I've got my Rochester carb rebuilt 3 years ago but seems like the accelerator pump got eaten through and gas is coming out of it and being poured on the engine.

I was told to switch the accelerator pump for the leather one!

Does anybody have any experience with leather accelerator pumps ???


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They will work fine ,as long as they are installed correctly
All accelerator pumps must move freely in it cyclinder ,and not get kinked

Leather is/was the preferred choice. The cheaper rubber cups became the norm.  You could see if a deathanol friendly rubber cup is available.

All I have ever used in my carter AFB is the leather pump.

Mack,  can you share with me where you sourced the correct leather pump?

Edelbrock SB your source for a new replacement accelerater pumps for the Carter or Edelbrock carbs
They are basicly the very same carb --as Edelbrock bought the rights to manufacture the Carter carb
There is a slight difference in the size of the carbs total venture area ( total carb top opening is slightly larger than the Carter )
The stock air cleaner will require an adapter if using it -- or use a replacement after market air cleaner for improved air flow to the carb


Thanks guys!  I actually have the Rochester carb (should have mentioned that).  I wonder if the leather pump will work on the Roch........I'll call and ask.

I'm also trying to drill out the choke tube of my intake manifold.  I purchased a new choke tube from Chip on Ebay, but I also need the spiral piece that fits inside the tube.  Any ideas where I can source that?  I emailed Chip as well and waiting to hear back.

I remember seeing one somewhere in the parts shed.   Email me and I will locate it.   russ85747@hotmail.com   

I do not know the carb you have very well myself so someone with more experience with that carb should chime in 

The leather accelerator pump— I know —was for the original Carter carb from my own experience 

The way  that carb came from the factory 




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