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Old 04-09-2008, 12:32 PM
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Carter AFB questions.

Picked up a like new Carter AFB Carburetor real cheap. Dusty from sitting on a shelf, no rust, no broken/missing parts, and still "shiney" from being polished. Has a large tag on the front of the air horn, "CARTER AFB", with 2 horse heads facing the name; it's not a "COMPETITION SERIES" carb. Electric choke. The numbers on the base are: 1350 9635 SA. What size carb is this? I'm guessing the Carter AFB and Edelbrock carbs take the same rebuild kits? Anything good or bad about this carb? Looked on the net and found very little, and Summit no longer carries them. Thanks.

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Old 04-09-2008, 12:42 PM
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Use this to size it....
http://buickperformance.com/carter.htm
Use this to tune it....
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...ers_manual.pdf
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Same as an Edelbrock, like a 625 CFM. Look at it closely and compare to an Edelbrock. On both you should see 'Weber' ... Weber/Carter/Edelbrock. They work fine if on the right application and tuned properly. I can't imagine any difference in the kits, but have never actually compared in this sense.
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There are a few small differences between Carters and Edelbrocks. Carters usually use philips screwdrivers for dissassembly while Edelbrocks require torx drivers. I say usually because I have one Carter Competition Series AFB that requires torx drivers. I suppose it's because Weber made improvements to the Carb that overlap the time it was sold under either name.

I believe the kits are the same, it's just that you may need different tools for one or the other. The only negative is you can't modify them for full race like you can with a Holley, as it isn't a modular carb. But it makes just as good a street or street/strip carb. There are some things I like better about Carters, such as the mechanically activated secondary butterflys with the airflow regulated airvalve.

Here's a link to Carter AFB selection and tuning guidelines:

http://www.carburetor.ca/pdf_manuals...BSelection.pdf

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Carter AFB

I knew Carter became Weber, who then became Edelbrock. I have an Edelbrock on my truck that sits, sometimes for long periods of time; and as a result, the fuel bowl goes dry; and sometimes just over a few days. I've heard of various problems with Edelbrocks. This Carter is almost identical in appearance. Just wondered if Edelbrock made some minor changes that lead to problems. Or can I expect the Carter to be the same. As I said, the Carter is polished, and assembled with Torx head bolts just like the Edelbrock comes. I would guess the rebuild kits are the same, as are the Strip Kits.
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I've heard that the rebuild kits are the same; I don't know as you can buy Carter rebuild kits from Summit and other sources. I just bought a Carter zip kit from summit a while back to rebuild a Carter comp series 9755 that I bought off of e-bay. The rebuild kit sold for $25 or so. Strip kits are not cheap, but are available. I've seen asking prices for $400 for the kit. The Edelbrock calibration kits are cheap and available and will work just fine with a Carter AFB, but don't include the extensive variety of parts you would get with the old Carter strip kits.
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".....I would guess the rebuild kits are the same, as are the Strip Kits......"


Yep, I've rebuilt a bunch of the AFBs of all the different variations (OE, Edelbrock, Carter etc) over the years and all that stuff including electrick chokes interchange.
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Anybody Got Any Good Tricks On Setting These After A Rebuild, My Dad Just Rebuilt One And Its Stumbling, Not Wanting To Start Good Or Anything, The Engine Is Fine He Just Had A Elderbrock 1405 On There(pretty Much The Same Thing) And It Ran Good , Went To Put The Carter Afb On There And Its Not Acting Right, He Said At One Point The Fuel Pressure Shot Up To Like 13 Psi , Actually Let Me Jump Back When We First Put It On There It Idled Good, A Couple Of Time After Shutting It Off It Would Poof Through The Carb( Not Backfire), Then He Told Me On The Road Test It Would Stumble He Brought It Home Shut It Down And The Tried To Restart And It Didn't Want To Thanks For Any Info
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carter rebuild kits

cater takes the same rebuild kits as elderbrook dose !! and if u need the part number i can give them but the kits dosent come with the floots you have to get them sepert!
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He Said At One Point The Fuel Pressure Shot Up To Like 13 Psi
It could be the problem isn't with the carb.
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