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  • StudeNorm
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    Point of interest... Way back in the early '80's I had a 1961 WCFB off of a 259 Lark kicking around in my garage and decided I needed a 4bbl to put on my '79 Ford van with 351Windsor engine and 2bbl carb. I used a 4-2 adaptor and a wide to narrow base adaptor on top of that and then made up a tube to rig up the choke with. No other major mods made, even to the throttle linkage. What a sweet setup. My gas mileage went from 16 to 21 mpg (imperial gallon) and it went like the proverbial bat-out-of-hell! Excellent carburator.

    When I sold the van I kept the setup but now the only things I can find are all the adaptors and gaskets I had to use to make it work. No clue where the carb went. Oh well...

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  • studebacher
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    Thanks to all who weighed in on this issue of mine. SN-60, I was hoping you would view my pictures and you did. You alerted me to the distinguishing Studebaker throttle side lever arms and linkage which enabled me to get the pictures needed for verification. I can consider buying this WCFB now with confidence that it is a Studebaker carburetor. Thanks again to all.

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  • jeds55
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    WCFB Tags...

    I bought my WCFBs off of these pictures. I was very lucky that the owner was honest and the tags were still attached. During rebuilding, I found a shop that stamped replacement tags. I travel with the repops, while the originals are framed and hanging safely on my office wall.
    Good luck.
    Jed
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  • SN-60
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    Yes, the side linkage looks Studebaker, and the bracket that supports the throttle dashpot looks correct also.

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  • jimmijim8
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    WCFB 2214sa Photos

    1234567890- cheers jimmijim
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  • Charlie D
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    Picture of 2214SA linkage on my 1955 President State Sedan

    I took the pictures before and after a rebuild. I compared to the pictures you posted and they look the same to me.

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  • studebacher
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    I now have pictures of the throttle linkage side of the WCFB. I know it is out of the question to determine what model number this carb is (with the brass tag missing) but as long as it is a Studebaker WCFB, it would serve my purposes. Please have a look and tell me if this is a Studebaker WCFB or not.

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  • SN-60
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    I've always felt the Carter WCFB was/is a good carb. Set one up correctly, and it will provide reliable service for years. It has a lot in common with the Rochester '4GC', another 'white cast' bodied carburetor.

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  • doofus
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    The Packard straight 8 used a WCFB with the small aluminum, i still have one somewhere. moving really screws up things. Doofus

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  • bezhawk
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    Not all of them had the brass balance tube for venting like later models, also some had vents on the metering rod adjustment cap, and some had secondary air valves and an external counterweight.

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  • SN-60
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    Yes, the Carter WCFB's were all very similar in appearance. (excepting for the side linkage) However, the earliest models do look a bit different, as the cast iron base plate was much smaller. Those early models were designed to fit narrow intake manifolds, such as a straight eight Packard. But even on those early models, the center section and upper air horn were pretty much the same as on the WCFB's that came later.

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  • studebacher
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    Thanks for your effort. I guess "The Carburetor Shop" must be confused. I have already asked the seller for a picture and will probably post it here. Hopefully there will be a consensus of opinion that yes it is a Studebaker carb or no it is not.

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  • doofus
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    Same here guys, checked 2 clean bases, no numbers. Doofus

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  • JoeHall
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    Originally posted by studebacher View Post
    I just saw this "tip" on "The Carburetor Shop LLC" website concerning the identification number on a WCFB carburetor. I copied the script and and here it is: W Series (WCFB)
    I just went out into the garage and looked at one for a 56J. I even used steel wool for a closer look. NO numbers of any kind on the gasket surface, nor on the sides or ends of the base.

    If linkage connections are what distinguishes Stude WCFBs, perhaps the seller can provide a pic, for you to compare with a pic in the Stude Shop Manual.

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  • studebacher
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    I just saw this "tip" on "The Carburetor Shop LLC" website concerning the identification number on a WCFB carburetor. I copied the script and and here it is: W Series (WCFB)

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