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235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap #1311556
Wed May 22 2019 11:50 PM
Wed May 22 2019 11:50 PM
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Craig /49 Panel  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 147
Lake Placid
I was wondering if I could swap the base from a 235 rochester carb to a 216 carb. Anyone know if it will work? My 235 Rochester carb is bad and I have two good Rochesters from 216 engines. If I can just swap the bases to match the 235 bolt pattern then I'd be good to go.


Still trying to get ole Betsy back on the road.
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311569
Thu May 23 2019 01:10 AM
Thu May 23 2019 01:10 AM
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carbking  Offline
Carburetion specialist
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,844
Missouri
Will it work?

Maybe.

Will it work well? Should be good for a 20 percent power LOSS.

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
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Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311619
Thu May 23 2019 01:08 PM
Thu May 23 2019 01:08 PM
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panic  Offline
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Posts: 1,250
Long Island
I agree, can't run properly.

Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311628
Thu May 23 2019 01:39 PM
Thu May 23 2019 01:39 PM
HandyAndy  Offline
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Posts: 605
SE Iowa
X3

I did this with a Carter and it ran. However, once I finally located the correct Carter YF for my 235 the performance and gas mileage were noticeably improved.

If I were you, I'd keep looking for a 235 carburetor. Place an ad in the Swap Meet 'Truck Parts Wanted' forum.


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311669
Thu May 23 2019 05:48 PM
Thu May 23 2019 05:48 PM
truckernix  Offline
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Posts: 8,826
Bracebridge Ontario Canada
I have seen the carbs for the 216 with the mounting holes elongated to mount them. Folks do what they need to do to keep them on the road!


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311790
Fri May 24 2019 02:22 PM
Fri May 24 2019 02:22 PM
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Craig /49 Panel  Offline OP
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Posts: 147
Lake Placid
Okay, thanks everyone - that answers my question. Now how do I find out what is the correct Carter carb for my engine?


Still trying to get ole Betsy back on the road.
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311891
Sat May 25 2019 11:23 AM
Sat May 25 2019 11:23 AM
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carbking  Offline
Carburetion specialist
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,844
Missouri


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
[image]http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Avatar.jpg[/image]
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311914
Sat May 25 2019 03:53 PM
Sat May 25 2019 03:53 PM
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Craig /49 Panel  Offline OP
Shop Shark
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Posts: 147
Lake Placid
Thanks. Looks like I need 2100s for my 54 235.


Still trying to get ole Betsy back on the road.
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1312353
Wed May 29 2019 07:43 PM
Wed May 29 2019 07:43 PM
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Craig /49 Panel  Offline OP
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Posts: 147
Lake Placid
Hey Jon, I found a 788 YF will that work ok. Your list says 1959-52. Mine is a 1954.


Still trying to get ole Betsy back on the road.
Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1312420
Thu May 30 2019 02:14 AM
Thu May 30 2019 02:14 AM
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carbking  Offline
Carburetion specialist
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,844
Missouri
788s fit 1950~1952, not 1959-1952.

Will it work?

Don't know. Have always thought engineers knew what they were doing.

Check the second line in my signature block.

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
[image]http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Avatar.jpg[/image]
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