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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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That appears to be a 32 carburetor, as the tube from the float bowel cover to the throttle choke is missing.

Posted on: 5/21 17:12
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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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That appears to be a 32 carburetor, as the tube from the float bowel cover to the throttle choke is missing.

Posted on: 5/21 17:12
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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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I've sent the carburetor to Scott Henningsen (pac-carbs.com) to have it rebuilt, and it turns out that it is a hodgepodge of various parts- from a 1934 V8 Cadillac (float bowl, accelerator pump and vanes) and 1932 Packard (upper throttle throat). He has all the correct parts and will rebuild a correct 1931 carb for a super 8 engine. He has a 1931 Packard (840 I think) and will test it out on his car to make sure it is tuned correctly. Apparently, he sees hybrid/hodgepodge carburetors with some frequency since parts availability was limited in the past.

Posted on: 7/15 15:28
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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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Just received my completely rebuilt model 51 Detroit Lubricator carburetor back from Scott Henningsen- pure carburetor art! As noted in the prior post, it turns out mine was a mishmash of Cadillac and Packard carburetor parts. Scott has remanufactured parts for the model 51, and it is beautiful. Looking forward to installing after valve work is complete.

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Posted on: 8/1 22:10
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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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They don't make 'em like that anymore...
Part art, part machinery.

Posted on: 8/2 7:56
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Re: Detroit Model 51 carburetor - massive fuel leak
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I think that was a running change as the little tube was there to help the vacuum tank gravity feed; not necessary with the fuel pump.

However, the unit is missing the little decorative cover as shown below. Most were thrown in the garbage.

I'm surprised Jack Nethercutt didn't have that correct. I can't remember if Bob Turnquist's car had it. Somewhere around here I think I have pictures that would show if it did. Just to check if Turnquist was that picky given the motor color was horrendously wrong and never fixed.

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Posted on: 8/2 8:19
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