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Old 09-12-2019, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default 292 V8 carb alternative

Currently have a 56 Ford, 292, 4bbl, all original, has the Holley T-Pot carb. I rebuilt it however continues to leak gas. What carb would bolt up on this manifold and work on this engine Appreciate any input/help.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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If you carb is a two barrel check out a Rochester 2g 4 bolt pattern, as for a four barrel you may have to go to an adapter, a picture would help .
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I believe a Carter WCFB, a small base Rochester 4G, or a couple of very rare Strombergs have the same "square four" base as the early Holleys. I have a couple examples of the first two, so if you could post the dimensions between the mounting studs, I could check them out and make sure. Be aware the most Rochester 4G's have a larger mounting pattern, so you need an early example (pre '55).

I would suggest another "trip" through your original carb to see if the leak is something that can be repaired and make a determination from there.
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I replied to this in the Late V8 discussion section.


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Old 09-12-2019, 12:08 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had forgotten about the load-a-matic distributors. Although the ones I mentioned would probably bolt to the manifold, the engine wouldn't run very well. If you have an aftermarket distributor, they might be a good choice, but if you're staying stock, you'll be better off all around getting the original carb functioning properly.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:24 PM   #6
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If you carb is a two barrel check out a Rochester 2g 4 bolt pattern, as for a four barrel you may have to go to an adapter, a picture would help .




He has a 4 barrel carb, but even if he did have a two barrel carb, it would be a three bolt on a '56 Ford, and still require an adaptor for a four bolt Rochester 2G.


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Old 09-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #7
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I put a Rochester 4GC from a Buick 322 on my '56 312 engine. It was almost a direct swap.
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I put a Rochester 4GC from a Buick 322 on my '56 312 engine. It was almost a direct swap.




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What did you do for the correct vacuum to the distributor advance diaphragm ? Or did you swap to a later distributor ?


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Old 09-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #9
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I used a 57 distributor on a 292 w ecz-g heads with a large two barrel holley. 350 cfm. Holley has the same 2 barrel with 500 cfm. Option of no electric choke. Circletrack
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/h...IaAg9aEALw_wcB

Decent info here.
http://ford-y-block.com/

Also here.
http://yblockguy.com/

Try the 54 up forum also. Sal can rebuild your teapot if you go that way.

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Old 09-13-2019, 08:58 AM   #10
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46 Ford, if you want to use your carb. & keep your distributer, contact"Charlie, ny" here on the Ford Barn. He will make your carburetor better than new & you can use your stock dist.. He KNOWS HIS STUF. Send him a p m & he'll answer back promptly. mike
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I used Rochester small base 4 barrel carbs on my Y-Block. They are as simple as a Stromberg 97 and perform nicely. I do not remember when I installed the W&H Dual Coil distributor but it might have been at the same time I installed the dual 4-Barrels.
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JWL,
Are you using the original type points in your Dual Coil?
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46 Ford, if you want to use your carb. & keep your distributer, contact"Charlie, ny" here on the Ford Barn. He will make your carburetor better than new & you can use your stock dist.. He KNOWS HIS STUF. Send him a p m & he'll answer back promptly. mike




Or I can help you out too. Been specializing in Holley 4000 teapot carbs for a long time. I commented on this in the Late V8 section (where it belongs) and not sure why all the comments are in the Early V8 section.


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Old 09-14-2019, 02:36 PM   #14
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What did you do for the correct vacuum to the distributor advance diaphragm ? Or did you swap to a later distributor ?


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I used the stock distributor that came on the 312 engine.....no changes to the vacuum line....just re-shaped it to fit the port on the Rochester. No correction needed. But I also used an electronic module. I am sure it was stock, since the car had only 20K miles on it....had the single vacuum diaphragm from the factory on a 312 motor. I put anther 200K miles on it, all trouble free.

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