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    Posted: Jan/13/2019 at 4:39pm
Hello,

I have a sweet "65 770 four door with a 232 in it. Stock it has a Holley 1931 carb on it. Whats a quick list down of all carb options I could use on this motor. I have access to a 2v intake as well HOWEVER I like the efficiency of an inline 6 and dont mind at all keeping a 1v on it. That is all. This car will be a daily. Ive rebuildt the brake system (master cyl. Soft/hard lines, wheel cylinders, shoes, etc) points, park plugs, ign coil, etc.

The reason I want to replace the Holley 1931 is because the FLAT accelerator pump arm style it uses is out of production and currently not available. If I were to come across the kit for a 1931 with the flat stem thatd be ok too.


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Carter WCD 2-barrel if you have the manifold.
Carter RBS.
Carter YF if you can find one with the old "rock back and forth" linkage to fit your Rambler.

I don't think the little Holleys 1920/1908/1904 and certainly not the 1909 were used on the 232.
I don't think the Carter AS was used on the 232 either but it would fit I think.

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Stock 2 bbl for them was a WCD. When changing from a RBS? single barrel on a 196 engine to the WCD on a 232 I had to modify the linkage because the throttle plate turned the opposite way and just now not being at the car I don't remember which way for which one. I don't know which way the plate in the Holley 1931 turns but could check the WCD tomorrow.  
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Holley turns opposite of the carter. I imagine you just 180° the linkage arm thing. 

Yeah we have a 2v intake here. Lots of carbs. I know theres a few carter Rbs around here to i could put on.
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I prefer sixes with one barrel carbs to sixes with two barrel carbs. They seem to run better. By "run better" I don't mean more power, I mean they run smoother, lug better, hesitate less, and are more tolerant. They are easier to live with and have a better feel to the throttle. Also, they don't make that much less power than with a two barrel. The two barrel carb really only holds the engine back above 4000 RPM and sixes hardly ever go that high anyway.

I adore my Carter YF. It is such an ingenious and simple design. Literally the entire function of the carbruetor can be described as a diaphragm and mechanical throttle linkage that moves a metering rod up and down. The diaphragm does double-duty as the accelerator pump. Rods and jets are avaliable for tuning.

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totally agree with everything you say. of course some of us (no names plox) can't leave things alone... but you're right, most of our cars don't rev to 4000! who cares! (see... but... the 32/36 DGEV Weber has this *tiny* primary... lol)

the YF is a great design. it's just a dumb no-brainer. we have one on my partner's '72 258 hornet that the screws holding the top to the base, come loose. i've seen this before. easy test (grab carb body and twist!) and fix (erm, tighten three screws). bi-annual choke adjust.

i've never attempted to fiddle with the tune on one.

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I am a big YF fan.......the carburetor that Won WW II

I put one on my 199 and it cured my Holley problems. Yes you have to to redo the linkage. I even had to notch a hood support frame for clearance. Increased the stock jet size to compensate for ethanol gas which increased my mpg. Simple, efficient, almost maintenance free are a few pluses 

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I bought one for my 65 770 4 door on Ebay for $24.99 to replace the round one in the rebuild kit.  Worked great.

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Hmm. Anybody run the carter WCD? How is it? I have both but was planning on using the carter as the old holley that was on the car when I bought it was "remanufactured" (read garbage) and I scored a gently used WCD and manifold for basically nothing.
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I am having good luck with the WCD that came with the donor 232 engine I put in and haven't had to do anything to it so far. It doesn't have the momentary stumble when touching the throttle like either of the RBS carbs did that I used on a 196, meaning that the accelerator pump setup is better. It can be made to bog down somewhat at low RPM if giving it too much throttle but likes the top end.
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