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General

Q: Do you paint your carbs?

A: No, we do not. Paint is a temporary cosmetic fix, and doesn't mix well with gas!

 

Q: What types of carbs do you rebuild/sell?

A: We rebuild and sell(In chronological order):

- Holley 94/2100-Equipped on 1930's to 50's Ford Flathead V8's and 50's Y Block V8's

- Autolite 2100-Equipped on 1950's to 60's V8 Ford, Edsel, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

- Autolite 4100-Equipped on 1950's to 60's V8 Ford, Edsel, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

- Autolite 4300-Equipped on 1960's to 70's Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles.

- Autolite 1100-Equipped on 1960's Inline 6 Ford, Edsel, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

- MotorCraft 2100/2150-Equipped on 1970's to 80's V8 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

 

Q: Is a core required to be sent when I purchase a carb?

A: No, our carburetors are sold outright with no core required. And, see the next question.

 

Q: Do you buy cores?

A: Yes, we do buy cores, primarily Autolite 2100's and 4100's, Contact Us for more information.

 

Q: What methods of payment are accepted?

A: We accept Paypal(which can accept most major credit cards), Money Orders, and Personal Checks. Keep in mind that personal checks require up to 10 business days to clear.

 

Q: What is a Dashpot?

A: A dashpot is an anti-stall device equipped on automatic transmission cars because of their lower idle RPM. It acts as a cushion when one lets off the throttle so the throttle blades don't snap closed and choke the engine.

 

Q: What is the purpose of the 1" OEM spacer?

A: The Original equipment FoMoCo spacers, both 2 and 4 barrel, have a port for the PCV(Positive Crankcase Ventilation). They also improve low-end torque!

 

Q: Do I have the correct carb for my vehicle? How can I identify the correct coded carb?

A: Check out our Carburetor Codes section, under Technical Info, or you can Contact Us.

 

Q: How can I calculate the CFM requirements for my engine?

A: Check out the CFM Formula, under Technical Info.

 

Q: Where can I find information on carburetor installation?

A: Check out our Installation Tips section, under Technical Info.

 

Q: On eBay listings, are file photos used?

A: Only for parts; the pictures in the carburetor listing are of the actual carb for sale.

 

Rebuilds

Q: What is the turnaround time on rebuilds?

A: Typical turnaround time is 4-5 business days upon receiving your carb. You will be emailed when we receive the carb, when the carb is shipped out(with pictures), as well as any updates during the rebuild. You can find more details on the Rebuilds page.

 

Q: How often should a carburetor be rebuilt?

A: A carb should be rebuilt at least every other year, whether the vehicle is driven daily or seasonally, as modern gas tends to go bad within a few months of sitting.

 

Q: Do you plate your carbs?

A: We currently do not use plating on our carbs as of yet, but we are currently testing with a local plater, and should be able to offer some of our stock as plated in the near future.

 

Shipping

 

Q: What shipping service do you use?

A: We use USPS on all items; carburetors or parts, domestic or international. USPS allows us to ship a majority of our items for a flat(and low) rate, which saves time and money for us and our customers, both domestically and internationally.

 

Q: Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii?

A: Yes, we ship to Alaska and Hawaii, at the same rate as shipping to the lower 48.

 

Q: Do you ship internationally?

A: Yes, we ship to Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and parts of Asia.

 

Q: How will it take before my items arrive?

A: Within the U.S., most items will arrive in 2-4 business days. For International buyers, please allow for 2-3 weeks, due to customs screening. On many of the items we ship, a tracking number is provided, so you can check the location of your order through the USPS website.