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Old 11-04-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
This is a carburetor that came off of a 1959 corvette engine that i had years ago. Is this actually a 1959 corvette carburetor or what?








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Is this actually a 1959 corvette carburetor or what?
No. That's a Rochester 4jet. The 59 should have had a Carter WCFB.

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I knew it was a rochester, but i did not know if it came on a 1959. Anyody have a guess what it may have been off of?
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Since it has a center fuel inlet (definately NOT Corvette), my guess is a mid 60's Olds, Buick, Pontiac or Caddy.

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This is unreal!! I have exactly same carburator on my 59 corvette!!

I wonder could it be "general replacement" carb back in old days ??
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This is unreal!! I have exactly same carburator on my 59 corvette!!

I wonder could it be "general replacement" carb back in old days ??
That's two of us now! Who knows what it possibly came off of, but it is a cool carburetor.
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No. That's a Rochester 4jet. The 59 should have had a Carter WCFB.

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Yup! Looks exactly like the carb I had on an old Pontiac LeMans....
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My 65 and 66 Chevelles used those carbs 283/220 hp.

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