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Carter 4brl - 54-55?

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I was at the Trulock swap meet, and stumbled on a very nice rebuilt '55 Carter WCFB, and grabed it for a song. The number tag reads 2197S.

It looks identical to the one on my '54, a 2082S, and I want to keep it as a spare.

Does anybody know the differences?

Thanks for any help!

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For a song eh? so in other words you started singing and they said take it and go , PLEASE....:D

It's a better carb than the 54 mainly due to larger throats. It's also about 3/8 inch shorter which may require swapping the bracket that holds the breather silencer tube in front.

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I just knew I would get a wise answer!

The thing is in beautiful shape, the seller had no idea what it is for, and I snagged it for 80 bucks... It's always to your advantage at a swap when the seller asks YOU for information on his parts. Play stupid, and bid low!

Visibly, I see no differences, and extra umph is always welcome on a big old Buick.

I'll check hight differences - I never thought of that possibility, but it explains why my '55 aircleaner is a good bit high off the front mount on the thermostat housing. Lamar, you the man!

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