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Old 02-07-2005, 08:54 PM
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215 carb

What modern carbs are compatible with my 1962 215 V8 aluminum block motor? I need a new one.

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Old 02-07-2005, 10:35 PM
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2bbl? 4bbl? Stock? Modified? What manifold?
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:54 PM
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sorry, shoulda left more data....Stock 1962 Buick Special motor. It currently has the bathtub style intake and a 2bbl rochester on it. I am sure it would work w/ a rebuild but I think a new one would be cheaper for me ( I am not a carb rebuilder) and more reliable. I just wanted to examine my options here!
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A small Holley 2-bbl from Summit or Jegs w/ electric choke should do the job.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:26 PM
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will something like that bolt on or do I need an adapter plate of sorts? I do have a new edelbrock 650 Performer carb that I was saving for my 350 SBC in my truck as that motor is wearing out. I was thinking that a 650 carb would be too much for that 215.
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Edelbrock makes a Performer intake for that motor (PN 2198). It's listed under Buick at their site.
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:27 PM
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thanx. after reading your reply, I went to www.edelbrock.com and researched on that intake. Seems that edelbrock recommends a 500 cfm carb for this application (PN 1403 or 1404) and of course the one sitting boxed in my garage is a 1406.

On the bright side, I think my old one is gonna be alright for awhile. Here is my situation, I am resurrecting a 1962 Buick that belonged to Grandpa before he passed away. It ran when parked for it was the tranny that went out. The catch? That was in 1994. It hasn't been touched since until last fall when I pulled it out of Dad's graveyard.

I have been tinkering with this motor since fall. Had to have a crack in the aluminum block welded. Much lubrication, freeing up the valve train, getting pumps to work, building compression back up, etc. etc....all with less than $200 into it. WEll, today I finally got it to fire up and it started and idled it for about 5 minutes before shutting it off as there is more to be done. I don't have the cooling system hooked up at the moment as I need to do more stuff.

I am so ecstatic that I could just go on all day about this....
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