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Old 08-24-2011, 12:14 PM
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1973 280 carb?

I may be looking for a replacement carb for a 73 280.
Anyone have a known good one lying around? If so, how much?
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:31 PM
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Not I. Uh-oh, what did you do?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:11 PM
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is this the four barrell?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:34 PM
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Don't know, just looking at a car for the son and found a 73 280 here local for a mere $800 and I may be able to talk down. Seller says it may need a new carb, but a rebuild may be all it needs.
I'll go tomorrow and take a look at it. We'll see.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:11 PM
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Just get the kit and rebuild/clean it up.
Easy once youv'e done it a few times.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:46 AM
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Easy once youv'e done it a few times.


Are you looking forward to this? If you think alternator repair is fun.....
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:16 PM
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That would be a solex 4A1. Lots of posts here about how poor after ages due to the plates warping.

Buy a rochester and 4-barrel, holly, etc that has an automatic choke and get it jetted right for the displacement. The only hard part is getting the right jets and then getting the linkage right. Both issues are covered if you search here.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:09 PM
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I went through this back when, adapting a q jet to my bmw 3 liter six. I had several junkyard carbs on it but finally found an older one with manual choke and manual secondary actuation. Then I bought metering rods for a 67 pontiac sprint and it was pretty excellent.
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