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Old 03-21-2017, 07:56 AM   #21
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I don't know anything about them but I have had one on my roadster for years and it works great. Better, in my opinion than a Zenith or Tillitson. I acquired mine by accident-at a swap meet early one morning and bought it thinking it was a Tillitson until I got it home and looked at it. What the heck, I figured, I'll give it a try. I took it apart, cleaned everything, and put it back together and I really like it a lot. I'd by another one if I ran across one. It does worry me that there are no parts available that I know of. I made a really crude gasket for it that seems to work.
Rennerscorner.com has parts for the Marvel. (search for Alstate, not Marvel)
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:14 AM   #22
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I have bought two rebuilt marvel carbs off ebay from a guy in Texas. He has them all the time, just bolt on and go they work awesome. He also sells rebuilt tillitsons.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:03 AM   #23
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Question that I have is; "is the gav valve interchangeable with the Tilly or the Zenith?" Jack
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:05 AM   #24
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No, there is only the patent numbers on it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:27 AM   #25
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I really like these carbs. I have rebuilt several from scavenged parts and they run out great. More information on these could only be better.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:12 AM   #26
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Question that I have is; "is the gav valve interchangeable with the Tilly or the Zenith?" Jack
I have seen it stated that they do, 3 pieces, the tube, needle, and choke driver, I believe it was Ron Rude that knows.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:35 AM   #27
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If I remember correctly not all of them will interchange. I would have to double check on my spares though...

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:41 PM   #28
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No number, just patent number. Oops, found number on mounting flange surface, HF 1 1145. Looks like a date stamp. Patent Number is 1,536,043. Also, in bottom of float bowl is # 10-A-126, probably mold number and on underside of top cover, # 227-104. ID of venturi is 0.8125 / 13/16".

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:53 PM   #29
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No number, just patent number.
Same on mine....thanks...
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:10 PM   #30
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Hi 1955cj5,

On closer inspection, there is number stamped into the mounting flange, mounting surface.

It looks like it might be a date stamp, HF 1 1145, if that is any help. Also, the patent number is 1,536,043.

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Thanks I'll look next time its off....the patent # on mine is on the side against the block...can see it but can't read it through a mirror!
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