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Hey guys, I'm starting on my 26 Chevy. It's in nice shape I need to go through the fuel system and change the oil before trying to revive it from it's 20 year slumber. What oil do you recommend and do you guys have any advice for me as I set off on this journey. I'm really excited to get this car going and drive it and enjoy it some.
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Can anyone point me in the right direction to get parts for this carb? Also anyone know if the aluminum adaptor is a stock piece or if this carb goes with this engine? I know the engine was bored .40 to clean it up when it was restored but I don't know anything else that was changed.

 

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Neither the adapter or the carburetor originally came with the engine.

 

The carb is an aftermarket Rayfield design, produced by the Marvel/Schebler Division of Borg-Warner, and sold through the cut-rate catalog supply parts houses. I doubt very seriously if any parts are available.

 

Jon.

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Neither the adapter or the carburetor originally came with the engine.

 

The carb is an aftermarket Rayfield design, produced by the Marvel/Schebler Division of Borg-Warner, and sold through the cut-rate catalog supply parts houses. I doubt very seriously if any parts are available.

 

Jon.

So that's unfortunate. Any ideas on what I can do for a carb for this car?

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The original carburetor was a Carter type RX-0 (that is a zero, not an ooh) tag number 4s. Don't expect to ever see a tagged one, as the tags were made of red cardboard! ;) The original Carters were not very good, and are very expensive (but rebuilt, they are a thing of beauty! ;) )

 

There are a number of universal replacement carbs available (you will need the adapter that you have).

 

In alphabetic order, Carter, Stromberg, and Zenith all made acceptable to excellent units, all of which have parts availability. There are also some others out there similiar in quality and availability of parts to what you have.

 

If you want more extensive information, call during normal telephone hours (see signature), and I will be happen to discuss. Then, if you wish, you can post the info here.

 

Jon.

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The original carburetor was a Carter type RX-0 (that is a zero, not an ooh) tag number 4s. Don't expect to ever see a tagged one, as the tags were made of red cardboard! ;) The original Carters were not very good, and are very expensive (but rebuilt, they are a thing of beauty! ;) )

 

There are a number of universal replacement carbs available (you will need the adapter that you have).

 

In alphabetic order, Carter, Stromberg, and Zenith all made acceptable to excellent units, all of which have parts availability. There are also some others out there similiar in quality and availability of parts to what you have.

 

If you want more extensive information, call during normal telephone hours (see signature), and I will be happen to discuss. Then, if you wish, you can post the info here.

 

Jon.

This works for me. I'm a bit out of my depth here. I'll call you tomorrow. Thanks

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I am not sure how original you want to look , but as I recall my ex-wife's father had a 1941- 42 Chevrolet / GMC truck cab-over-engine updraft carburetor on his 1927 Chevrolet Huckster.  I don't believe he needed any adaptors to mount it.  Not sure if he had to change the throttle linkage.

 

I believe it is the one shown in this link:   http://old-carburetors.com/Chevy/pages/008-Chevy.htm

 

By pressing "Home" you can look at other carburators including a few other updrafts.

 

The 1927 Huckster ran really nice with that carb.

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I am not sure how original you want to look , but as I recall my ex-wife's father had a 1941- 42 Chevrolet / GMC truck cab-over-engine updraft carburetor on his 1927 Chevrolet Huckster.  I don't believe he needed any adaptors to mount it.  Not sure if he had to change the throttle linkage.

 

I believe it is the one shown in this link:   http://old-carburetors.com/Chevy/pages/008-Chevy.htm

 

By pressing "Home" you can look at other carburators including a few other updrafts.

 

The 1927 Huckster ran really nice with that carb.

I'm not concerned with original to be honest. I just want to drive it and enjoy it.

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I guess u should update this thread. I have the car running and driving. I still need to register it but it is a blast to drive. Slow and scary lol. I was able to just go through this carb and made my own gasket. I'm still learnin the timing advance thing so if you have any tips I'd like to hear them

 

 

 

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