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Old 07-29-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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I'm running a ford y block with 2 - 4 barrel tea pot carbs and mallary distr. getting ready to try and fire it up for the first time. anyone used this combo before? heard good and bad about tea pot carbs. thanks, tim
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:27 AM   #2
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I vote bad. They were called "TOWERING INFERNOS" back in the days. OMO. "Kens Ford Carbs" ken ct.
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53' Merc 2bbl: The carburetor is very basic and gets poor gas millage, but I have found that if you assemble them then correctly (very tight) they do not leak. I due note that the mechanical fuel pump will not keep up with mine so I use a back up electric during heavy acceleration.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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Tim

There were only 3 sets of "LIST" numbers for the correct Ford dual quad carburators.

Can you enlighten us as to what "LIST" numbers are stamped on the base of your carburators.

I have a correct dual quad setup on my 56 T Bird. It runs great!

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Old 07-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #5
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i never found these carbs hard on fuel.they were nice working carbs when in good condition.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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I am looking forward to using a T pot on my 272. Carb is done, engine is still unknown.

I think their bad reputation is probably undeserved. A retired mechanic friend, 78 years old and still wrenching out of his garage, likes them. And he is a Chevy guy!

Post the List numbers so Oldmics can tell if they are a matched pair.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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I have been running a teapot 4 bbl carb for the last 21 years without problems.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #8
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I have a tea pot on my 56 TBird and it runs good. Depends on who rebuilds it. I hear lots of bad stories about Pony
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the responce! Carbs are installed with linkage and fuel lines so #'s hard to see. My best guess
edk 9510 11 list 1074
hope to fire them up this morning. Wish me luck! Thanks again fellas timcv
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:44 AM   #10
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Please tell us more about the engine and the car it will be in. Isnt this the set up used by Carrol Miller in the 56 at Bonneville all those years ago?
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #11
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292 Y block bored over and camed with high compression t bird heads 2-quads with mallory distr. manifold and carbs off t bird (so says the guy i bought them from) would like to use the old carbs if i can make them work. they're kool lookin
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timcv:

Poor choice of words: hope to fire them up this morning. Wish me luck.

Remember I am a believer in the Teapot...just trying to figure how to get better mileage out of it.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #13
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T pots are ok but better preformance would be using the old cad rochesters. In 56 my 292 ran better with the cad carbs but all the time I had used the T post I had no problems .
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #14
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Being totally unfamiliar with Rochesters, what model if any would be a good choice for my '55 272 with 4V intake of the same year?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:21 PM   #15
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If you can find a GM car with about the same size engine, it should be a done deal.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:52 AM   #16
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The so called T pot carb works good if rebuilt correctly. Not hi performance but will run good. I have rebuilt many of them in the last 50 years. Bill S.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #17
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Being totally unfamiliar with Rochesters, what model if any would be a good choice for my '55 272 with 4V intake of the same year?
I used the one on 54 or 55 cad--olds and they worked well and were factory units. I did rejet as necessary
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #18
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I have a teapot on my 56 which has been rebuilt by "MIKE SUTER in PENNDRL,PA" and it runs excellent ...right out of the box and on to the manifold with no adjustments..He test them on his engine stand before returning them to you...If you need his address, email me...John in CT
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:15 PM   #19
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Ok Guys I am a a ford guy and have heard of the Teapot. But that said who made them and are they the same size as a Carter WCFB?
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Holley made them. Std Holley jets work just fine. Similar in flow to the Carters
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