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Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 11:14:24 AM
OK - got an Eddy 600cfm for mah 360 along with a re-done manifold for cheap.  The carb works and all but looks like hell.  It is aluminum - not Edelbrock's Endurashine stuff.

 
I don't like chrome really and just want to remove the crusty oxidation.  Any suggestions on an easy way to get rid of it?   I know about wiz-wheeling and elbow grease but I don't have the time for that nore the patience as of late (it's getting colder and darker by the time I get home) and I want to drive this thing in the Snow.  Didn't get to put the top down even this Summer on it.
 
evulution2008-10-27 15:15:00
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Steve on October 27, 2008, 11:18:34 AM
soak it in Vinegar
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 11:20:32 AM
Will this screw up my seals etc?  Do i have to take it apart\\rebuild
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 11:20:33 AM
Will this screw up my seals etc?  Do i have to take it apart\\rebuild it afterwards?evulution2008-10-27 15:20:41
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Steve on October 27, 2008, 12:13:58 PM
No. .  Yes
 
Recuilding is in order.  You could just keep spraying th eoutside with a spray bottle and rinsing. . Never tried that
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on October 27, 2008, 12:17:33 PM
Gum Cutter will dissolve a lot of it.  Is it badly pitted?
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 12:17:35 PM
Does the vinegar actually just dissolve the corrosion or does it 'eat it away' type of thing?
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 12:20:17 PM
Quote from: MoparMatt
Gum Cutter will dissolve a lot of it.  Is it badly pitted?
 
I will post a pic of it when I get home...how much would it cost me to send it out and have it completely redone?  It's just for looks...but function preceeds form for me.
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on October 27, 2008, 12:21:48 PM
Do it yourself, Eddys are EASY! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on October 27, 2008, 12:23:29 PM
Quote from: MoparMatt
Do it yourself, Eddys are EASY! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)




 
It's not really the rebuilding part but the refinishing part...maybe I can have it plated?
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on October 27, 2008, 12:33:22 PM
PLATED?  Form follows function, remember what we talked about.
 
Alas...  If you really want to have it plated, these guys may be of some help:
 
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/61/goldfingeroddjob.jpg)
 
If they can gold plate that putter, they certainly can gold plate a carburator (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 27, 2008, 02:09:12 PM
Eastwood has a spray finish that dublicates the factory original.
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on October 27, 2008, 02:34:48 PM
I've never tried Ultra-One on aluminum, but apparently Dwight has.  Check out this Quadrapuke:
 
 http://www.safestrustremover.com/before-after2.asp?B=carb-b&A=carb-a&btext=Marine (http://www.safestrustremover.com/before-after2.asp?B=carb-b&A=carb-a&btext=Marine)
 
I learned NOT to use U-1 on brass, but that carb looks great after it's U-1 bath.
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 27, 2008, 04:41:33 PM
Acid type mag wheel cleaner....and flush it good with with a hose and then douse it with a coupla cheap bottles of rubbing alcohol to get the water out. I would try it before rebuilding it....

Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on November 02, 2008, 02:02:54 PM

Quote from: MoparMatt
I've never tried Ultra-One on aluminum, but apparently Dwight has.  Check out this Quadrapuke:
 
 http://www.safestrustremover.com/before-after2.asp?B=carb-b&A=carb-a&btext=Marine (http://www.safestrustremover.com/before-after2.asp?B=carb-b&A=carb-a&btext=Marine)
 

Hmmm...U-1 on a carb...

What happens with the brass - eats at it?

Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 02, 2008, 03:27:21 PM
Brass looked great after soaking in Ultra One.....very yellow

I soaked the whole AVS from my '65 413 to reverse what sitting outside had done. The steel was like new, the aluminum looked better but needs some more cleaning (like I said above, I'll use mag wheel acid cleaner) and the brass looked very good. I flushed it out real good afterwards because it was going on the shelf instead of coming apart right now.


Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on November 02, 2008, 04:01:25 PM
Have a look at this miniature cival war cannon.  I submerged it in U1 to remove the rust from the cast iron frame, it's an oldie.
 
See how the ribs on the brass barrel have been eaten...
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/61/U1cannon.jpg)
 
When I removed it from the bath my fingers were gray from where I touched the barrel.  Otherwise this old toy cannon came out just fine.
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Matt Aker on November 02, 2008, 04:02:23 PM
Is that barrel an alloy perhaps?
Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 02, 2008, 05:11:38 PM
Sounds exactly like zinc's reaction to U1....turns dark and comes off on yer fingers. Plus it poisons U1 a little so it doesn't last very long afterwards....

Title: Carb De-Oxidation???
Post by: AJ on November 03, 2008, 05:07:52 AM
Carb runs GREAT...got it all bolted together enough to run it and it purs like a kitten now. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)