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lilfighta

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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2017, 04:23:46 PM »
Kurt i was just giving example. But your opinion it would be september but what about august or july
 would that work or is it to far away
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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2017, 01:19:58 AM »
 The carb date code is a month/year format so you don't really know when in the month it was made. First day or last? That can work in your favor if trying to match up a date. Looking at my 04B LOS car (build date April 17th, 67) with the L35/TH400 MZ (smog pump) motor, the 7037210 carb tag date is C7.

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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2017, 03:24:38 AM »
From the factory, it probably had a Sept carb on it.
I'm saying what most cars would have come with. I'm not saying right or wrong. You can put on whatever date you want.

My 10B LOS 68 SS has a September 67 date on it  my 2 cents
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lilfighta

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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 04:03:57 PM »
Kurt how do i post picture of my desktop.
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lilfighta

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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2017, 11:58:59 PM »
I posted before but now it says error and its to big
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2017, 12:05:52 AM »
I posted before but now it says error and its to big
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You need to resize the photo(s)...

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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2017, 03:49:00 PM »
It could have been on the carbs themselves, but I don't recall that.

It WAS on some of the advertising...

That's probably what I'm thinking of, the blending of their name into the carburetor word. 
Yeah, Gary if you see that on a carb itself please take a picture! It seems like that's where I saw it.


I KNEW I'd seen that 'wording' on an actual Carter Carburetor before because I've never had a NEW ONE IN the box and didn't recall ever having any Carter brochures/info in my hands... :)

Yesterday I was over in my shop; didn't have my camera with me unfortunately, but I remembered to check some old WCFB carbs I had.. and sure enough..  right on top was the cast in word... "CARbureTER"...  I'll try to get a pix next time I'm at that shop, but I have several of the fifties Carter WCFB carburetors, and I'm fairly certain that they all had that wording on the carbs.

Several (maybe 30?) years ago I was down on the MS gulf coast visiting wife's relatives and I always check out the Auto Ads in their local paper when I'm there.. and I saw an ad for some Classic Chevy Parts.. I called and spoke to the seller, got his address (Long Beach, MS) as I recall.. and went over there.  In talking with him, I found out that his father working for Carter actually was the mechanical engineer designer of the Carter WCFB carburetor.. :)

In the interest of helping educate our younger members a little... :)    WCFB which stands for 'Wrought Cast Four Barrell' was the standard type of 4-barrell carburetor used on Chevys (and all GM's I believe and Chryslers) during the fifties.   In the early 60's, a larger/lighter carburetor was introduced and becoming used on the higher performance cars of that era... That carb was the Carter AFB, which stands for 'Aluminum Four Barrell'...

I've also read that WCFB also represented the company founder's name.. 'William Carter Four Barrell'...  but in view of the later naming of the AFB, I'm still of the opinion that WCFB stands for Wrought Cast Four Barrell' due to the nature of it's construction.. :)
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Re: carburetor date
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »
Great info!  I thought I remembered seeing that logo on an actual carb at some point.

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