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Old 05-19-2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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Smile Marvel carb

Got this Marvel carb about a year ago (free). Spent about $3.00 for a gasket kit. Cleaned it up as good as I could. Would like to try it but the ones on my cars are working good. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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It doesn't seem as though as there is a question anywhere in your post.
Its nice to see a Marvel that is complete. Of all the 'hulks' I have I've been able to put one together. I wouldn't mind having a couple more since they run/work so well.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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The Marvel I have came with my Coupe in 1958 ...... former owner said the carburetor was almost new and from Sears ..... with Amoco white, lead free gas, we averaged 28 mpg going to and from work every day at 40-45 mph, on rural non-stop gravel roads .... we traveled approximately 20 miles round trip each day.

Because of bowl shape and design, never even heard of a Model A engine killing at sudden stops and/or sharp curves like with that of a Zenith.

Rainmaker Ron used to always comment that if you get a good carburetor .... it probably was never improperly rebuilt and/or never improperly cleaned ....... leave it alone and just keep it.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #4
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Great advice, " if it isn't broke, leave it alone "! Wayne
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:38 PM   #5
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I have one of those carbies but have no idea where I got it nor even how it came to be in the country. They weren't sold here. Anyway, it is complete and not in bad nick. Thinking of trying to get a kit for it and doing it up. Ideas please on who I should contact.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:15 PM   #6
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www.mikes-afordable.com part # A9502M is a gasket kit only for the Marvel carb.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:56 PM   #7
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Renner's Corner also sells parts for these carbs. I have one on my Town Sedan.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:23 PM   #8
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Link for Renner's parts. Just scroll down and look for the Marvel parts.
http://www.rennerscorner.com/carburetor.html
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Thanks for the info, guys. A question though, If I were to replace the float valve, what is the height of the fuel once fitted? Is it 5/8" down from the joint like the Zenith?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #10
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never had much luck with them, I like the original zenith..
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:13 PM   #11
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Hi 909,

FWIW: There was a vintage general rule for initial and general setting of vintage carburetor float heights shared by all of the old mechanics I knew when setting carburetor float heights, for all makes of vintage vehicles, which was to:

1. First separate the carburetor's bottom half from the top half and turn the carburetor's bottom half upside down; and,

2. Hold the bottom half up to eye level, and adjust the metal float tang until the metal seam in the float was parallel to the carburetor's bottom half's flat surface upon which the carburetor gasket rested.

3. This initial, general setting was found to be very close to how these carburetors were engineered and designed; i.e., the carburetor's float valve was in the closed position when the float floated upwards until the metal float was in the horizontal position, thus applying maximum upward lift to the float valve.

4. Even works today with unknown vintage carburetors on tractors, and all sorts of vintage engines with carburetors of different makes.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:46 AM   #12
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H. L. that looks like some good common sense advise. Thanks
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