I just bought a 1963 Catalina I am trying to go from a 2bbl carb to a 4bbl carb I would like to try and rebuild one but I have no idea where to start or what model would fit my car. It has a 389 and a 2bbl carb on it I would like to go with a carter or quadjet just not sure what years will work any help would be awesome
The best bang for the buck is to buy a stock 61-64 4 bbl intake manifold and a correct AFB pontiac carb.Both should be easy to find and not expensive.Dont buy a aftermarket Edelbrock AFB.They will work but take much work to get them dialed in.The factory stuff will be a easy bolt on.You might put a ad on the PY board in the want ads.Tom
Thanks so I can use any 61-64 carb on any year intake inbetween 61-64? If I buy a rebuildable core where would I find the rest of the parts and is this the best HP upgrade I can do myself I'm new to restoring and most mechanical work only thing I can do is wire haha I'm on s college student budget also
Thanks for the number is it worth buying a rebuildable core? I want to try and do it myself but I have no idea what else to buy to make it functional. At the risk of sounding stupid I do not know where to buy the side square tanks? if thats what they are
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What drake posted. The Carburetor Shop LLC (Missouri) is the best place to go. Ask for Jon Hargrove (owner). He is a walking encyclopedia on these carbs. I'm restoring an antique Chris Craft of which there were only 53 made and Jon actually had an NOS numbers matching Carter AVS in original box on the shelf!