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Any value in these carburetors?

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by AuroraGirl, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    https://imgur.com/a/hEfwesy

    Im assuming they came off SBC, but curious if there was any market for them or worth rebuild or worth keeping, etc.
     
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    I would say yes for the right buyer. They’re plenty that wouldn’t give two glances to any of that, but to someone restoring a Buick/Olds/Pontiac, which is what most if not all of this came from, or even an early smogger era Chevy, they’d buy the unrebuilt core for sure. A narrower market would pay more for it rebuilt, but these are generally people who are not so mechanically inclined. I’d hold onto them.
     
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    They aren't hugely desirable, but there's someone out there looking for each and every one of those carbs.
     
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    Is that qjet in pic #5 with the splined shaft in the pic, from a Pontiac?
     
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    It has a side fuel inlet, so it should be a Chevy. Looks to be in the 67 to 75 years too. Desirable for someone who is restoring an older Chevy.
     
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    Makes sense.. the carbs off all the previous sedans of my family. Oldsmobile cutlasses, pontiac grand am, buick skylark(I think skylark), etc. some fords too but my gpa didnt keep those engine parts.
     
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    Not really worth much trouble to keep for no reason

    Some people would
     
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    Another idea is if you ever want to get a fancy carb reman done for one of your vehicles by a boutique carb builder, you have all those cores, and those places like to keep a few carbs like that in stock. You get what you need, they make money, someone else reaps the benefits later on down the road.
     

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