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  1. Desperately need a source for 2 base (carburetor to manifold) gaskets for water heated Carter WCD carburetors used on 1951-53 Chrysler 2 barrels on 331 Hemi's. Thank you in advance for any help. Art
  2. Charles, I stand corrected. As you said, he did make a head for the Pontiac 8. I had it backwards. He never showed a head for a Pontiac 6 in his catalogs. Moral? Don't work from memory when you have documentation. Art
  3. A little late but........... Edmunds made dual carbs for Pontiac 6 and 8's. 6's came in 2x1 and 2x2 (3 bolt Stromberg style). 8's came in 2x2, one version using Pontiac 4 bolts, and the other version used Stromberg 3 bolts. Edmunds also made a finned aluminum head for the 6, but never for the 8. Just thought I'd post this as a reference for future searchers. Here's some pictures of a Pontiac 8 I restored last year wearing Stromberg WW carbs.
  4. If mine had been on a car in 1953, it would probably also look like that. Art
  5. Without going into the long, convoluted story of how I ended up with this carburetor, I'll just tell you what I have. It is a brand new Carter WGD-2052S. It is an original 1953 production version that was probably originally purchased from a Kaiser dealer in 1953. Unlike the other one that I've seen on eBay, search for item # 400801135141, this one makes no mention of 1954 Kaiser or 1954 Willys. It merely says it fits 1953 Kaiser Dragon, Model K-530, DeLuxe, Model K-531, and Manhattan, Model K-532. That states to me that this is one of the original production run of these in 1953. The Good: This carburetor is brand new and has never been mounted or run. It is still in its original Carter packaging. The Bad: One flap on the box is torn off, but still there and the original label is 98% intact. I would assume that it originally came with instructions for adjusting the idle speed and mixture, but it is gone along with the carburetor to manifold gasket that was probably with it. There is some very light oxidation on the plating on the top of the choke butterfly. Other than that, it looks like it did the day it was manufactured. The price is $500.00 delivered to your door by FedEx anywhere in the lower 48 States. For Alaska, Hawaii, and international shipping, please contact me for a shipping quote. If you have any questions, please contact me by PM. Art
  6. Hi Bob, The picture of the manifold did the trick. It was buried under 3 vacuum lines, wiring for the vacuum sensor, wiring for the carb AC step up solenoid, engine hoist loop and heater hose fitting. If that wasn't enough, the loom tape on the vacuum sensor wiring had partially unwound and completed the burial. I'm installing a 3" nipple with a "T" fitting on the top and the 2 sensors will screw into the "T". I'll bleed the air after it's installed. The only mods I'll have to make is a 1/4" hole and grommet to get the wiring for the Stewart Warner gauge into the cabin. It will be easily removable and the only residual damage will be the 1/4" hole that I'll plug. All is well. Thank you again for your help, Art
  7. Hi Bob, Thank you, but it flat out isn't there. The only thing going into the water crossover on the manifold is the vacuum switch. Looking at it again inspired me to go further. I believe I found it on the back of the left head. Looks like a temp sensor and has a single pale green wire with a slip on connector going to it. Definitely looks like it's going into the water jacket in the head. I also will take your advice and get the CD of the service manual. Art
  8. Hi and Help! Where is the coolant temperature sensor located? There is a monstrosity threaded into the right side of the coolant crossover on the intake manifold. It has two wires plugged into the top and vacuum lines entering and leaving it below. Looks to be 1/2" NPT threads going into the manifold. Every listing for a replacement that I can find shows a picture of a very normal looking sensor. The part I'm looking at is anything but normal looking. I'm hoping what I'm seeing is NOT the temperature sensor but some smog control sensor. I have no faith in the two stage idiot light and I want to hook up a Stewart Warner gauge so I can see what temps it's actually running at. I've had the car for about 7 years and this is mainly what's keeping me from driving it on anything but really short local trips. Thanks in advance, Art
  9. Any interest?? I'm in the process of restoring an intake off a 41-42 Buick small block straight 8. Includes original Carters, progressive secondary valve, primary spacer block, and air cleaner. Carters are currently being rebuilt and the starter switch is still there (Don't know if it works or not). Manifold will be primered as I have been told 41 and 42 ran different engine colors. No linkage or fuel lines. Air cleaner appears perfect with no major dents or dings. It hasn't been stripped yet so I'm not 100% sure about small stuff on it. It appears to be complete. Original center wing nut is still there, but outers that go on carb center studs are gone. All 8 original carb studs are still there and undamaged. I would much prefer to keep the set up intact, but I may be willing to separate the carbs from the set up as I am also in process of restoring an Edmunds 2x2 for Roadmaster/Century straight 8's and I can use the carbs on that one. Contact me at acassel at netscape.net. Spammers, please don't waste your time or mine. Additional information: No tags on either carb. Old time rebuilders had a bad habit of throwing them away. I don't claim to be a Buick expert, but I do know enough to know they are original carbs. Primary has starter switch and secondary doesn't have accelerator pump. Crustiness of manifold and carbs established the were together for many decades. Air cleaner was surprisingly clean. Art
  10. I'll cut to the chase to limit your reading time. Will a set of headers designed for a late 30's to 50's Plymouth/Dodge 218/230 six fit on a 201.3 from a 1935 DV Dodge? I thank you for any and all help in advance. Thanks, Art
  11. Thank you Bob. You've been a great help. Same dimensions and same flange set up=same engine. Your help is greatly appreciated. Art
  12. Thank you Bob. Are the mounting flanges shaped pretty much the same?
  13. Hi, I would appreciate any help in identifying this manifold. I suspect it is a 30's to 40's Chrysler Straight 8, but I've been unable to find anything on the internet that can help me identify it. Center to center on the 2 inner ports is 7 3/4". Center to center from the outer ports to the adjacent inner port is 7 1/2". Center to center on the 2 outer ports is 22 5/8". I should also mention that it is not factory, but rather an aftermarket part and is aluminum. I'm not after the manufacturer, which is Thickstun, and it was produced either in late 1941 or 1946. Just trying to figure out if it is Chrysler Straight 8. Please ignore the shoe in first picture as it has been successfully identified. Thanks in advance, Art