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235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap #1311556 Wed May 22 2019 11:50 PM
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Craig /49 Panel Offline OP
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311669 Thu May 23 2019 05:48 PM
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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!


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Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1311790 Fri May 24 2019 02:22 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Hey Jon, I found a 788 YF will that work ok. Your list says 1959-52. Mine is a 1954.


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Re: 235 Rocheser Carb Base to 216 Carb Swap [Re: Craig /49 Panel] #1312420 Thu May 30 2019 02:14 AM
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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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