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I'm in the process of detailing my engine and when I removed my carb it had the infamous burn through I've heard about on here.:eek: It's a carter and it has burned through the plate and the bottom of the carb on the drivers side about an inch or so long. What are my options? I would like to keep it as simple as possible. Is this repairable. Is it worth trying to get another carter or should I just get an Edelbrock? I'm not really trying to stay stock but I don't want to have to change any thing around to install something differant, like vacuum lines or linkage. thanks a bunch, always a bundle of info here.

Joey #12735

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Joey,

How did it run before the carb was removed? If it ran OK, you can prabably use the carb as long as you use the steel plate underneath it. I would get a carb base gasket and see if it covers the burn through area. If the gasket covers it, you may be able to save it.

Let me know what you find and we can take it from there.

Tim

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Joey,

One thing that most guys don't realize when they go to an aftermarket carb, even the Edelbrock AFB is that all of the newer carbs have a larger neck on them and the OE breather no longer fits. I'd try some JB weld to fill the crack and like Tims says, go with it. Paul Bowsher sells a thicker stainless steel gasket for the AFB if you think that might help. Google his name and nailhead and you'll find a link to his website. You also didn't mention the year of your car. The aftermarket carbs don't have provisions for operating your kick down or, if applicable, your switch pitch converter.

Ed

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While the process would require total disassembly of the carburetor; there are welders who are capable of repairing the damage. We have had several that were burned clear through that were difficult numbers and worth the salvage effort.

But as stated by the others posting in this thread; try a new heat baffle plate, and try it as is (assuming you don't see any holes going all the way through).

The salvage process will become much more wide-spread in coming years, as a few years with ethanol, and the INSIDE of the bowls look the same way as your throttle body.

Jon.

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