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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Carb problem - What carb do i have?

Ok so i know i have a Carter, but thats it,,,

Its in my 64' SS with 327. I'v only had the car a short time & i don't know if anything or everything is original.

The car sat for maybe 10+ years, just recently had it running for about a week, & now all of a sudden its not spraying any fuel. I'm thinking i need to tear into the carb but i don't want to take it apart till i know more about it, as in style? model? series?... any info would help.

PS, I removed the the steel line from pump to carb, replaced a section with rubber hose & put in a clear filter before the carbs internal metalic filter, this was done before ever cranking the engine, & the clear filter seems to still be clean & is filling up with fuel.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 08:40 PM
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a picture would be nice. It probably needs a new pump leather, that comes in the kit.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 10:43 PM
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All of my time has been spent on the Holley's but a few general idea's would be the same.

1. Remove that stock filter entirely, or just try cleaning it and re-installing it. Personally, I always take them out.

2. Is there a sight-hole for checking float level? Can't hurt to see that the bowl has fuel in it.

3. Does the Carter have a needle & seat like a Holley? Sometimes they can get stuck due to some kind of foreign material. On a Holley, you can sometimes clear it up by giving the top of the needle & seat a gentle rap with a small hammer, or by tapping the float bowl.

I like DG's idea too, if the rubber/cork pump piece gets a tear in it, you'd have very little or no squirt.

I've got a thick Carter carb book that I can dig out if necessary.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 10:58 PM
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Also a lot of the Carter carbs on these early 60's Chevys (1958-'65) are actually Rochester 4GC models not a Carter model WCFB or AFB or the even newer AVS as the Carter takes a Holley style manifold which was not commonly used on anything other than the Corvette before 1968.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 07:12 AM
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As the others have said. Don't blame the carb just yet. Check the fuel pump first.  69
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