Carter AFB rebuild kit

Discussion in 'Carter' started by Gulfgears, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    Anybody know where to buy a good rebuild kit for a AFB, 66 skylark.

    Tried all the usual suspects and only NAPA seemed to have one, but at $40, it seemed a little pricey.
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

  3. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Believe me when I say, it's not as good as a NAPA kit. You get what you pay for.
  4. 1BadWagon

    1BadWagon i got too many parts.....

    if the kit in the pic is the one they are giving you, then its the wrong one for your carb. get the gp sorenson kit from auto zone. thats the one i just rebuilt my carter with. havent tried the carb out yet but i am going to today
  5. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    My local autozone could not find a rebuild kit for the AFB on thier computer.

    I guess it's off to NAPA to order the kit, have to order it, they don't stock anything more complicated than spark plugs.

    Thank you all for the help.
  6. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Car Quest has rebuild kits for the AFB, Standard/Hygrade # 283D.
    Also available from Autozone and ...under $20.
    Borg Warner also makes a kit, #10047A. Got one from an indpendent for under $25.
    Napa told me they could no longer get me a kit, that was 2 years ago.
  7. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    Thank goodness for the internet!
    Autozone--no part number found
    CarQuest--no part number found
    Napa--we can get it, but the price is higher than the internet and we don't know how long it will take.

    Bought it on line from Napa. I know I'll have to pay shipping, but a least I'm geting one.

    Back when I was a lot younger the parts stores had guys who were x-mechanics or car guys and would hunt stuff up, and you could get a discount sometimes. Now, don't have it, can't find it, don't know.

    Thanks for the input guys.
  8. 1BadWagon

    1BadWagon i got too many parts.....

  9. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Rockauto does have it. Search by part number:

    HYGRADE Part # 283D {Jiffy Kit for CARTER #3921} $17.36

    And the NAPA listing:
    CRB 25424A

    w/ Carburetor Type: C-4 w/ Carburetor # 4053, 4054, 4055, 4056, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4179, 4180, 4181, 4331, 4332, 4344, 4453

    What brand is the NAPA kit?
    Nice thing about NAPA is you can buy carb parts separately....accelerator pumps, floats, needle/seat, top gaskets, etc.

    I'd be curious to know how the different kits differ.
  10. Firehunter

    Firehunter Well-Known Member

    I'll let you know in two days. I just ordered this exact kit and it will be here in 48 hours. I cleaned my carb today and found it is a 4061.
  11. Firehunter

    Firehunter Well-Known Member

    Well the carburetor kit showed up, the local NAPA had to order it out of the Seattle warehouse. $32.XX out the door. All-in-all a good kit with all needed pieces plus extras for slight variations in the carb configurations. All went well with the rebuild except for finding the carb full of debris, the secondary jets plugged, one of the accelerator pump squirters was plugged, someone had been in the carb before and reinstalled the floats upside down (!), and the hot air passages for the choke were plugged. With the help of plenty of carb cleaner and this kit the car runs night and day better than before - as to be expected after finding all that!


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