Patrick De

1937 Plymouth P4 Carb problem

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Who can help me please with a good carburetor for my just bought 1937 Plymouth P4?

A carb repairset (C6F5 - from Bernbaum) did not help and they can not help me with another one.

Here in Europe nobody can help me also.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

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Suggestions:

 

(1) If this is a "show car" not to be driven, look for another C6F5. The C6F5 had problems when new. Age hasn't improved it.

(2) If this is a "driver", and you wish to keep it all Plymouth, look for a Carter 439s.

(3) If you want a much better carburetor, a carb from a 1939 Chevrolet (Carter 420s) would be my choice.

 

Jon.

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11 minutes ago, carbking said:

Suggestions:

 

(1) If this is a "show car" not to be driven, look for another C6F5. The C6F5 had problems when new. Age hasn't improved it.

(2) If this is a "driver", and you wish to keep it all Plymouth, look for a Carter 439s.

(3) If you want a much better carburetor, a carb from a 1939 Chevrolet (Carter 420s) would be my choice.

 

Jon.

 

Thanks Jon for your quick reply.

For the moment I want to keep it all Plymouth. 

Can you deliver me a Carter 439s and at what price?

 

Regards,
Patrick

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Patrick - I am sold out of the 439s. I must be a good salesman! ;)

 

Actually, the 439s was the first decent BBR-1 carb, and was a factory service replacement for Plymouth 1933~1938. Still was nowhere near as good as the Carter W-1 used by Chevrolet.

 

Plymouth actually used one of the Chevrolet carbs for a few months in 1947 when the Carter plant making the BBR-1's went on strike; and doing so got Plymouth in some difficulty with a few of their customers. It seems that neighbors that bought "strike" and "non-strike" cars found the cars with the Chevrolet carbs would run approximately 5 MPH faster than the non-strike cars; but more importantly, got 5~6 more MPG!!!!!

 

Would be interesting to see what a similar event would do today with the internet to spread the news.

 

Jon.

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2 hours ago, carbking said:

Patrick - I am sold out of the 439s. I must be a good salesman! ;)

 

Actually, the 439s was the first decent BBR-1 carb, and was a factory service replacement for Plymouth 1933~1938. Still was nowhere near as good as the Carter W-1 used by Chevrolet.

 

Plymouth actually used one of the Chevrolet carbs for a few months in 1947 when the Carter plant making the BBR-1's went on strike; and doing so got Plymouth in some difficulty with a few of their customers. It seems that neighbors that bought "strike" and "non-strike" cars found the cars with the Chevrolet carbs would run approximately 5 MPH faster than the non-strike cars; but more importantly, got 5~6 more MPG!!!!!

 

Would be interesting to see what a similar event would do today with the internet to spread the news.

 

Jon.

 

Interesting story.

 

Do you have, or can you get the Carter 420s ?

 

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

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Currently out of these as well, but they do show up from time to time.

 

Jon.

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