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 Posted: 12-07-2015 06:14 pm
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Where is the best place to have the crabs rebuilt. They have not been done since the car was new. It runs but after 40 years is can probably better. Thanks

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 Posted: 12-08-2015 04:46 am
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Not that hard to do...you0 can order rebuild kits from Delta and also needle seats and new needles, if needed, and setting up and adjusting is in the shop manual...

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 Posted: 12-08-2015 05:49 am
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If the car has a lot of miles on it, a simple rebuild may not do it. The throttle axle wears out the bore in the carb body, causing vacuum leaks and all the associated tuning problems. Check if there is any play in any of them, if there is you are looking at having the bores bushed. Or preferably: the carbs binned and replaced by a set of Dell'Ortos, Webers or FI throttle bodies.

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 Posted: 12-08-2015 12:59 pm
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As Frank say's it's a relatively simple task if you at least a bit mechanically inclined and the cost is quite low. But if you must have it done outside I have heard this guy is good, no personal knowledge. http://joecurto.com/
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 Posted: 12-08-2015 08:32 pm
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Many years ago I had my carbs rebuilt by Apple Hydraulics. Since then I have had to replace some of the rubber bits, but otherwise they have been doing fine. Their website:
http://www.applehydraulics.com/carbs.htm

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 Posted: 12-09-2015 05:49 am
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I hear good things about Joe Curto..and I have bought smaller bits and pieces from him and found him to be very helpful and friendly and willing to offer help as needed.

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 Posted: 12-09-2015 04:44 pm
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I'd just like to second Joachim's comment about the throttle axel play. It's one thing to do it yourself as there's certainly nothing wrong with freshening up the carbs with a new kit. But if you pay somebody to do this, make certain they address that play or you'll end up with a problem for which you'll always be compensating.

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Thanks for all the information. I willprobably send them out to be rebuilt. I am going through the car as it has set for at least 20 yrs only being started up once a year.
it starts and runs but should be better. Any suggestions on what I should look at would be appreciated

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 Posted: 12-10-2015 12:56 pm
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Well if your getting the carb's sorted then you next best spot to spend a few $$$ would be to go electronic ignition, quite a few options available and well worth the expense.

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 Posted: 12-10-2015 02:11 pm
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Thanks Brett do you have any specific recommendations and rough cost

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Given how long the car has been sitting, I would definitely replace the cam drive belt. Even if it looks OK, I would worry about failure due to aging. Cheap insurance against a major expense.

I would also replace, or at least carefully check, the other rubber bits around the engine: fuel lines, water hoses, oil hoses to the oil cooler and engine mounts. Not quite as critical, but could keep you from having getting stuck and having to get a tow home.

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 Posted: 12-10-2015 08:39 pm
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Or the par-for-the-course engine fire. If you still have a plastic T-piece in the fuel line (between the carbs) do not start it up before it has been replaced! A leak there drips down on the distributor, engine fire almost guaranteed as a consequence.

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 Posted: 12-11-2015 01:27 am
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Thanks for the warnings. I changed the fuel T a long time ago but it has been awhile for the cam drive belt.
I'll check out the other rubber parts.

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