It is kind of funny how things happen. Way back when this site was still getting its proverbial legs under it, I had a project truck (which I have long since sold) which was powered by an early 292ci Chevy inline six. That engine had an old school Rochester B carb bolted to it. No, it was not a performance piece, but the carb was all gummed up and junky so I decided to rebuild it. The simple little device was fun to take apart, clean, replace some guts on, and reassemble. I documented the entire thing in a step by step photo guide in the hopes that someone who needed help over the years would see it.
As it turns out, the thing got a ton of clicks over the years and kind of became a good resource for people who were messing with these old fuel mixers. As we have changed servers and software over the years the photos got lost in the shuffle and until someone emailed me directly the other day to ask where it went, I had not thought about this story in years. Now that it is fresh on my mind, I thought it would be a good idea to revive it officially with a blog here on the front page.
So, without further adieu, heres the most complete guide you are going to see on the internet for rebuilding an old one bbl Rochester B carb. It was a fun little job at the time and if you have some old junk with one of these you too can bring it back to life with some cleaning and about a half hour’s work (or less if you are speedy!)