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Old 08-26-2017, 01:31 AM   #1
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guaranteed carburetors

Is anyone here familiar with Guaranteed Carburetors and Butch Fernandes? I am thinking of buying a new carb for my truck as the current one is a problem. Rebuilding them myself has proven several times to be... just a very bad idea. His prices seem good and they're very prompt in answering questions.
So, anyone?
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:27 AM   #2
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Re: guaranteed carburetors

I had really good luck from the guy at "Carburetors and More" in LaPorte Texas
very helpful and knowledgeable about carbs 832 221 4007 or you can check his website
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:44 AM   #3
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I am the same, have never successfully rebuilt a carb.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:24 AM   #4
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I gave up on my carburetor.
I went with a Fitech. Starts first crank every time.
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I gave up on my carburetor.
I went with a Fitech. Starts first crank every time.
Can you give us a little more info like:
Which kit did you use?
Which vehicle and engine?
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:13 PM   #6
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Re: guaranteed carburetors

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:03 PM   #7
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Re: guaranteed carburetors

Okay, went through all ten pages of the first link and saw how many pages of the second link and backed out. Thanks for the offer of help it's just I need specific information on a particular company. My truck is not a race car, more like Farm Equipment. I just want it to run properly and not stall out with a big travel trailer behind or worse, the horse trailer. No squealing tires here, sure as hell hope no squealing tranny either!! My old man works for a living. So performance info. is largely wasted on me. Particularly since all that fancy gear is expensive and I can't afford it (I'd rather spend the money on my Spartan and horse, not necessarily in that order).

Thanks to whomever moved the thread. I didn't know I was in the wrong place.

Thanks also to those whom have answered so far.

Well, time's up and I have to get back to laying that floor.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:23 PM   #8
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Can you give us a little more info like:
Which kit did you use?
Which vehicle and engine?
Sorry, um... are you talking to me or LostMy65?
If me:
no kit, I haven't attempted rebuild yet (which is really a good thing for my carb's well being).
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:42 PM   #9
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Sorry, um... are you talking to me or LostMy65?...
Didn't mean to hijack your post. It was for LostMy65 to see if he could post more info on Fitech carb.

I'm not familiar with the carb site you mentioned but I do agree that some of these carbs can be a bear to rebuild. I've done a few but mostly because I started with carbs in good shape already. Worn throttle shafts and corrosion are some of the bigger problems with these old carbs.
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Re: guaranteed carburetors

I can lead a horse to water, but it's up to the horse to drink....
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:16 PM   #11
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The best option for you may be to buy an edelbrock and just use fuel stabilizer for the ethanol.
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The best option for you may be to buy an edelbrock and just use fuel stabilizer for the ethanol.
Are you suggesting part of my carb problem is PSSRC adulterated gas supplies?

As to the horse, if one puts something in their water on a regular basis, like cider vinegar, then add it to away-from-home water, they'll drink every time. I know, way too much info... Otherwise, your comment is lost on me.

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Re: guaranteed carburetors

I have never heard of guaranteed carbs but if they answer the phone and answer questions that is a good sign. I bought a carb on ebay last year and the guy said it was rebuilt by ??? and they did a lousy job and it didn't work on his 'vette. I bought it for $75 and it works great on my Camaro. Go figure. I figure it's always a crap shoot.

I run ethanol gas in all my bikes, sleds and cars and never notice any problems. The carbs on my bike have never been apart since it was built in 1983 and it's still the quickest V65 in the country. It does get Stabilized every year. My lawnmower doesn't always get Stabilized and it did get jelled up.

I am gaining a new appreciation for Edelbrock carbs and losing appreciation for small primaries/big secondaries. I just put an Edelbrock on my Cadillac and those bigger primaries make it feel so much more powerful.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:43 PM   #14
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Is anyone here familiar with Guaranteed Carburetors and Butch Fernandes? I am thinking of buying a new carb for my truck as the current one is a problem. Rebuilding them myself has proven several times to be... just a very bad idea. His prices seem good and they're very prompt in answering questions.
So, anyone?
I have no experience with them but did they ask you what size engine? What camshaft? What transmission? What gear ratio? How much vacuum does your engine make? If you want a bolt on and go they should be asking these questions.
What kind of carburetor are you using now? If it is a Rochester is it the factory original?
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:59 PM   #15
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Re: guaranteed carburetors

do they have a website ? are there reviews on them? do they have satisfied customers?
things I would be researching.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:55 PM   #16
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do they have a website ? are there reviews on them? do they have satisfied customers?
things I would be researching.
Well yeah... that's why I started this thread.
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