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What carb is this? (29chev?)

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I was in the process of ordering new gaskets and whatnot for my 1929 Chevrolet 194. After seeing some images my carb looks nothing like any of the examples.

What do I have? The engine is original to the car, but that doesnt mean anything else is.

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This is a Tillotson model JR-5 and is an aftermarket replacement for Chevrolet. Two models of Carter brass bowl carbs were used in 1929. The early cars had a Carter 125S and can be recognized by a short fat accelerator pump and the later 1929s used a Carter 136S that had a long skinny pump. There are kits available for the Tillotson and if you look you can find the Carters. Be careful if you buy rebuilt Carters and I recommend you ask around the VCCA Chev Club for reputable rebuilders. Also the Carter 150S carb from 1930/31 can be used on the 1929. These may need re-jetting. 

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I'm running a Tilllotson Carb  just like this on my '31 Chev (has a 1930 engine, 1929 head), and it works just fine. Needed to do a bit of work to get the original air cleaner to fit. Unless you are concerned about show quality, I would not bother switching. A good quality Tillotson can be had for about $100+, a good rebuilt Carter $500.

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4 minutes ago, Gunsmoke said:

I'm running a Tilllotson Carb  just like this on my '31 Chev (has a 1930 engine, 1929 head), and it works just fine. Needed to do a bit of work to get the original air cleaner to fit. Unless you are concerned about show quality, I would not bother switching. A good quality Tillotson can be had for about $100+, a good rebuilt Carter $500.

I like the way you think!! The air cleaner was on it when I bought the car and even a nice show car can have parts like this to show its life.

 

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