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Offline cadman56

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need 56 Carter carb information please
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:27:05 AM »
Just about the time I am ready to go to the upholstery shop I now have a carb issue.  I have the dual Carter system.
It appears the high speed idle set screw on the front carb has fallen out.  Does anyone have information on what size of screw this may be and is it supposed to have a small spring around the screw?
Thank you,
Larry
Larry Blanchard CLC#5820
1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille (sold)
1956 Cadillac convertible (sold)
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1967 Cadillac Eldorado (sold)
1968 Cadillac convertible
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham dElegance

Offline The Johnny

Re: need 56 Carter carb information please
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 07:39:02 PM »
Larry,

Are you talking about the screw on the side of the carburetor?

If so they are all the same. PM me if you need one. Or if I am confused let me know and I can see if I have the one you want.

The Johnny

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Re: need 56 Carter carb information please
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 07:24:34 PM »
John,
No, the screw was there, I had to work a 3X magnifying glass down to see it.  I was able to get it adjusted a little to get a somewhat higher idle rpm when the choke was closed.
I am taking the car into a vintaage shop next week.  I had to give up because I was trying to do everything by feel. 
It is hard to admit defeat because I have owned and rebuilt several 56s in the last 40 years.
Hopefully this shop can get the timing and carbs set correctly.
Thanks,
Larry
Larry Blanchard CLC#5820
1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille (sold)
1956 Cadillac convertible (sold)
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1967 Cadillac Eldorado (sold)
1968 Cadillac convertible
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham dElegance