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Old 10-27-2009, 02:36 AM
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Default Carburetor leakage

Hallo to the community,

In my 61 T-Bird is an autolite carburetor mounted. I found a slightly leakage in the area of the accelerator pump. The membrane was broken, I changed it but the leakage is still there.
Because the carburetor is old I think about to let it rebuild for example at pony carburetors, or buy a new one, or buy a different Type as Edelbrock, or what ever is the better choice.

What do You think about, how would You decide?

Thanks for input
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:55 AM
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Default Carburetor leakage

Hi There! You might be able to save yourself some money by having the carb rebuilt. I dont know what Pony would charge to rebuild it, but I hear they do very good work. It would be like having a brand new carb on the car. I, along with a lot of other Tbird owners here, use Edlebrock carbs. I have a 1406 600CFM carb and it is very good. I am pleased with it. Many people are pleased with Edlebrock carbs.

Maybe someone here has a good working spare carb that they would be agreeable to parting with. If so, hopefully, one of them will send you a Private Message.

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Old 10-27-2009, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by whpaul View Post
...What do You think about, how would You decide?...
Rebuild kits include a new accelerator pump. You can rebuild your carburetor in just two hours or so. If you aren't mechanically inclined, buy a new carburetor.

I rebuild my own because after it is done, everything fits with no alterations. - Dave
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