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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2018, 09:19:54 AM »
Not sure Drew but methinks they were some Q.C. control stamp added at the very end of assembly. Anybody really know?
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2018, 12:47:40 PM »
Like most all of Ford's assembly procedures, they would stamp for inspection at various stages of assembly. I've had some NOS BJ/BK and various other carbs, and they all had a stamp on the choke horn and one on the float bowls. Just a guess, but I'd venture to say the choke horn stamp was an inspection of the main body for flaws. Only problem is finding identical original or NOS carbs to match the stamp with each style of carb. But unless someone is going after a Gold certificate for show purposes...who cares. They still look awesome. :)
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2018, 04:44:38 PM »

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2018, 05:24:37 PM »
They look beautiful.
I wonder if hvy' is going to use those on his Galaxie or are they for another project?
Inquiring minds want to know. ;)
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #94 on: March 15, 2018, 06:26:34 PM »
They will go back on the car.
I'm pretty impressed with how they look, saving as much of the original finish as possible was the right way to go, and I'm sure that Drew probably had a lot more time in those than on a set that he refinished to his level of detail. Very easy to work with and I appreciate his efforts.
Keeping them as original as possible was a lot more work but keeps them consistent with the rest of the engine.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2018, 01:52:14 PM »
tested many of the carbs and shipped them out,
built foxwell some 3310's, they tested great, need to get them boxed up.
Started with some junky 3310-4's

IMG_0410 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

Put in different boosters and cleaned them up A LOT

IMG_0475 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr


Bill's bj/bk's tested funky, so I'll be messing with them a good bit more tomorrow when it's warmer, kinda cold and dreary today.

I'd left for the weekend so I mass batched about 7 carbs so they could dry/cure while I was gone.
Built a 600 for Marc/turbohunter

IMG_0518 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

Build thread for that is here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AirFuelSParkTech/photos/?tab=album&album_id=223810655024340

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2018, 07:14:53 PM »
Thanks for another carb Drew. It's really great to be able to tell you what we need and you build it with the utmost care. My last carb was darn near perfect out of the box. I'm sure this one will be the same. Thank you.
Marc
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'67 Fairlane 427+ FE TBB (to be built yet)
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #97 on: April 01, 2018, 06:04:26 PM »
Urchinhead asked me to redo some linkage for him.

The piece is too large and more importantly with the shadows and stuff it'd be really hard to plate evenly.  Plus black dichromate is a bit of a pain, the coating needs to be perfect and even then I need to redo easy parts 3-4 times to get them perfect.

So I did the sensible thing and bought a kit for black oxide.  The only annoying part about this stuff is the "off color" is rusty brown (it's not rust).  Anyway here is my attempt, the throttle rod is zinc plated and dipped in a blue dichromate, the large part is dipped in a black oxide.

IMG_0616 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0617 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0618 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

It's a weird material to work with.... unlike old school black oxide it is a cold dip.  You media blast and clean the parts, set them in the liquid and let them sit for 30 minutes.  When done you dip them in a penetrating sealant, and once dry you kinda polish it with a rag and reseal it a few times as the stuff soaks in.  It looks nice, but I have ZERO clue as far as how it'll do in the long run.

Either way, hope you like it Urchinhead.
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #98 on: April 03, 2018, 07:07:06 PM »
I like it already! Thanks again for all of your efforts. I bought a Skat blasting cabinet a few weeks back and will have few questions for you in the relatively near future.
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #99 on: April 03, 2018, 09:38:48 PM »
Sure ask away. 
This is the Caswell black oxide kit with their penetrating oil (which smells remarkably like expensive mineral spirits)

The black part I cleaned, media blasted, cleaned.... blew with air for hours while spraying with carb cleaner to get any stray media out of the joints.
Set it in the black oxide mix for 20 minutes, pulled out, and immediately wiped down with the penetrating oil.  an hour later I polished the part with a rag and reapplied the penetrating sealant.  Not too bad really

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #100 on: June 05, 2018, 10:13:59 PM »
I haven't been posting much here.
I've been kinda fine tuning my 2x4 calibration, aiming for perfection.  Just funny how much each set seems to want something a little tiny bit different.

Had my plating tanks get contaminated which sucked.... took several days to get back into operations.  Really a science/black art this plating stuff.  Once I got it all worked out I turned out four sets of 600's and a handful of other single 4v's.
Figured I'd share because I'm bored offshore at 11pm.

IMG_0674 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0677 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0679 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0780 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0669 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0688 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0690 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

IMG_0775 by Drew Pojedinec, on Flickr

Yes, I could tell you what this last one means, but then I'd have to kill you......  :P