I hey everyone
just wanted to share something with you.
fee years back somebody recommended me this one carburetor shop which I was told that they lean it up, rebuild it, set it upon the live engine, ship it back to you and all you have to do is just install thecarb in the engine and start the car without any adjustments...
well, happened to be true!
these guys have rebuilt 3 of my carbs (two Rochester’s and one Carter) and each time the job was done just perfect.
not trying to send business to them but recommend a trusted carburetor shop.
ive attaches some photos of the carbs before and after.
Whats the shops name?
Let me find his card (had it in my wallet) and I’ll post it here!
really good guy and knows his stuff. Stay tuned...
Move down this thread and you will see a photo of the carb shops card with the info you are looking for
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Looks like a shop that does the right thing with carbs
I did have a shop like that myself once but like many the old timer went out of business to retire
Pls do give us the address and location of this shop
Those are beautiful rebuilds. I considered this and I like staying original. But, after a couple of good mechanics adjusted my old carb, which had been rebuilt once, I still had to pump the gas 15 times and then wait 5 minutes for the car to warm up or it would stall in an intersection when I hit the gas, NOT GOOD. And I read various treatments for the choke tube and decided it was too many variables. So I switched to a new Edelbrock carb and it is the single best thing I've done for the car. I starts in half a second and can be driven right away. Since I drive the car often('63 convertible) this solution was preferred to maintaining originality. Also around the same time, I replaced the intake manifold which may have had a small leak, so I can't tell which "fix" was the more important one, just that it's perfect now.
How did you or someone else handle making the bracket that would be required —for the TV rod that attaches to the throttle linkage of the 63 carb —that shifts the hydramatic transmission in your 63 — when going to the Edelbrock carb —-as Edelbrock supplies no such bracket as it has to be —- hand made by someone —-to get your trans to work with that carb ?
Tony, I don't know if this makes any difference, but that was a typo, I have a '64, not a '63. And there were no significant issues with the installation. I could be wrong, but I think what we did was NOTHING regarding the tranny downshift. I think it's not connected at all, we just let it go, and I have never noticed a deficiency. It might be that I don't jam on the accelerator when I'm on the highway, like for a quick passing move, so I haven't noticed a lack of need for sudden downshifting. I completely forgot about that issue and it's not been of any note.
The 64 convert has the turbo hydramatic that does not have the TV rod for the trans on the carb like the 63 and a much easier carb to replace than the 63
I have the Edelbrock 1406 with an electric choke on my 64 429 and happy with it
I did have to go richer on the carbs jetting ( two times ) with the very helpful Edelbrock techs
that walked me thru the next number jets and metering rods to go to
Once you know the engine has a full tune up and all is on spec you then check to see what the spark plugs are burning correctly
Mine were burning whitish which means lean as they should be a brown paper bag color
A lean mixture will increase cylinder heat and reduce power output
The stock air cleaner will no longer work with the Edelbrock ( larger Venturi than the stock Carter carb ) unless you use an adapter that Russ on this site sells or need to go with an aftermarket air cleaner depending on your own needs
The Edelbrock unlike the stock Carter has a vacuum port on the carb for the dist vacuum advance that changes the dist advance curve for better engine performance than the stock ignition advance ( they are the performance people )
That's a lot of great advice. I'll pull out a couple of plugs tomorrow. I have had a lot of cars and rebuilt one engine myself but I am not well versed in carb jetting. I did get that adapter from Russ. The Edelbrock 1406 solved all my problems and has not been touched since the day it was installed. Now I will have the suspension gone through next week and the last step is a new steering wheel while the car sits for the Connecticut winter.
Here’s the business card to LON - the carburetor guy.
Just the kind of info we need posted on our site to keep our pride and joys rolling down the road
55 plus years later