Farmall A carb question

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Farmall A carb question

Postby cabinetman » Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:14 pm

Hi all.

I'm beginning my cleaning/service on my 1940 A and was going to overhaul the carb. Now, I've done carbs for years and am confident in my approach, however, while looking for rebuild kits I was SHOCKED to see the difference between the cost of the rebuild kit and full-blown replacement carbs. Most are well under $50 while Steiner and other suppliers as well as eBay want $100 or much much more to replace them.

What Gives? Why the huge disparity in prices? I don't give a whit about staying "original" and am more concerned about reliability. Can I actually buy a $43 carb off of Amazon or eBay and be happy? They look for all the world the same as the original.

Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:26 pm

Call Morgan at McDonald Carb and Ignition (706-367-4179 or www.mcdonaldcarb.com) before you spend a dime on carb stuff. He is very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and has, in most cases, what you need by-the-piece.

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:26 pm

:Dito:

(I always thought that word had two T's) :D
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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:46 pm

Don McCombs wrote::Dito:

(I always thought that word had two T's) :D

Yep! :lol:
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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby cabinetman » Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:51 am

Well Thanks, fellas. I do appreciate the lead. "Fixing" this old beast will be really fun this spring. It runs now but needs some sprucing and organizing. Parts seem b to be available, too. I'll contact this carb guru for the answer to my quandary. Cabinetman

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:58 pm

Most of the "el chepo" carbs that you see advertised are import knockoffs from the far east (IMHO). Some work OK, some need some adjustments and some are better used for scrap.

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby cabinetman » Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:25 pm

One wonders if they're worth it. I'm tempted. Who wouldn't be. Well see what we'll end up with.

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby VAfarmallguy87 » Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:06 pm

The fuel bowl on my original zenith for my 48 super A cracked where the bolt goes in for the bottom jet and I couldn't find a replacement bowl. So I just ordered one of the cheap Amazon carbs. Got me going again, but then had to replace my sediment bowl assembly. It was leaking and the o o-ring on the shutoff broke apart and was clogging the fuel supply. After some tinkering and tuning I got it running and got it in the garden for about an hour. BH-Motor New Carburetor Carb For IH-Farmall Tractor A AV B BN C Super A Super C Replace 352376R92 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZVP1BLK/re ... UTF8&psc=1
That's the carb I bought. It's an imitation of the marvel schebler carbs. It's working for now. I'm on the look out for a bowl if anyone knows where to find one. Good luck with your tractor cabinetman.
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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby SONNY » Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:01 pm

some of the imports work and some dont. Problem is that the name brands are made in chimna nowdays so its a toss-up as to which will work or not.

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Re: Farmall A carb question

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:29 am

I sent you a PM a while ago, regarding your carb. I have a couple left from my SA rebuilds, and thought you might be able to replace yours or use them for parts. PM me if you are interested and want some photos.
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