Original equipment Carter AVS or aftermarket new Carb?

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  1. Crazy Old Bird

    Crazy Old Bird Member

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    I'm new to the site and don't pretend to be a mechanic. I wanted to get some advice, I bought my 69 Road Runner 4sp about one year ago. It has a Carter AFB Competition Series carb that has no choke. Should I buy a 1969 AVS 4615s used and have it refurbished or go with a new aftermarket carb. I've read some bad things about the Carter and don't want to waste my $$ on it if it won't last. I purchased my first RR in 69 and put 35,000 miles on it with no troubles. Appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 69hemibeep

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    Nothing wrong with Carters just have it done right and tested on a mule motor. If you are not after the original look then the after market or fuel inject it with Fi Tech or Holley
     
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    FWIW, my 383 RR has a Carter 4638. I've had the car 13 years now and I have no complaints, the car has always run well with it.
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I have two carters on mine and they work great.
     
  5. Crazy Old Bird

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    Thanks, it is a numbers matching car and am trying to get it back to as close to original as possible. You are confirming the way I preferred to go. Appreciate all of your expertise and time. Now my 2nd question, the fender tag shows a build date of January 69, the Carb that I've found for sale is coded April 69. Obviously not a match but what are the odds of finding a 4615s that is date coded closer to Jan 69. Would you wait and keep looking or grab this one? I know this is a question only I can answer but would appreciate any input.
     
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    Unless you're going for high level judging it won't make a difference. As long as it's the right number for your engine and it's in good condition I say grab it.
     
  7. Crazy Old Bird

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    Thanks Roadcuda sounds good.
     
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    I should have added that that's just my opinion, I'm sure others might not agree. And I forgot to mention it would be a good idea to rebuild that carb, and be sure it's complete, no parts missing.
     
  9. Russ69Runner

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    So who to say. I see on TV these car builders put all kind's of motor's in restored cars and put air ride. Lower them rise them and still get a lot of money for these car's. Yea if you go to a car show and the judges are looking at original every thing then go their. Wish you luck on the hunt. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Crazy Old Bird

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    Thanks guys, I am pretty much a traditionalist. Like many of you, I grew up with these cars and back then everybody had headers and other bolt on horsepower getters. The car is mostly correct and I prefer doing what I can to keep it that way. Not really doing this for anyone but me. I appreciate everyone's input. Really like tapping into everyone's opinion. Great forum
     

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