Was taking apart my carb to give it a thorough cleaning when I broke one of the spring guides for the fuel idle part(idk what its actually called). Is there any way to repair this or is it a new carb or float bowl situation?
That part is repairable, but the carburetor itself doesn't look like it would be worthwhile to repair.
And even if the carburetor were repairable, the repair of the broken area would exceed the value of several Rochester type B's.
One should look at the rarity, and value, of the item as well as looking at the repair.
If this had been the dual-quad hemi AFB with a broken not-so-easy-out stuck in a primary jet that was sent to me when I was still repairing carbs, it was definately worth repairing. The same carb had the other primary jet seat drilled out, so no threads were left (some folks can turn a $500. restoration into a $1500. restoration by trying to do it themselves).
Same is true with one of the two identical carburetors from an early Isotta Fraschini that the owner had sent to one of the "48-hour" turnaround "rebuilders" because he didn't like my backlog. He ended up waited about three times longer as we had to have a new casting made, and then we machined the new casting.
If the item as not replaceable and one want it, it just must be repaired; others, easier and cheaper to replace.
As others have mentioned, the correct Carter would be a good choice unless your truck is a show truck. If so, Jerry suggested that he had some Rochesters; talk to him.