Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!
Silver
Gold ***Platinum***
deek01BigDogSS (6)jk56chevy (11)WarrenL (2)Jens (10)
edad2000Custom_Deluxe_20VetteGyrl (2)JohnB (2)
speedygman (7)rickityfiftyMafo971Clifford Lao502drfleetline
Jud Leowish Non-synchronized
gary635g (6)
johnhem (10)
axmaker (3)
socalarch (3)
usmile4 (8)
Classic Performance Products Classic Parts
Ciadella Interiors American Auto Wire Art Morrison.com
Exile® Battery Keeper™ 6/12 volt charger w/ LED battery monitor
Low priced Genuine GM Auto PartsHarbor Freight
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & Custom
Impala Bob's Bob's Chevy Trucks Bob's Chevelle Parts Bob's Classic Chevy

Recent Hot Topics
Current Quote
"I am amazed by how knowledgeable and helpful folks on this forum are, and I am grateful for any help you may send my way."
~ Supporting Member
Recent Topics
Join the Community today







Username Post: Carter WCFB parts interchange?        (Topic#256104)
Nick_nl 
Contributor
Posts: 431
Nick_nl
Loc: Netherlands
Reg: 12-29-07
01-18-11 10:50 AM - Post#2033713    

Hi Guys.

A question about parts for this carb.
My car has a 4bbl WCFB, this has been rebuild. But the throttle shafts are worn quite a bit.
I found a guy who has Studebaker WCFB part for sale. He has a pair of throttle shafts. Are these the same as for Chevrolet?

He gave me the part numbers for carter Studebaker 3-1054S and 3-1110S.

Thanks

 
This Forum is Sponsored by

bobsclassicchevy.com
carbking 
Senior Member
Posts: 1208
carbking
Loc: Missouri
Reg: 06-14-03
01-18-11 04:20 PM - Post#2033835    
    In response to Nick_nl

No.

Jon.
Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


 
57belairman 
"11th Year" Platinum Supporting Member
Posts: 2957
57belairman
Age: 65
Loc: Missouri City Texas USA
Reg: 03-16-02
01-18-11 06:54 PM - Post#2033915    
    In response to carbking

Doesn't get any better than that Nick.

Life is short, Eat dessert first, I always do!!

Picturetrail
57 2dr ht red
57 Convertible black
57 Nomad larkspur blue
57 3100 Pickup
55 2dr Sedan
56 Suburban


 
Nick_nl 
Contributor
Posts: 431
Nick_nl
Loc: Netherlands
Reg: 12-29-07
01-19-11 09:16 AM - Post#2034159    
    In response to 57belairman

That's a clear answer. Thanks.

 
carbking 
Senior Member
Posts: 1208
carbking
Loc: Missouri
Reg: 06-14-03
01-20-11 06:23 AM - Post#2034545    
    In response to Nick_nl

Nick - measure the clearance from the shafts to the throttle body (dial indicators are relatively inexpensive).

The original Carter specification was 0.004~0.006 inch.

Some wear is normal. If the clearance does not exceed 0.009 you should be able to adjust the carburetor such that it works very well.

As far as interchangability on throttle shafts:

The throttle arms used by Studebaker are totally different than those used by Chevrolet.

IF YOU ARE A GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT:

Remove the throttle shafts from your carburetor (remember to grind off the back of the screws before you attempt to remove them which will necessitate new screws). Ignore the arms, and compare the shafts alone to the Studebaker shafts. It MIGHT be possible to grind off the end of the shaft affixing the throttle arm, chuck the are shaft up in your lathe, drill and tap the end of the shaft, machine a special retaining screw, place the Chevrolet arm on the Studebaker shaft and affix with the retaining screw.

But if you have access to this tooling, simply machine a new throttle shaft.

Jon.
Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


 
Nick_nl 
Contributor
Posts: 431
Nick_nl
Loc: Netherlands
Reg: 12-29-07
01-20-11 12:30 PM - Post#2034672    
    In response to carbking

Thanks for the measurements. No access to a lath. But a friend of mine does have a lath. Making a new axle might be easier than the procedure you just described
First I'll get a dial indicator to see how bad it is. Might just be within spec.



 
This Forum is Sponsored by

bobsclassicchevy.com
Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

2322 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.115 seconds.   Total Queries: 17   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 11:13 AM
Top