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Username Post: Recommendation for Lifetime Carb Rebuild Vendor        (Topic#344140)
Gunk 
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04-19-17 05:36 AM - Post#2687292    

Greetings. Hope everyone is doing well.

I seem to remember there are vendors who will, for the right price of course, provide lifetime carb rebuilds on my existing carb. I don't want to buy a new one....just want to send it somewhere every couple of years. I've noodled around on the interweb and can't find it any more. Thoughts?

Thanks

Gunk
'57 Four Door B/A Sedan w/283


 

acardon 
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04-19-17 06:58 AM - Post#2687304    
    In response to Gunk

I don't see how that would work. There's no reputiable company going to do that, for a price anyone would be willing to pay. A small company doing them in their garage would simply go out of business as soon as the first carb was returned. That's probably why you can't find them.

Don
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57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Travs55 
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04-19-17 10:00 AM - Post#2687325    
    In response to Gunk

Have you tried The Carburetor Shop? I've purchased rebuilt kits from them for my Carter 2351 and they are nice to deal with.



 
Gunk 
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04-19-17 07:56 PM - Post#2687392    
    In response to Travs55

Thanks gents. I thought for sure I had come across one of these places a few years ago somewhere in the midwest. It was like $275 for lifetime returns and maybe $150 for a one time deal. Carb Kings or something like that. Oh well, I can always dream. Thanks for your patience!

Gunk
'57 Four Door B/A Sedan w/283


 
Lee T 
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04-20-17 04:18 AM - Post#2687430    
    In response to Gunk

  • Gunk Said:
I don't want to buy a new one....just want to send it somewhere every couple of years. Thoughts?



What are you doing that requires a carb rebuild every couple of years?

A proper rebuild and replated linkage on a car parked in a garage most of the time, will last longer than you will be around.




 
Gunk 
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04-20-17 07:15 AM - Post#2687453    
    In response to Lee T

Good question. I thought with the E10 fuel et al that there are problems with neoprene deterioration and the carb requires periodic rebuild. What's the norm?

Gunk
'57 Four Door B/A Sedan w/283


 
Lee T 
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04-20-17 08:20 AM - Post#2687458    
    In response to Gunk

The norm is to get a proper rebuild to handle todays fuel.
http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Ethanoluse.htm



 
Rick_L 
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04-20-17 09:38 AM - Post#2687466    
    In response to Lee T

The other thing you need to do is start and run the engine every 2-4 weeks, and drive it enough so that you always have fairly fresh fuel in the tank. Use Stabil or a similar additive if in doubt.

NEVER EVER let the car sit so long that the fuel completely evaporates from the fuel bowl, otherwise you have a gummy mess, which will require a cleaning and rebuild.

If you know you're going to store for a long time, drain the tank and run the engine until it runs completely out of fuel.



 
Gunk 
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04-20-17 11:28 AM - Post#2687480    
    In response to Rick_L

Thanks for the tip Lee T. The link you sent has great info too. May just send it to them for a proper rebuild

Gunk
'57 Four Door B/A Sedan w/283


 
Lee T 
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04-20-17 02:30 PM - Post#2687499    
    In response to Gunk

Don't forget the original strainer in the gas tank will rust, if it is still in there. Also rebuild the fuel pump with modern materials, you can easily do it yourself.
http://tech.corvettecentral.com/2013/09/1955-1966-...



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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04-21-17 04:54 AM - Post#2687572    
    In response to Gunk

You might try this place. I've bought several rebuilt carburetors from this company in business since 1954 and had no problems with them.

http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/warn.html

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 350 Crate Engine,700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Nova 10-bolt, Chassis engineering front suspension.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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04-23-17 03:36 PM - Post#2687954    
    In response to Rick_L

Hi Rick. I think you have it right there. With modern fuels you'll get less tank deterioration if it is full, rather than empty. But quite simply cars need to run often or all sorts of systems fail. Fuel, exhaust, brakes, etc

Cheers Kiwi

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Gunk 
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04-25-17 03:40 AM - Post#2688169    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

All good stuff....thanks to everyone!

Gunk
'57 Four Door B/A Sedan w/283


 
carbking 
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05-01-17 02:45 PM - Post#2689184    
    In response to Gunk

Not sure I understand your post.

Don't know if you are asking for a lifetime warranty on a carburetor, or whether you are looking for a carburetor rebuilder younger than you to whom you can send the carb every so often and have it rebuilt (paying each time).

And I don't know why you would be concerned about this, as if the carb is done right, you shouldn't have to rebuild it that often (unless it has a diaphragm).

As an example, I did the two Carter AFB's on my shop truck some 15~20 years ago (don't remember exactly) and have not touched them since, and they run well. Yes, they have gas stains from modern fuel, and yes all the gas evaporates out each time I shut off the engine requiring an electric fuel pump. But driveability, power, fuel economy are all still good.

Do it right, and forget about it.

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!


 
Lee T 
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05-02-17 02:26 PM - Post#2689334    
    In response to Gunk

Found some more interesting information. Something to think about is that it might make sense to keep the gas level low, in order to be able to add more fresh gas frequently.

"With 10 percent ethanol blends, owners are supposed to replace the fuel in vented tanks about once a month by driving or draining, taking into consideration the humidity in the atmosphere and temperatures."
Does anyone know anything about Moss technical services?
http://www.mossmotors.com/SiteGraphics/Pages/Et han...





 

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