Author Topic: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?  (Read 233 times)

Offline AllardK3

Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:00:03 AM »
Hi All:

I'm a new member and this is my first post. Glad I found you guys.

I have a 1953 Allard K3 with what I believe is a 1952 Cad 331 motor. I can't find any numbers on the carb, so I do not know if it's original or not, although it looks as though it is. I would like to get the carb (GM Rochester 4 jet) rebuilt, it's tired. I've looked around the web for a remanufacturer, but they all have some good and some bad reviews. Whom would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

Offline South_paw

Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 06:29:14 PM »
Hi David,

Give these fellas a call. You wont need to look any further.
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Offline walt c

Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 02:05:05 PM »
I thought 52s and 53s had 2barrel carburetors. Just wondering......walt....tulsa,ok

Offline Saturnin15

Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 07:25:15 PM »
I sent mine to the carburetor doctor in Alberta.  They made a complete restoration of my 56 rochester for 500$ canadian.  It looks like new!

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Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 01:52:53 PM »
If not inclined to do it yourself, then I second Daytona Parts Co.

If inclined to do it yourself then recommend you read this ==>
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Offline craig-o

Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 01:02:39 AM »
I, too, was intimidated by the prospect of rebuilding a Rochester 4GC as my first ever attempt at disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a carb.  Until I watched this 4-part video from Mike’s Carburetor Parts: https://m.
. This gave me the courage to try it myself.

I think the parts kit was in the neighborhood of $50 or so, and the process went very smoothly - just as in the videos.  I also purchased a can of chem-dip carb cleaner for ~$30 at the local auto parts store which came with a dunking/soaking basket. 

After completing the work, I think the hardest part was disconnecting and reconnecting the linkages.  If you feel confident enough to remove the carb to send it out for a rebuild, you should be more than capable of doing it yourself!
Craig R
San Jose, CA
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