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2R5
09-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Have a question about some AFB carb numbers . We have 3 carb numbers in question from '63 and '64 cars.
3506 S
3540 S
3726 S

is there any difference in these carbs internally?
Or is it that they just used different numbers through the 2 years. Usually a differnt number stood for something . I was thinking maybe there was differnt jetting between the carbs maybe??
I do know that the 2 carbs 3540S and the 3726S are both on 289 engines and they were both rebuilt by the same professional carb shop and final adjustments were made on a flow table for best performance. the 3726S gets about 18 mpg and the 3540S is lucky to get 10mpg.Both vehicles are tuned properly so thats not the issue. The carb is being replaced with the 3506S to see what it does. Any comments would be appreciated.

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DEEPNHOCK
09-04-2008, 11:49 AM
These people can help you...
http://www.carburetor.ca/carbs/catalog/Studebaker/index.html

PackardV8
09-04-2008, 12:28 PM
So, if we read their chart correctly,

1963 - 64 259", 289" 3506S, 3540S, 3589S, 3726S CARTER AFB
all three of your carbs are standard V8 carbs and not the R1/2/3 variants.

Hard to explain why the 3726 would get twice the fuel mileage as the 3540. You'll have to dig deeper into the jetting specs to determine what are the differences.

FWIW, I've bought swap meet carbs which had unimaginable butchery done internally. It is to be assumed the pro rebuild would have caught and corrected any such problems. My first stop would be back to the professional carb shop for answers.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8