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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: List 3259 65 GT350 Carb fitting
« on: August 08, 2022, 06:59:58 PM »
I think it has a W circled and some weird design.
Few would look close enough. I was hesitant to post my link as it isn’t “correct”

Sometimes you just need to connect two parts

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Drew would tell him That it is easier to buy a whole carb than to find metering blocks.

If function is the key, no problem.
If you need the stamp for it to be correct, good luck.

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Oh god… I’ll regret this.

I totally agree with you Doug. 😂😂😂😂

Probably has to do with the casting sand, or moisture content, etc. I have a lot of original, never molested units that vary greatly.

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+1 Especially the brightness added by the flash used in some many of these film cameras of the time

It is fun being a investigator of sorts with auto archeology. Half the fun with trying to restore carbs to “original” vs pretty was just this. Finding nos examples, trying to figure what aging added. Same with intakes, finding those hidden sections that were covered etc and maybe retained a few sq inch section of unoxidized finish.
A thing I have to remind myself tho when making something to a standard, is that the original manufacturer did not. They were just making a product. Variations due to batches, or a million other factors left most things wildly variable even when new.
Holleys to a much larger extent than something like raw aluminum…. But the point stands.

I’ll try to find the intake photos I took when testing fine garnet. I do not believe it looks correct, but maybe it will send someone else down the path of experimenting with it.

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Yessir Mr Bob. The closest I got to the dull stark white was when blasting with fine Garnet.

I think what you see in the images I took is probably “brighter” than reality.

Pictures as they are, often misleading. Especially black and white photos.
Smoother I 100% agree. But I think there is no way around that. When something arrives trashed, it’s kinda just whatever you can do to get it to where you can.

Appreciate the input. All aiming for the same thing

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Hi. I’d drew. I can do all kindsa neat obscure stuff. But I’m not smart enough to post photos correctly.

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For what it’s worth.

I’ve taken to using zinc shot for restoring intakes.
Expensive, but it is the most original finish I’ve found so far.

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This one was built by me.

Happy to provide customer support for new owner.
Will list this on my page too.

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Concours Talk / Re: No more CJ's Pony Parts for me
« on: June 13, 2022, 07:46:13 PM »
A few thoughts as I’m a vendor, perhaps I have a different point of view.

-local store?  Whaaaaat?  For most people that doesn’t exist, nor has it ever. Even if I go to a local auto parts store, they 100% of the time have to order it and generally they have no clue what I’m talking about.

-Occasionally losing money on shipping or losing a small profit to keep a customer happy is just good business. I would go so far as to say that as a mail order business it is kinda expected. I cannot hold a customer responsible for shipping damage, I eat it 100% of the time. My lost profit is made up for with loyalty and respect.

-regarding Branda or any people who answer a phone all day and for the most part get asked annoying questions…. I cannot excuse it, but seriously, I understand. It may not be you, it might have been the irrational person they just got off the phone with. I could tell stories of the guy who sent 140 emails over a rebuild, or just how downright mean and irrational some folks get.
I don’t give out a phone number for a reason.

Ok. Carry on 😉

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The Lounge / Re: Gotta Fish Carburetors
« on: June 04, 2022, 09:55:06 PM »
I suggest Ed Jenkins
I helped teach him basic plating and his restorations seem to look nice and function well. 

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Services Offered / Re: I made a webpage for my Holley parts
« on: June 01, 2022, 11:58:50 AM »
No expert here Mr Steve.
Just fortunate to have worked on 1,000+ of these. Figured I’d share what info I have learned.

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Services Offered / Re: I made a webpage for my Holley parts
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:33:02 AM »
Doug,
I was the door gunner on a submarine for many years.
I was discharged at the rank of General Nuisance.

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Services Offered / Re: I made a webpage for my Holley parts
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:17:06 AM »
Lol, yeah Doug, just some stuff I’ve been doing in my free time 😂

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Services Offered / I made a webpage for my Holley parts
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:12:12 AM »
In the course of doing restorations, I often have had thousands of custom parts made.
These were sitting in bins in my shop.
I’ve also gotten requests for rebuild kits and parts for the specific Ford carbs I work on, etc.
I decided it was time to get the stuff all listed for sale in one place.

https://www.afscarbs.com/

In the future I hope to have 5-6 hour rebuild videos available. I will continue to list parts as I have time (there are a ton of them).
Blog posts will be added with technical information periodically.

Check it out
Thanks
Drew

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