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Old 07-12-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Carb rebuild kit for '40 V8

Who would I contact for the best carb rebuild kit ?

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Old 07-12-2016, 04:52 PM   #2
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I'm sure Charlie ny can fix you up with a high quality kit, or send you in the right direction. He is on this site.

The key to a good kit is having a leather accel pump and a proper power valve that seals correctly. The rubber accel pumps don't last as long even if the kit says it's alcohol complient.

Charlie's info is below.

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I use Kens Carburetors.
1-203-260-5945.
He has ethanol proof power valves and fuel pump diaphragms.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:47 PM   #4
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I use Kens Carburetors.
1-203-260-5945.
He has ethanol proof power valves and fuel pump diaphragms.
Ditto for Kens Carburetors aka ken ct. - He's getting out of the hobby and liquidating his inventory of parts. His email is: IGADORE@SBCGLOBAL.NET

His carb and pump kits are bulletproof....
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:09 PM   #5
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:07 PM   #6
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If your carbs. are 81-97- 45 Stromberg try.

www.VintageSpeed.com
www.stromberg-97.com
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:15 AM   #7
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Default Re: Carb rebuild kit for '40 V8

I don't usually get involved with these types of discussions which tend to become negative and unproductive for our hobby. But I thought I should chime in on Ken's behalf because a few years ago I sent him a carb and it came back in excellent condition and I was very pleased with the quality and my car purred like a kitten with that carb. I saw no signs of "silver paint" or shoddy workmanship. Later I sent him a fuel pump and, it too, came back in excellent condition. I was very pleased with Ken's work.
I recently got a rebuilt carb from CharlieNY and, it too, is of the utmost quality and works perfectly.
I think both these fellows are true craftsmen and would recommend either of them. Doug.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:50 AM   #8
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Dayton (in Florida) sells a good carb kit, they have a web site.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #9
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I think the "Boss" has deleted some inappropriate posts on this thread. Hope the posters got the word
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:39 AM   #10
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Spoke to Ken and he's got a rebuild kit on the way. I'll rebuild when I get it

I really don't have a lot of time in my life for negative BS. Too much time is wasted with all that.

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Old 07-28-2016, 01:20 PM   #11
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I rebuilt the carb today. I was surprised that I didn't have any left over parts !! That's a good thing !

When I started it up....there was no black soot coming from the tail pipe ! Which one of the parts that I installed would have corrected this ? It also idles a lot better than before.

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Old 07-28-2016, 01:45 PM   #12
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Power valve I spec, leaking gas (not sealing or ruptured) or vacuum (in power valve chamber due to bad gasket around throttle body) or needle valve not shutting completely.
That's the most obvious ones.
Glad you got it sorted.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:04 PM   #13
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As Charlie NY has said, the '94s tend to have issues if the throttle shaft has too much wear between the base and shaft. Charlie fixes hem with an oversize shaft. he has done two for me so far.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:42 PM   #14
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Thx guys. Appreciate it.

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