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Carb tags
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:15:04 PM »
I no longer own a Shelby, however I would like to know, since my Chemo brain won't let me remember, WHO makes concours correct carb tags for your FOMOCO Holley carb, of course after you supply the information for the tag?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 07:33:57 PM »
I dont think I have ever seen anyone match the font properly

Kevin Marti does make carb tags
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 08:53:56 PM »
I dont think I have ever seen anyone match the font properly

Kevin Marti does make carb tags
+1 . Autolite is always different when compared to a genuine.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 09:12:21 PM »
Does some have a picture of a correct tag they can post?  I do not think I have ever seen a correct tag.

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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 09:32:19 PM »
Does some have a picture of a correct tag they can post?  I do not think I have ever seen a correct tag.

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Any thing specific so that we can post a related or one just like what your looking for?
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 09:33:57 PM »
1966 and 1967 GT-350 with a 715 Holley.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 10:28:38 PM »
1966 and 1967 GT-350 with a 715 Holley.

Sorry no pictures of those two. Don't recall ever seeing one on one of those carbs and looking at period pictures they seem to be lacking them also.  Have seen one or more owners make one (a carb tag) in the past.


66 magazine shot. All the typical tag locations have no tag attached





67 GT500 were attached at the top choke bracket attachment point
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 12:43:12 AM »
1966 and 1967 GT-350 with a 715 Holley.
That would be a good trick given they didn't get a tag typically.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 02:10:36 AM »
Below is a image of a FoMoCo Holley Carb Tag for your reference.  These are from a period high rise 1966 dual quad set up, Holley LIST 3360 and 3361.

I have never seen or heard of a carb tag for the Holley LIST 3259.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 07:59:04 AM »
I no longer own a Shelby, however I would like to know, since my Chemo brain won't let me remember, WHO makes concours correct carb tags for your FOMOCO Holley carb, of course after you supply the information for the tag?

Thanks in advance

I will make a suggestion.

I recommend that you find or take a good close up picture of an original tag or tags and include that information with your correspondence to exactly illustrate what you would like to replicate. A friend ordered a tag just by model year and assembly number and what arrived was not satisfactory with the shape of tag physically incorrect and it was stamped AUTOLITE® when originals for his car type were stamped FoMoCo®.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 08:04:58 AM »
I agree with posts 6 and 7 as I have never found a factory installed tag on any of the Holley® "R-3259" family of carburetors between the prototypes in 1964 to the last 'assembly line' ones for the 1967 model year. I have been working on them since the 1970s for myself and others and I have handled way too many unrestored dirty old assemblies to remember. No assembly tags.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 07:02:46 PM »
  I can add a little to this.  When I had Pony Carbs rebuild mine (for #0036) back around 2002, it came back with a carb tag.  I didn't send it in with one.  I always thought I lost it...somewhere.  Now I know that I didn't.

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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 09:09:36 PM »
1966 and 1967 GT-350 with a 715 Holley.
That would be a good trick given they didn't get a tag typically.

That is good to know.  Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 04:24:29 PM »
Here is a tag on a List 3259 Holley carb from a very late production 1966 GT350. It appears that it is the original carb to this particular car.

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Re: Carb tags
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 05:34:45 PM »
Here is a tag on a List 3259 Holley carb from a very late production 1966 GT350. It appears that it is the original carb to this particular car.


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R-3259, R-3259A, R-3259AAS, R-3259-1A, and R-3259-1AAS engineering versions wise, I have studied unrestored 1964 prototypes to 1967 ones installed by FAV® on some new GT40 road cars. I have studied unmolested and new old stock ones too many to add up. I have been looking literally since the cars were new. I have never seen a factory installed assembly tag on any of them.

To me the tag in your picture is a totally fake tag. I won't go into all the fine details to help fakers get better but some years ago I ordered a reproduction tag for a Ford 4100A carburetor from a well known company. The tag was not accurately done.  It had the same odd details as the one you have pictured.  I complained and I was told something like 'that is what I provide, take it or leave it'.

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