Rebuilding tri power carbs
I am in the process of rebuilding my tri power carbs and started with the front carb (two outer are the same as you all know).
I disassembled the carb and soaked it in parts cleaner for ~30 minutes. Then washed with really hot water, used an air gun to blow out. I then cleaned the top two pieces off (appeared to be a film / paint) and re-dipped in the parts cleaner for another 30 minutes and repeated the cleaning and drying process.
Now the carb was ready for rebuilding, but first I wanted to protect the metal. I taped off pieces I did not want painted and then sprayed the iron base with two light coats of grey primer followed by two light coats of semi gloss black. The top two pieces of the car (body and lid) were lightly painted with Eastwood's Carb Renew II Bronze.
I am happy so far with how they look, but have a question about the throttle blades - they look rusted / discolored. Should I treat them with anything ? I know nobody will see them but me, but still now would be the time to correct....
1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie