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1954 Desoto Firedome carb

I'm working on a 1954 Desoto Firedome Hemi and it looks like I'll need to re-built the carb which has been damaged from using ethanol.

The triangular thin metal tag attached to the Carter carb identifies it as '2250S' while this site specs a 2070 or 2131 carb and does list a 2250 for a 1952 Desoto. All are BBD models, however. Is this a case of one-size-fits-all carb kits?

Now I know why restorers always seem so crazy.

The fuel pump needs re-building as well. Have no idea where to start with that.

Any advice appreciated.

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ok now this is crazy 5 post today on all the stuff you should know how to do. sorry but you are all over the board with Q&A today. Somethings up? How can you get anything done on this car!! Sorry but i will not help anymore!! my two cents on this matter!!
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TRy these guys for carb kits and fuel pumps.
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ok now this is crazy 5 post today on all the stuff you should know how to do. sorry but you are all over the board with Q&A today. Somethings up? How can you get anything done on this car!! Sorry but i will not help anymore!! my two cents on this matter!!
I'm stuck at the shop until my buddy picks me up at 9pm (he's late). My wife's 2011 Flex is at the dealer's for an extended visit; she's driving my car and she's at work right now.

The Desoto is not running, has multiple problems and is blocking the only way in and out to the rest of my shop. It is here now because the owner, who lives in Florida, was in town and was upset the car would not start. She's been a great friend since high school, so I wasn't going to tell her "no" no matter how inconvenient is was for me.

I'll be here without a drivable car again tomorrow, so if I am able to get any parts, I need to get them on the way in when my friend drives me on his way to work, otherwise I need to order them ASAP so I can fix the car and move it out of the way to get to the other projects. I'm under a deadline on another car but am waiting on parts that won't get here until next week. I also have another business that will require my complete attention for the July 4th weekend, so I need to get the Desoto as far along as I can NOW.

I focus on pre-1940 streetrod vehicles, so I'm just not familiar with more "modern" cars and certainly not familiar at all with chasing OEM parts and re-build kits for mid-50s MOPARs. This job is just a little out of my comfort zone and I thought I could look to this forum for some support.

I did not realize that I need your approval to ask questions nor provide so much personal and irrelevant information to receive your help, but as odd as that seems, it appears so.

Thanks for the advice you have provided.
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Thanks. They look like they can take care of the carb and fuel pump. I'll call tomorrow and get that out of the way.
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kanter is a great place for parts but they are slow. try this place they are tops in the carb biz.

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also call tomorrow pay a little more and have it shipped over nite .

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did not mean to be a jerk , just felt you were all over the board with Q's!! and were playing around! hope all the info was helpful !
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did not mean to be a jerk , just felt you were all over the board with Q's!! and were playing around! hope all the info was helpful !
Yes. I now have a rehab plan for the Desoto.

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Is this a case of one-size-fits-all carb kits?
In all likelihood, yes. Many carb kits are packaged to fit a variety of different carb numbers. The differences between the same model carb having different carb numbers are often minor to nonexistent; it's often only the adjustment specs that differ (found in the paperwork included in the kit). That way the kit makers can keep the number of part numbers to a minimum.

That all said, there may be parts contained in the kit that do not pertain to your particular carb. So if you end up w/some extras, that's not necessarily reason to worry.
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