PRI 2012: Jet Performance’s Custom Carb Shop
“While we can sell you an off the shelf custom carb, you may have a one that you totally love and just want it restored to original condition,” says Dan Nicholas. “Many people don’t realize that Jet Performance is also a one-stop carb shop. We can build you a custom carburetor based on your application and needs or we can rebuild the one that you currently have.”
Like any custom built fuel system component, prospective customers will have to fill out a spec sheet so Jet can dial the settings in for the application. Their spec sheet is online on their website, and is very self-explanatory.
According to Nicholas, “It doesn’t matter if the carb is intended for the street, circle track or off-road truck, we can get it rebuilt and back to the user in better than original condition.”
Nicholas also explained that during the rebuild process is the perfect time to consider some other options, “We also offer powder coating, color coating and a few other options for the customers that want their custom carb to look custom.”
Jet’s Streetmaster Quadrajet carburetors are part of the custom off-the-shelf carburetor package offered in different performance levels. For passenger cars, Jet has stage 1, direct replacement units, for 1973-1980 305/350ci engines. The stage one quadrajet will also fit several of the GM Goodwrench crate engines.
The stage 2 quadrajet is designed for 305/350 and 400 ci engines with mild performance upgrades like manifolds, headers or mild porting. The stage 3 Streetmaster Quadrajet is designed and tuned as a full out race engine application only. 355/400 ci engines with extensive modifications will benefit from this level custom carb.
The Streetmaster series carbs are also available off-the-shelf for light trucks in two different stage levels.