Carburetor restoration

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  1. Grady Cain

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    Anyone out there have any suggestions on someone who does concours-quality carb restorations? Please don't say Holley as I just had my 6-pack carbs "restored" by them and they don't look remotely like the factory finishes. This photo is what I'm looking for. Thanks... 2a79aeb9b891079f09763fd2928461f9.jpg
     
  2. moparnation74

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    • Grady Cain

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      Thank you!! Much appreciated as I just wasted tons of $$ with Holley. You would think since they built them originally, they would know how to restore them correctly...
       
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      you could also try Hal Houghton AT www.classicpreservation.com he's in Schenectady N.Y he's restoring one for me nice enough guy !
       
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        Scott smith harms
         
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        • Grady Cain

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          Thank you all for your input - much appreciated!
           
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          Bill O has done a few carbs for me
          all were a work of art
          and the price was much better then the other guy's
          I highly recommend him..
           
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          • moparnation74

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            Completely Agree...He has done my carbs and distributors!
             
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              No problem....Bill is the best by far and specializes in six pack carbs...

              I have had carbs done by both and the first choice always is Bill O! btw I am not knocking he 2nd choice at all....SH does great work as well...
               
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              I wouldn't even consider anyone else!
              I had a rare carb that was a cluster
              And he took a turd and turned it into a gem!
               
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                I asked the other guy a question
                And opinion About a car once and
                I got a price menu back! LOL
                 
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                The A La Cart is a pricey one indeed, I know what you mean Frank...
                 
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                I just emailed Bill. Besides the A12 carbs that I just had "restored" I have the 6-pack set-up from my T/A that needs to be done. The genius I bought the car from thought it would be a good idea to completely disassemble all 3 carbs, throw all the parts in a box and let them sit in the barn for 30 years. Needless to say, they need some TLC. Thanks again to everyone for your input!
                 
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                  Ohh my what a genius that one was...Thankfully, you have them now!
                   
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                  Holley like so many others, is a different company today than years ago.
                   
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                  Unfortunately you are correct and I just got schooled (a nicer way of saying f'd) big time. That won't happen with my T/A 6-Pack set...
                   
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                    What's everyone's opinion regarding ProMax? I was actually going to use them for my 6-Pack rebuild but now I'm leaning towards Bill because of what I read here.
                     
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                    Tried contacting Bill via email posted. Have a set to restore and like the comments about Bill, however still have not received a response yet. I hope I do soon. I too have had Scott do a carb for me and it worked well. Bill as I understand is really good with the 6 barrels.