Here's the carburetor I wrote about in the post "Carburetor Detective" (engine section). A few things about it: Everything in it is correct and hasn't been altered. So the jet, metering rod, idle jet, etc are as they should be. Air horn and float bowl are straight with no problems and it cleaned up nicely. Nothing was seized at all nor rusted shut...in fact there was only minor surface rust anywhere and that is becoming nearly impossible to find with these. Many of the ones I run across have about as much mechanical souplesse as petrified wood. I'm almost positive the float was replaced, and I have no idea when. Based purely on a guess I'd say in the 70s sometime and probably early/mid 70s. I do not believe this carburetor was ever fed one drop of ethanol gas and likely it never saw unleaded gas. It is my belief the float was replaced by a prior owner and I doubt the carburetor was ever used much after that. In fact he probably never used it at all past that point. Why? The float adjustments were so comically and tragically off the mark the carburetor wouldn't have been able to do much more than idle and even doing that might have been a challenge. I believe that prior owner bought this carburetor...probably used, maybe from a wrecking yard, didn't pay very much for it. It didn't work right and somebody told him or he knew it was because of a leaking float. He decided he could simply buy a new float, take it out of the box, install it (which he did wrongly even if you ignore the adjustment factors) and when it didn't work he probably figured the carburetor had some other unseen problem, bought a rebuilt one from his FLAPS or put his Rochester back on and set this one on a shelf never understanding why it wouldn't work. Aside from his incorrect DIY attempt at changing the float, I saw no other problems. Looked like ordinary use and ordinary wear up to that point. So I cleaned it, replaced gaskets, adjusted the float, checked the metering rod adjustment, installed a new accelerator pump diaphragm (maker claims is ethanol resistant), fashioned a rod retaining clip (which Mr. Fix-it had lost when he removed the air horn), checked everything two more times and put all back together. If you own a 1953-1956 235 and want an alternative to the Rochester, I believe this would be a nice one. $150 plus actual cost of shipping. If questions, please contact me.
1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235 T5 with 3.07 rear end
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