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69 caddy q-jet stainless steel shim

Old 06-12-2007, 11:47 AM
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Default 69 caddy q-jet stainless steel shim

Hello all, I'm new to the caddy experience and am currently working on a 69 and am having trouble finding the stainless shim that goes between the carb and the gasket. I buttoned it back up without it and if I let it sit for a few minutes, it will start back up. If left for 30-45 minutes, it won't start up without priming the carb. When you prime it, the fuel boils or perculates back up for a few moments. I sometime have to prime it twice to get it going. My thoughts on that is that it boils out the fuel in the carb and is running on the fuel that I poured down the carb throat and until the fuel pump can fill the bowl back up, that is the only fuel source. I think the stainless shim acts as a heat shield as well as a spacer. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated on this subject.

Old 06-13-2007, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: 69 caddy q-jet stainless steel shim

there exists a couple of carburetor shops in the city of Monrovia, CA.
that is all they do .. carburetors.

the one on my mind, i wish i knew the name or have the address, it is either on
So Alta Vista or So Mayflower Ave or Magnolia Ave,
between Foothil Blv and Huntington Dr.

the other one is:
Paul's Carburetor & Automobile
(626) 357-7444 |
200 Kruse Ave Monrovia, CA

and you can always try:

there are a lot of vintage car shops in Monrovia, and mean lots.
anything you need for any vintage cars. you dont hear "can't" around here.
for the most part all are friendly and if they dont do what you need, they will direct you

call them.

keep us posted ...

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