM
abig84's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: munster indiana
Posts: 3,426
abig84 will become famous soon enoughabig84 will become famous soon enough
Default

ah so you need the actual bracket to hold the accelerator and kick down cable?

thats strange i dont remember ever having that issue but all my trucks were mid 80s, i think on those that bracket bolts directly to the intake. maybe they got some aftermarket or if worse comes to work have to make something
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
icehawk89
Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech
2
08-02-2009 08:03 PM
Quicksilver
General Chat
7
10-25-2008 04:33 PM
Benzin
Engine & Transmission
3
07-30-2008 06:15 AM
shauna8378
General Chat
6
07-28-2008 03:26 PM
orange drop
Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech
2
12-07-2007 07:25 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1977 k5 Carburetor swap


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.