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#1494845 Sat Apr 01 2023 08:01 PM
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CBall Offline OP
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?

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Crap. That's a question for carbking. My gut says you're screwed. There isn't any adhesive I know that can work submerged in fuel. How could you weld or solder pot metal in that location?

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Now you have a great reason to find a Carter instead of the Rochester. grin

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Looks like you broke the pump shaft trying to pull it out. It should have popped out on it's own. I would look for another carb.

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I'd get another carb and save yours for parts. Best of luck

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CBall Offline OP
Sounds like my choice is a new Rochester or go to a Carter. I presume a Carter YF? What's the advantage over the OEM Rochester?

Also has anyone tried a SherryBurg classics carb?

Last edited by CBall; Sun Apr 02 2023 11:23 PM.
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Originally Posted by CBall
Also has anyone tried a SherryBurg classics carb?

If you never put any gasoline in it, it will be a good paperweight. Once it's gassed up, it becomes a stinky paperweight. Are you working with a 216 or a 235? I've got Rochesters of both sizes in much better condition than the one in the picture. I only plan on using Carter carbs in the forseeable future. Let's talk.

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My 2 cents. Best change I did on my 50'..

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Originally Posted by Shaffer's1950

My 2 cents. Best change I did on my 50'..

Which Carter did you end up putting in? A YF?

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