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Found a Carter carb... Jeff, can you help?

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  • Found a Carter carb... Jeff, can you help?

    I found a Carter carb in the local junk yard the other day. It's labeled:

    MFG BY
    CARTER
    CARBURETOR
    ST.LOUIS USA

    0 2543

    It also has a large cast 1 on the centre body. There are any number of vacumn attachments coming out of it. Some are plugged off and others are missing the aperture tube.

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cartercarb.jpg

    oops![:I] forgot to ask the question.
    The tube coming out above the #12, what is it for? Is this compatible with my Larks?

    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith

  • #2
    I know my way around Rochesters better than Carters, but isn't that the manifold vacuum port? Or maybe the PCV intake port. Lotta good I am [:I]

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    Clark in San Diego:

    Proud new owner of a '63 Lark!

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Beats me...
      Bolt it on, try and adjust it, Run it for an hour and pull a couple of spark plugs and see what they look like.
      http://www.densoiridium.com/howtoreadusedplugs.php
      Jeff[8D]


      quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

      I found a Carter carb in the local junk yard the other day. It's labeled:

      MFG BY
      CARTER
      CARBURETOR
      ST.LOUIS USA

      0 2543

      It also has a large cast 1 on the centre body. There are any number of vacumn attachments coming out of it. Some are plugged off and others are missing the aperture tube.

      http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cartercarb.jpg

      oops![:I] forgot to ask the question.
      The tube coming out above the #12, what is it for? Is this compatible with my Larks?

      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        Your old blue "Motors" auto repair manuals have carburetor sections in which they list carburetors by manufacturer and application by number. Your Carter no doubt has an identifying number on it. Even though they are out of print and for obsolete vehicles(sorry), most libraries still archive these old auto repair guides, due to popular demand. Using these as a guide, you should be able to ascertain what the original application of your salvage yard carb was. Besides examining the external hookup compatibility(throttle linkage, etc.)so you know it fits, it would help greatly to know if the displacement (CID) of the engine the carb was made for was close in size to the engine you intend to use it on, and that is the info the Motors Manual can supply.

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        • #5
          as far as i no on carbs someone in this case may of had a vacuum guage from it at one stage also an automatic gearbox , who knows as time goes by what happens with playing around with motors . as above said you may have too ply around with it to get carb to work ok

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          • #6
            While scrounging at that scrap metal yard the other day, I saw a big bin full of carbs. I spotted a Carter RBS right off! I looked at it for a moment and then left it, right where it belongs![xx(]

            Miscreant at large.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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