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3 NOS Carter 3211s carbs...1957 through 1962 235 #1325641 Tue Sep 10 2019 04:20 PM
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Jon G Offline OP
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Persistence, patience, time, travel and the value of personal connections has paid off and I now have 3 New Old Stock Carter 3211s carburetors. Two were found in old auto parts storage locations and one was in a barn along with some other (but unrelated) auto parts. Two have the original box (one is shot but if wanted, I'll send). One still has the original choke tube with insulation and choke stove. I've gone through and cleaned two of them, checking adjustments, replacing gaskets and the accelerator diaphragm.

If you have a 1957 through 1962 235 I don't believe there was a better carburetor made for it. You can adapt a Zenith, but you may come up with a mismatch and if you buy a new one, you'll spend a lot more money. Zenith never made nor designed a carburetor specifically for the 235. The 3211s was engineered by Carter specifically for the later model 235 engines. I'll include a proper manifold gasket with each of these.

Carb 1...has been gone through, cleaned and refreshed. Had some storage "rash" and some rust on the choke and throttle disks but it cleaned up ok. If you want these disks to be perfect, you could remove them and clean with a wire wheel, but I really don't think much would be gained. In the first image below, this is the one at the top. $300 plus actual cost of postage.

Carb 2...has been gone through and refreshed. This is the one to the lower right in the first image below. This carburetor was in nearly immaculate condition to begin with. $350 plus actual cost of postage.

Carb 3...this is the one to the lower left in the first image below and has not yet been touched. It seems to have been left alone longer, possibly never displayed and forgotten in inventory. While it will need a clean-up, new gaskets and a new accelerator diaphragm, I haven't had time to do that yet. It comes with the choke tube, insulation and choke stove in the original box (which isn't in bad condition given the age of it). $375 plus actual cost of postage. Please give me a couple of days to go through this one.

If you have questions or if you want more individual images, please ask. I've seen comments here along the line of "I wish I could buy a brand new Carter for my 235." Or "where can I buy a new Carter today?" This is literally as close as you can get and the 3211s has become particularly difficult to locate...especially in unused condition. It has taken me over a year to find these.

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Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: 3 NOS Carter 3211s carbs...1957 through 1962 235 [Re: Jon G] #1325783 Wed Sep 11 2019 05:56 PM
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Jon G Offline OP
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The third carburetor has been cleaned and fitted with new gaskets and a new accelerator diaphragm. Images are as below. This is the one with the choke stove, choke tube and insulating cover. If questions please ask. My email address should you need it is jon_goodman@yahoo.com

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Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end

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