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  • jff
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    Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
    A couple of other possibilities in case you need to look elsewhere are Daytona Parts Company http://www.daytonaparts.com/
    I have been able to obtain rebuild kits from them for a reasonable price and they are quite knowledgeable.
    Also Carbs Only http://www.carbsonly.com/
    They do good rebuilds and are also reasonably priced.
    Do you know of anyone who has put a Daytona "universal" carburetor in a Lark? Seems interesting but the price is high for an experiment.

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  • Pat Dilling
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    Check with Studebakers West. They are just down the road from you in Redwood City.

    http://www.studebakerswest.net/

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  • Commander Eddie
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    A couple of other possibilities in case you need to look elsewhere are Daytona Parts Company http://www.daytonaparts.com/
    I have been able to obtain rebuild kits from them for a reasonable price and they are quite knowledgeable.
    Also Carbs Only http://www.carbsonly.com/
    They do good rebuilds and are also reasonably priced.

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  • rkapteyn
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    I have some rebuilt AS carburators in stock at $180.00 including shipping.
    I may have some N.O.S. also.
    Need the tag number on the carb you have.
    Robert Kapteyn 815 722 7262

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  • jff
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    Talked to Dave, sounds like $250 and two weeks to rebuild my 1-barrel Carter AS; he doesn't have any ready at this time.

    Are there any more common carburetors that would work? It would be cool if I could find something local here in the San Francisco area--I have no doubt Dave does good work, but two weeks + shipping time isn't as fun as "tomorrow".

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  • rockne10
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    If he has one ready it's just transit time. Best to call him. Janet uses the computer. Dave uses screwdrivers.

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  • jff
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    Well, the price is higher than a kit but honestly $175 for a reliable restoration of my own carb is pretty decent. What's the turnaround time like?

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  • rockne10
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    There are a number of good folks out there catering to the carburetor needs of our Studebakers. Without ruling anyone else out, I always turn to Dave Thibeault. 13 Nick Lane, Maynard, MA 01754. Tel. 978-897-3158. Dave and Janet Thibeault.
    You can probably expect about $175 with core exchange for a 2bbl but what you get is a fully restored, re-chromated & cad-plated carb with Dave's reputation.

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  • jff
    started a topic Fuel System: Carburetor options

    Carburetor options

    Tore down the carb for my 62 Lark Daytona, found a bit of wire and solder instead of a metering rod retainer clip. This doesn't seem to be in the carb kit I've seen... how hard is it to find a new one? I don't really want to add yet another layer of wire+solder to improvise my own.

    Alternatively, what's it like to get a NOS or freshly-rebuilt compatible carburetor? I saw some rebuilt Carters of similar age on Ebay for the $40 range, which is cheaper than a rebuild kit! Are there a lot of compatible carburetors out there?

    I want to get this thing back on the road! It's too much fun to sit in the driveway...
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