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Old 10-18-2004, 04:44 PM
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Angry Got this carb in trade, only 300 miles on it.... he says.

Check this out. I got this carb in trade from a guy who said he had it on a 305 and it was too big. I'm trading him my old 600 (I don't need either, I just think this one would fetch more at auction).

I get it and its got a fair amount of road grime on it. 300 miles? What 300 miles, through the freaking rubicon trail or something? I dont know maybe a carb can build up some serious nastiness in 300 miles. Here are a few of the clearest pics, let me know what yall think. OH btw, the newer edelbrock carbs, from my experience use the torx scews to hold down the top. This one still has the old school flat head style... maybe I should call edelbrock? I really don't feel like ripping my carb off the bird just to test this thing...











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Old 10-18-2004, 04:50 PM
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No way thats only got 300 miles on it, any you're right, the new ones do use torx screws.
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What do you want for it? If you are planning on selling it, let me know.
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Maybe, it was owned by a little old lady in Pasadena, that only drove it to church on Sunday........

I've put a lot worse looking on my car. Maybe, it was laying on a shelf for a few years after that 300 miles.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:22 AM
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I ended up figuring out what happened. I searched the guy's history and found that he just bought the carb in august, so its very likely he only drove it the 300 or so miles. The guy he bought it from was the original owner. He owned and ran a performance shop, and the carb was used to dynotest motors. So he probably had the thing laying around the shop for five or more years, just using it for dyno runs. So even though the thing is old, and it did get dirty from this guy's car, its a carb that's basically in new condition aside from some asthetic wear over the years. The internals and linkages seem to be in almost perfect shape.

Weimer I put it back on ebay.

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Old 10-19-2004, 11:46 AM
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It could very well be 300 miles.
1/4 mile at a time.
Lets see that would be 1200 passes.
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:04 PM
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I seriously doubt it was used for 1/4 mile runs, not that it would make any difference. 1/4 miles aren't hard on carbs.

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