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    Do the four nuts bolting the carb to the intake manifold use washers, lock washers& or flat washers? PO used none.

  • #2
    I used flat washers, the reason being I can continue to tighten if I have gasket leaks. Lock washers have a limit.

    OK I lied....I'll do it again for the "right" car, I love the chase.....
    It is an addiction!

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    • #3
      What Joe said....
      Always use small (SAE) flat washers so you don't chew up the ears on the carb. You can still use a lock washer.
      Jeff[8D]


      quote:Originally posted by curt

      Do the four nuts bolting the carb to the intake manifold use washers, lock washers& or flat washers? PO used none.
      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
        Third vote for flat washers only.

        Flat then lock washers are ok too. Just be sure to put the flat washer on the carburetor first.
        Don't TIGHTEN carbs. with aluminum bases! Just past snug...as long as a good gasket is used is good.

        Mike

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by jbwhttail

          I used flat washers, the reason being I can continue to tighten if I have gasket leaks. Lock washers have a limit.
          I don't get what you mean by this. Can you explain more? Seems to me both have (the same) limit.


          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            I have a new gasket between the carb and the intake manifold. Base of carberator seems to be an iron compound.

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            • #7
              Good eye....
              WCFB = White Cast Four Barrel
              AFB = Aluminum Four Barrel
              Jeff[8D]


              quote:Originally posted by curt

              I have a new gasket between the carb and the intake manifold. Base of carberator seems to be an iron compound.
              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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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

                WCFB = White Cast Four Barrel
                I always thought it was "Will Carter Four Barrel"

                http://www.442.com/oldsfaq/ofcrb.htm

                http://www.348-409.com/ab.html






                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  Interesting....
                  More urban legends on my part?
                  Or, maybe it was Al Carter?
                  Beats me... I dunno...
                  I heard it that way from a Stude guy in 1969, so you know it has to be true and accurate[|)]
                  Jeff[8D]


                  quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                  quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

                  WCFB = White Cast Four Barrel
                  I always thought it was "Will Carter Four Barrel"

                  http://www.442.com/oldsfaq/ofcrb.htm

                  http://www.348-409.com/ab.html






                  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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                  • #10
                    quote:Carter had been manufacturing the model WCFB four-barrel in the early Fifties, and General Motors began using the "William Carter Four Barrel" as standard equipment in 1952, with Packard picking this type of carburetor as its stock equipment choice in 1953, followed by Chrysler in 1954.
                    http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/..._feature8.html

                    quote:Because these "White Cast Four-Barrel" carburetors had jets and metering rods that were on the money, performance of the optional 270hp 283 was very good.
                    http://www.superchevy.com/features/t...rolet_history/

                    Well I'm confused.
                    David

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                    • #11
                      You're confused?
                      I thought I was wrong, but that was a mistake
                      Jeff[8D]


                      quote:Originally posted by 1956 Hawk

                      quote:Carter had been manufacturing the model WCFB four-barrel in the early Fifties, and General Motors began using the "William Carter Four Barrel" as standard equipment in 1952, with Packard picking this type of carburetor as its stock equipment choice in 1953, followed by Chrysler in 1954.
                      http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/..._feature8.html
                      quote:Because these "White Cast Four-Barrel" carburetors had jets and metering rods that were on the money, performance of the optional 270hp 283 was very good.
                      http://www.superchevy.com/features/t...rolet_history/
                      Well I'm confused.
                      David
                      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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                      • #12
                        My R1 AFB originally only had nuts, no washers.

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