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Rochester 2V and 2GV

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  • Rochester 2V and 2GV

    I just bought a nice rebuilt Rochester 2V that looks (and I told will) work on the GM 283 used in 1965-66. The thing is, I can't figure out what the difference is between a 2V and a 2GV. My theory is that the 2V was the model name given for the one used on GM cars and the 2GV model is the same carburetor with a different name to indicate it was for non-GM built cars using the 283 engine.


    Does anyone know the real answer?
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    I've compared the 2V I got and the 2GV on my 1966 Cruiser. They are not identical, but the difference in the bowl cover casting are very minor, although it may make some difference in the performance of the unit. One part of the linkage is also a little different between the two, but I don't see why the 2V can't be made to work on a "Studebaker" 283.
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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