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Okay, so this is for a very old truck...but, I still need one. I'm looking for a Rochester Varajet ll carb model 17081721. It's for a Chevy 6 cylinder. I tried an I-net search and was led to Summit, but still can't find one. Where might I go to find what I need?
 

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Well, I see there are MANY Rochester carbs available, but is there a system set up to understand them by number? Such as the first four numbers (this case 1708) would be the series and maybe the last four are the type? (this case 1721). I see many carbs under the 1708 system, but the last four are all different. If I didn't know better, I'd swear those are the sequence numbers! Can there be THAT many variations of this carb??
 

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Do you need a new carb because like... A house fell on the old one? Here's some:

http://www.guaranteedcarburetors.co...-Trucks-6-Cylinder-2-Barrel-Carburetor/1.html

Some better deals on EB for used ones:
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/__?_from=R40&_trksid=p3841.m39.l1313&_nkw=rochester%20varajet&_sacat=&clk_rvr_id=303719079124&MT_ID=335&crlp=7075315851_9887&tt_encode=raw&geo_id=491&keyword=rochester+varajet&adgroup_id=1079422881

35 years ago my neighbor could have brought one home in his lunchbox as he worked for the manufacturer!:fing32:


Lots of other parts are available as well as rebuild kits if you need. I have the rebuilding instructions in my old Chilton manuals but I'll have to clean the piles of dust off them if you need help.. :goodl: :trink40:
 

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Okay, it may be easier to work it this way.... the engine came from an early '80's C10. The carb looks like it was beat on with either a large Crescent wrench or a ballpean hammer! (Almost like having a house dropped on it, Tractor Tinkerer!) I guess what I'm looking for is any carb that would fit a Chevy inline six cylinder with Integral head. So, with THAT info...where can I go? (There's an opportunity!!)
 

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deleted...thinking about 2 things at once. BTW..."NOT" ...very friendly.
 

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Okay, it may be easier to work it this way.... the engine came from an early '80's C10. The carb looks like it was beat on with either a large Crescent wrench or a ballpean hammer! (Almost like having a house dropped on it, Tractor Tinkerer!) I guess what I'm looking for is any carb that would fit a Chevy inline six cylinder with Integral head. So, with THAT info...where can I go? (There's an opportunity!!)
Well.. The floats did have a tendancy to stick a little bit on those! :banghead3

cooltedRe: Rochester carb....
Just about any Q-jet will work. NOT! Not really enough air flow from just six pistons-a-pumpin plus it just won't fit on a inline-6's intake manifold..

You can pony up and buy the $300 guaranteed one from the site I posted or try the adaptor plate and aftermarket carb like the Holley like Matt suggests.. Used ones are hit-or-miss I've found in my past experiences with auto's.. Sometimes you end up with more troubles and head-a-bangin. If the thing is just bu$ted but works OK then buy one of the cheap ones off EB and replace the parts that the house landed on along with the wicked witch of the east.. :goodl::trink40:
 
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