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Re: Selecting a different carburetor
carbking #1338408 Fri Dec 20 2019 12:30 AM
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Carbs? Many of us might have regrets about things related to our trucks. My biggie was an estate auction I attended. This fellow had an at least 3'x3'x3' wooden box built on a shipping pallet. It was filled to the top with old carbs! I had to get to my daughter's event (can't remember which) and didn't stay for the carbs to come up for bidding.

I think there was a bunch of Stovebolt-good carbs in there.

There was another box on a pallet full of PTO's.

This was 25 years ago and I still cringe when I think about it. Daughter would have forgiven me by now.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: Selecting a different carburetor
carbking #1338591 Sat Dec 21 2019 04:59 PM
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Mr. Jon (Carbking), This morning I dug around in my stash of treasures bought at swap meets over the years and found two long forgotten carburetors. One is a Carter YF 787SB and the other is a Carter W-1 574S with the tag still attached. Both appear to be in fine condition for their age, although I would rebuild them before bolting them on for use. According to your original post, both are recommended by you, but my question is which one should I put my money, time, and effort into? I have a 1950 216 motor.

Thanks for sharing all your expertise with us!

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Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Selecting a different carburetor
carbking #1338620 Sat Dec 21 2019 08:53 PM
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If you have to burn ethanol diluted fuel, then the W-1 574s, without question.

If you have access to real gasoline, then which ever one seems to be in the best overall condition; unless you, or your mechanic has a preference.

If you do the W-1, read the article on my website about cleaning the idle circuit, and expanding the idle jet tube top.

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: Selecting a different carburetor
carbking #1338894 Mon Dec 23 2019 11:39 PM
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There’s a brand new gas station being built just down the street that will sell real unleaded gasoline without ethanol. After my recent carburetor problems I have vowed to never put ethanol laced gasoline in my truck ever again. I’ll put a kit in the W-1 and see how it runs. Thanks Jon!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
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