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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2018, 06:08:33 PM »
For FE Power member David here I did a 3310 recently....
I tried to do a lighter yellow, but the secondary lever still turned out bright.  A decent light yellow vs and bright gold is often the difference in a few seconds of the dip and a few minutes to perfect drying.  I really need a small oven that I can control air flow and temp from 90-120 would be useful for this.
I also did the needle and seat parts with the bright zinc and blue dichromate.
I also in the last picture plated the throttle plates and soaked them in the black dichromate, which I think left a nice finish.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2018, 06:40:51 PM »
Dig it.
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« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2018, 10:54:07 AM »
   The extra effort shows Drew, nice job!

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2018, 04:03:34 PM »
I think the canooter valve is crooked. 
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2018, 05:21:10 PM »
You shoulda seen the canooter valve before.....
holes drilled in the choke horn so it was a homemade double pumper.
and the carb appeared to be sitting in some sort of epoxy.  I had to soak it for a day to get the stuff gooey enough to peel off.
I had to clean it like 40 times to get all that black stuff to stop oozing out.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2018, 06:44:48 PM »
Probably a leaking permatexbottle,there is
evil gnomes loosening permatexbottle lids
and tipping them over when you look in the
other direction.Preferably on your camcard,
the jacket you put aside to not get it dirty
Or your gasket set

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2018, 08:20:35 PM »
hah, more likely paint.... tho your permatex story sounds like it *may* have happened to someone :)

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2018, 02:04:29 PM »
Atleast paint dries and dont stay sticky for eternityhttp://
The p-tex incident may have happened to me a few times ::)
Anyway beautyful carbs Drew

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #83 on: January 15, 2018, 04:06:24 PM »
Thanks Jared, I'll try that out sometime.
I've been using simple green in an ultrasonic cleaner at 125degrees.  Typically 2-3 15 minute runs do the trick.  I need to find another cleaner for aluminum as SG makes them kinda get a smut that needs to be cleaned off.
Drew, I've heard that PineSol is a good alternative.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2018, 12:51:18 PM »
So a fellow Ford brother sent me a 390 GT carb to redo.

It isn't perfect, and getting the black dichromate to look right takes a ton of work.  The secondary link just didn't want to take, had to redo many pieces a few times to get them to look decent.  I might need to figure out how to do black oxide to make them look more original.

Anyway here is my attempt:

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2018, 03:13:58 PM »
That GT carb looks really good, Drew!
Just a month or so ago I traded away two of those carbs for GTs; a C7 and a C6. The C7 was in really good shape, didn't appear to have ever been a core or rebuilt. It still had the Autolite tag on it but was missing the transfer tube. Very clean inside and no schmutz on the outside. Kept hoping that I was going to stumble across someone restoring a correct Fairlane that just "had to have" that carb....didn't happen.
The C6 was a little rougher and had been through a rebuilder shop, could see the remains of the adhesive tag on it.
The inside was a bit beat up on the C6 as well.
Didn't seem as though there was much of a market for those as cores and I needed a nice steering wheel, soooooo away they went.

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« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2018, 08:29:51 PM »
Looks excellent!
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2018, 09:25:05 PM »
Well I appreciate all the input from the folks here on trying to nail the looks of these original factory carbs.
There were one or two things I did wrong color wise on this GT carb, but forgivable ones.

Finished plating your BJ/BK hardware a few minutes ago, trying to get those just so as well.....  I think most of the hardware on those are like a light silvery/grey cad.  I'll see what they look like when they all dry, I can always give em a light yellow tint if needed or if it doesn't look right.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2018, 10:44:39 PM »
Looks great, Drew! The only thing missing is the ink stamps! I don't recall original carbs having the shiny look to them, so yours look perfect.
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
I considered ink stamps, but honestly I have no clue what they mean at all :P

This one had a very very faint 17 on the driverside of the choke horn.