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Drew Pojedinec

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List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« on: February 08, 2020, 01:34:19 PM »
Just that. I normally donít post a lot here, certainly not advertisement stuff as Iím normally too busy to bother with ďdrumming up work.Ē
Iím just really proud of this project.

A member here sent me a 3259 which had been in a garage fire.
Honestly when I first got it, I was unsure there would be much I could do for it.

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 01:37:09 PM »
It took nearly a day to get it all apart as the fire fighting water had seized everything.
Took a good bit of heat and persistence to get the original throttle and choke shafts out.


I had to run the carb through my cleaning process 3-4 times before I could even begin to think about rechromating it.

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 01:38:42 PM »
That's magic!  Well done. 8)

Drew Pojedinec

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 01:41:16 PM »
Amazingly enough, there were only three pieces I could not save.
Choke lever, choke fast idle plate, and the choke idle cam. Everything else was from the original carb.


Sadly, I could not get the carb up to my normal standard. I also suspect the chromate will not last as long on the castings as they were severely contaminated.
What this means is that over time the castings will become greyer.

Also amazingly enough, when I tested the carb out, everything ran perfectly (which I honestly had my doubts about)
Proof of these being the same part:

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 02:47:39 PM »
That is impressive work, well done
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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 02:50:48 PM »
That is impressive work, well done

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 04:00:54 PM »
Wow.

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 05:36:47 PM »
Drew,

Can you rebuild Holley teapot carbs [from a '57 E-thunderbird]???

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 06:05:25 PM »
I would rather stick with 4160/4150 style carbs. I simply donít have enough time as it is to complete the work that comes in.

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 09:37:16 PM »
Drew,

Can you rebuild Holley teapot carbs [from a '57 E-thunderbird]???

Steve

Steve:  we shipped a Teapot for our neighbor to a carb place awhile back.  Ill check with them how they liked it
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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 08:38:20 AM »
Thank you Jim.

Cheers,

Steve
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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 11:20:37 AM »
Nice work
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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 05:06:12 PM »
    For those unfamiliar with Drew, he is a restorer that gives a damn about what he does not how MUCH he does. For example silver parts are silver and black accelerator arms and choke rods are black on early carbs like they should be. He has spent countless  hours getting the right finishes . Not too "green" , not too "gold". His fine tuning ability is second to none.
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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 06:07:34 PM »
^^^ About as solid a testimonial you will find in these parts.

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Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2020, 06:31:16 PM »
^^^ About as solid a testimonial you will find in these parts.

Randy and many others were instrumental to this when I had a two year long thread testing out different chemical concoctions trying for different effects.
Those who gave constant feedback, often visiting my shop to give feedback on what they remembered the parts looking like in 1965,and the 100ís who sent me carbs to restore when my technique was less than perfect are the real heros here.

Now on my third year, Iím still learning and improving, just trying to preserve a craft that would otherwise be lost during my lifetime. I am currently 41 years old and would like to continue doing this for as long as I can.