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Old 03-15-2008, 10:17 PM
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In looking for something today I found a carb rebuild kit

Its new in the sealed plastic bag. Its for a 2 barrel carb but there is no labels so I have no idea what its for.

Its kindof like finding money in your pocket for an unknown country.

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Old 03-15-2008, 10:28 PM
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whats a carb
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:45 PM
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whats a carb
It's that hole in your bong.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:01 AM
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2bbl huh ?

I know our old (1975) Dodge van had a 318 with a 2 barrel.

I can't think of any motorcycle with a 2 barrel.

I think that some VW's in the 70's came stock with a 2 barrel.

How big are the throats ? That might narrow things down well if you really want to find out what it goes to.

Tom, list out all your old cars (you remember all of them and their carburetion...right =) Don't forget all the parents/bros/sisters/friends that you might have ever bought parts for =) =) =)

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I'm sure that someday I too will start finding car parts that I forgot I had.


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Old 03-16-2008, 12:17 AM
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Thanks.

A carb is a carburator.

Yeah, I tried thinking of cars I owned with 2 barrels and couldn't come up with very many.

My 52 pontiac maybe, and my 51 caddy. I am sceptical that this is for either one though.

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:00 AM
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Ford used one 2 bbl carb for about 20 years of production- from about 1958 ( after the "tea-pot" carb) well into the 1970, maybe even the 1980s.
2 bbl carbs were used on V8 production engines from 221 cubic inch to 390 cid, probably the most-produced carb in history. ( except for the Model T--they made 15 million model Ts--but used several carb designs)
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Thanks.

A carb is a carburator.

Yeah, I tried thinking of cars I owned with 2 barrels and couldn't come up with very many.

My 52 pontiac maybe, and my 51 caddy. I am sceptical that this is for either one though.

Tom W
The two barrel was the standard on most cars with small V8's in the '70s and '80s. Chrysler used a ton of them. Carter made many excellent carburetors during that period. The "BBD" seems to ring a bell. Holley also produced copies of Carter's two barrels so that Chrysler could have a competitor. The Holley never worked as well as the Carter.........it was an excellent carb.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:58 AM
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The Zenith's Mercedes used in the 60's and early 70's were all 2 barrel. Own any of those?
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:14 AM
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I only had one mercedes with a two barrell and I parted it out.

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:12 PM
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The air-cooled VW's used a Solex single barrel carb. Aftermarket VW offerings came in 2-bbl Weber, Zenith or Dellorto.

I'm thinking perhaps British, German Opel or early Japanese (280Z) engines used the 2-bbl...sidedraft Strombergs perhaps?
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:30 PM
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What old Ferrari do you have?


I remember you saying you had an old 250 or something....

Those are 2 barrels.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:44 PM
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Its a '59 gt 250 pf coupe.

AFIK rebuild kits for it are still unobtainable. I made new gaskets for it by tracing the old ones on the drawing board and cutting the new gasket out with an exacto knife.

This kit is either a solex or some type of 'merican car I think.

Tom W

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