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Old 09-07-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
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I have several zenith carbs that I will never need. What are they worth
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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From 0 to 2 or 3 hundred dollars depending on what shape there in.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:51 PM   #3
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For reference - Bert's rebuilt Zenith Carbs that use flow tested jets and tested on an A, run about I believe $350 without a core. So as Fred says, depends on what condition, if they have been tested on a car, and what someone will pay for them.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:44 PM   #4
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Do u have a zenith 3?
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:58 PM   #5
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Do u have a zenith 3?
I have Five of them.. Sorry about delay, I had to find them. Now I hope I get them to show up as I have had quite a few that doubt what I said I had..
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:22 AM   #6
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I will likely buy them for $50 each. But would love to see photos first.

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Old 09-08-2019, 09:53 AM   #7
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Zenith three carburetors are few and far between .
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:49 PM   #8
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Zenith 3 carbs used less cast iron than 1 or 2.

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Old 09-08-2019, 01:14 PM   #9
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how about a Holley? H on the upper half?

B carbs?
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:44 PM   #10
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how about a Holley? H on the upper half?

B carbs?
Used Dec.1927 thru Dec.1928
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:56 PM   #11
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Are these cores or re-built??
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:04 PM   #12
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Model B carburetors are thin and the upper flange is easily broken . I also have a couple of brazed upper model B carb housings .
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:20 PM   #13
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They are not rebuilt !
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:46 PM   #14
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I think I will keep all fifty of them, I thought that rebuilt sells for $ 350.00 with your core that these would be worth some money,my mistake
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:14 PM   #15
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there is a guy selling rebuilds for 170 on ebay. they go on ebay rough 50 nice may work by the look of it 100-125
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:00 PM   #16
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Pictures are posted of the Zenith # 3 Carbs..
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:00 PM   #17
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I think that Rex Reheis discovered several Zenith 3 carburetors sometime in the 90s . There was a write up in one of the national model A magazines about the carburetors and their discovery . A lot of model A guys , myself included had never seen or heard of a Zenith 3 at the time .I would consider them to be collectors items .
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:18 PM   #18
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I have seen one complete Upper/Lower and ONE and a half lower castings.

I say 1/2 because one lower casting was a Zenith 2 which someone used a Dremel in a feeble attempt to make the 2 into a 3 ... was sold on Ebay as I remember.

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