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shown50
Tribal Scout

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 25 Oct 2015 :  7:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

tjs44
Cochise

USA
412 Posts

Posted - 25 Oct 2015 :  7:47:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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shown50
Tribal Scout

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 25 Oct 2015 :  7:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
1501 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  08:40:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For AFB rebuild kits,about the best guy around is Jon AKA "CarbKing" 573-392-7378
He's the Cliff Ruggles of the AFB's. I've bought a few kits from him,and he's a great help if you have questions.


71' GTO Original 400 M20 3.23 posi
13.95@102.1 MPH on street tires
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shown50
Tribal Scout

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  12:19:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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shown50
Tribal Scout

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  12:23:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some pictures of my 800 dollar running and driving Catalina
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shown50
Tribal Scout

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  1:15:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also I can't find a 4bbl 1961-64 carb anywhere any help??
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7219 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  3:07:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

Drake posted the number, so here's the website too: http://thecarburetorshop.com/

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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Brian R
Crazy Horse

USA
1672 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  3:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice ride!
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tjs44
Cochise

USA
412 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  4:13:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
post a want ad for them on the PY board.Should be able to get it there.Jon also posts there.Tom
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/
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tjs44
Cochise

USA
412 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  4:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you found out what it cost to restore your steering wheel yet?Have someone ready to dial 911 for you when you do!Tom
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Sparafucile
Sitting Bull

158 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  11:50:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gotta love the over/under!

Spara
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67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
1501 Posts

Posted - 27 Oct 2015 :  08:19:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$800 for that Cat? You stole it.


71' GTO Original 400 M20 3.23 posi
13.95@102.1 MPH on street tires
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7219 Posts

Posted - 27 Oct 2015 :  12:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
X2!

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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