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  1. Thanks, I was just reading up on that. I'm assuming you're saying the #42 will work instead of the C-723 special tool they mention.
  2. Thanks, I'll read up on it in the manual
  3. Oh btw. Like I said I'm going to try rebuilding the spare carb I hope, if it's available. When I rebuilt the carb we're talking about I soaked all the parts in pine-sol over night. It did a pretty nice job, but perhaps there is something even better?
  4. I'm going to be looking into the electric choke situation soon. The carb is on a 48 Windsor 251c.i. It's a EV1 manufactured Nov. 1947 so I'm assuming it's probably the OEM carb. I'm not sure what the jets are. Thanks for everybody's input
  5. I'm not disputing what you're telling me but I'm not getting a clear picture from your first sentence. I'm going to take apart that spare carb and have a closer look. But I do have another why question. With all of what you've all just told me, why is my carb working almost flawlessly? It has been running without that ball for about 4 months since I rebuilt the carb. I've only owned the car since June and the previous owner said he didn't have any issues with how the car ran. It does spit out a lot of black soot when it's cold on start up but I'm told that might be my automatic choke on the manifold that needs adjusting. But I don't want to bring that into the discussion here. My carb responds under acceleration just fine.
  6. Yes I know but the who essence of this discussion to me at least is why????? Yes I know, but the whole essence of this discussion from my point of view is,,,,,, why? Even though hchris explained it. It still doesn't make sense why it's there in the first place. If I'm "Mr Carter" I'm calling the design engineer into my office and asking why are we casting the base with this extension coming off the passageway for the jet, and then creating a pocket for a ball to sit in and then creating a tool to seal that ball in place, when it makes no difference in the operation of the carb in the end. hchris wrote "these plugs are used to close off the internal passages for fuel and airways to function". If this body is cast without that raised cylindrical portion that the ball is seated in, then the end result is the same. It was a waste of time and money from a manufacturing point of view in my opinion. The aluminium plug on the outside of the body allows any access needed and seals the chamber once the jet is installed.
  7. Thanks hchris. Noooow it's pretty clear.
  8. I read it again and I still have the same question???? I understand that the ball needs to be in place, but since it's not a check valve it doesn't move. It's fixed in place and sealed. So again I ask, what's the point???
  9. oh ok, thanks c49er. So it sounds like if I was to look into that hole it would be a cup shape with a small hole on the bottom I suspect. Similar to the recess that holds the smallest of the 3 balls in the rebuilt kit that is sort of on the opposite side of the lower body covering the "idle restriction tube" . By "staking" I'm guessing you mean like peaning the aluminium around the edge to keep the ball in place? Or could I use some JB weld to hold it in place? Sorry for my over curiosity but why would Carter bother to have that ball there if it doesn't serve any purpose. Why not just made that part of the casting solid around the jet, or am I not understanding something?
  10. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the inside of the top body. But for those not familiar with the EV1 model you can see the internal tube on the angle just above that aluminium plug. The casting opens up as the upper and bottom bodies meet so the entire cavity surrounding that ball including around the jet is open to that tube that goes to the top of the venturi. I can only assume that air is being drawn down that tube and through the centre of that jet. Right? Wrong?
  11. What is it's function? Like I mentioned it looks like it just leads to the space between the end of the jet and the end of the aluminium plug. As I mentioned my carb is on the car so I don't really have a clear image of what is in that hole but from the picture, it looks like a ball would just slip right through. As in the picture of the carb that has the ball, it looks like it's seated from the inside. If it has no purpose why couldn't I just fill the hole with JB weld? Or just leave it open as it is now? If it's plugged will I notice anything different in how the carb performs?
  12. I've discovered something abnormal about my Carter B&B EV1 carb. I'm missing what looks like a SS ball that is in the same tube that holds the accelerator pump jet. I should point out that I'm not a carb guy so I don't really understand all the circuits and how they function exactly. I rebuilt the carb a couple months ago and it works ok except very rich on start up. I was careful to take many pictures as I disassembled it and made sure I followed specs when reassembling it. However since I'm not a carb guy I didn't notice that the SS ball or whatever it is, was missing. I only found out when I came across another EV1 the other day and when I took the upper body off, I noticed what mine was missing. It looks like it is seated from the inside of the tube that holds the accelerator jet. So is air drawn down that tube on the outside of the upper body, from the top of the venturi and then past that SS ball? It looks like that SS ball is located between the head of the jet and the aluminium plug, which makes me wonder why it's there? I don't have the carb off my car right now and the other carb isn't mine yet so I haven't pulled that plug out to have a closer look. Could that be the reason my carb pushes out black soot on start up? Is there a remedy? There doesn't seem to be a p/n for that part. I've sent two pictures. My carb without it and the other carb that has it.
  13. oh ok. I remember in drag racing pit crews would make efforts to keep the fuel cool because hot fuel robs the fuel of power so to say in layman terms. So I had the impression that's what the heat shield was doing in this instance as well.
  14. I'm puzzled about the purpose of the heat shield. The fuel lines going into and coming out of the fuel pump are about 7-8 inches away from the exhaust manifold. However as the fuel line goes past the exhaust manifold on route to the carb it is within about an inch to inch and a half away from the exhaust manifold. Why wouldn't there be a heat shield there too?
  15. So I'm curious what might give you the impression that I'm driving the car, when the above photos clearly show the fuel pump off the car and in pieces. ????