Rochester Monojet Carburetor

The 1MV monojet carburetor is a single down draft unit using a triple ventuir in conjunction with the plain tube nozzle. The main venturi is 1 7/32″ in diameter and the throttle bore is 1 7/16″.
Fuel flow through the main metering system is controlled by a main well air bleed and a fixed orifice jet. A venturi velocity power enrichment system is used to provide good performance during moderate to heavy acceleration and at higher engine speeds.
An exhaust gas recirculation, E.G.R. system controls oxides of nitrogen emissions. The E.G.R. valve is operated by a vacuum signal taken from the carburetor throttle body.
A vacuum supply tube installed in the carburetor throttle body connects by a passage to timed vertical ports located in the bore of the throttle body and float bowl. The ports provide a vacuum signal to the E.G.R. valve in the off idle and part throttle operation of the carburetor.
The E.G.R. valve, mounted on the intake manifold, circulates a metered amount of exhaust gases to the combustion mixtures to lower peak combustion temperatures, thereby reducing oxides of nitrogen during these ranges of engine operation.

The E.G.R. system is not in operation during the engine idle.

A pleated internal paper fuel inlet filter is mounted in the float bowl behind the fuel inlet nut to give maximum filtration of incoming fuel.

The carburetor has an aluminum throttle body, a thick throttle body to bowl insulator gasket, and a internally balanced venting through a vent hole in the air horn which leads into the bore beneath the air cleaner. The float bowl is externally vented under extreme conditions through a pressure relief valve system.

The carburetor part number is stamped on vertical section of float bowl, next to fuel inlet.

An idle stop solenoid is used to control idle. The solenoid is electrically  controlled through the ignition switch. When the ignition switch is tunred off, the solenoid is denergized, allowing the carburetor throttle valve to close further, preventing the engine from running after the ignition switch is turned off. On manual transmission models, the  solenoid also deenergizes when the clutch is disengaged.

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Adjust the Idle Mixture


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Adjusting the Idle Mixture

The Carburetor Idle Circuit and Adjusting the Idle Mixture

The idle circuit is in effect only when idling. Once RPM increases above idle, the Idle mixture screws are no longer in play. If you have the idle RPM set too high, your idle mixture adjustment will be irrelevant. When you turn the idle mixture screw in all the way and the engine doesn’t change, you could have the idle RPM set too high. For example if it was at 1,000 RPM. On the other hand if the idle is normal, then you have a problem in the carburetor, or possibly a vacuum leak.

The idle mixture screws sets the mixture of fuel and air during idle RPM.

Single barrel carburetors will have one idle mixture screw while 2 barrel and 4 barrel usually have 2 idle mixture screws.
You can clean your idle mixture screws by buffing them off with a wire wheel.
Inspect the screw for grooves. Grooves are created when the screw is turned in too tight. Replace any damaged or bent screw.
Inspect the screw hole to make sure it is clear. When you blow through the hole you should get air inside the bore.

For Rochester Quadrajets pick up a idle mixture adjusting tool at most any part store. The tool bends which will make adjusting easier.

When assembling the carburetor turn the idle mixture screws in all the way, gently seat, then turn it out about 1 1/2 turns.

Bring the engine up to operating temperature.
Make sure the choke valve is completely open.
You may have to rev the engine slightly so that the fast idle cam moves to the idle position.
Adjust the idle to specification.

There are a couple of ways to adjust the idle mixture.

1. Using a vacuum meter
Hook the vacuum meter to one of the vacuum ports on the intake, or the carburetor.
Take turns with each idle mixture screw.
Turn each screw out a bit for a start (maybe 1 turn).
Turn each screw in 1/4 of a turn and wait for a second for the vacuum meter to catch up.
Do this until you get the smoothest idle and the vacuum meter stays steady.

2. By ear
Take turns with each idle mixture screw.
Turn the screw out 1 turn to start.
Turn the screw in 1/4 and wait for a second for the engine to catch up.
Keep doing this until the RPM starts to drop.
Turn the screw back 1/4 – 1/2 turn.

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