Originally Posted by clicketyclack
That one looks pretty smooth too. The throats on mine are a near mirror finish, was that one like that too?
The carb I have that isn't polished is a q-jet by Carter, while the other is a Rochester made. I wonder if there was a difference in the manufacturing processes between the two companies?
Someone has been at the one you're talking about. They were a dichromate conversion finish inside and out, not shiny or particularly "mirror finished". Same thing for the throttle blades. Dull-ish, as stamped and finished, not polished- at least on any that I've seen. And I've seen a few.