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  • Follow this INSANITY.....Side Bowl carb????

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-3-Si...0?roken=cUgayN

  • #2
    Woahhh 19 bids still. You had me scared, but i'm still the high bidder.
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • JDupuis
      JDupuis commented
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      "4***m" your secret identity is safe with me. . Jeff

    • BILL WILLIAMSON
      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      WHY would anyone even waste their time reading REALLY STUPID SHIT, such as this???? And why even post it here????

  • #3
    Wish I had a bucket full of Zenith 3's

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    • Mike V. Florida
      Mike V. Florida commented
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      You hit it, Zenith 3's.

  • #4
    If you're into fine point that carb does have the correct original side bowl and through bolt. The repops of those parts are poor. How much is that last point worth to you? Howie Taylor (RIP) who did four sidebowl carbs for me had several buckets full in his basement.

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    • Mark Maron
      Mark Maron commented
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      Well lets look at it this way....it could be the difference between 479 and 480 and the Henry..NOW how much is it worth.......AHHHA!!!
      Last edited by Mark Maron; 01-18-2018, 10:30 AM.

  • #5
    I let mine go too cheap (:>(
    Alaskan A's
    Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
    Model A Ford Club of America
    Model A Restorers Club
    Antique Automobile Club of America
    Mullins Owners Club

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    • #6
      Can you pack enough cocaine in a Xenith carb to make it worth $900? Since there are two guys with more money than they can spend, obviously they know something the rest of we dummies don't.

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      • Mark Maron
        Mark Maron commented
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        they know how rare it is and they know when doing fine point its worth it and they might need it for a carb collection....If i had it I would jump on it....

    • #7
      Originally posted by slammin View Post
      Can you pack enough cocaine in a Xenith carb to make it worth $900? Since there are two guys with more money than they can spend, obviously they know something the rest of we dummies don't.
      Oh yea, their drugs are better than yours!!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • #8
        What makes that carburetor worth so much money

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        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          Hey Mike, WELCOME to the VFF!!

        • Mike V. Florida
          Mike V. Florida commented
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          Side bowls were made starting in April of 1931. Ford (Zenith 3) were not made in any style until Feb. 1931 and were not produced in as great of numbers as the others.

      • #9
        It also has the correct upper half that has the reinforced mounting flange.
        Dave

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        • #10
          There are 2 Zenith 3's . One is the side bowl type and the other is the common inlet . Both have the reinforced ear on the top mount . Either one is very hard to find . Norm

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          • #11
            Thanks for your replies I had no idea about those carburetors so I'll be on the lookout for them again thank you

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            • #12
              Any bets on who gets it, e***e or p***m? Maybe it will get snipped and both will loose out.

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              • #13
                At a time that not much is selling without nearly giving it away it is good to see an auction with that much bid on it. That is good news for after people start getting tax refunds back next month. Rod
                "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

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                • #14
                  Interesting times...Im seeing complete older restoration chassis's selling for 1500 to 2k..beautifully restored cars going for half of what they cost to do,absolutely junk coupe bodies bringing 5k,the hotrod influence..Quality and rarity hold value but everything else is within the whim of the seller/buyer.

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                  • #15
                    Brent, I was merely commenting things are extremely slow and have been since mid Nov. I have many items ready to list just ahead of income tax time which is when I usually see a big jump that normally lasts until mid to late June. If the normal jump does not happen then things will get a bit complicated. Weighing out a few options for storage of parts while still leaving me with enough room to work on projects etc. Rod
                    "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

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                    • #16
                      I can't believe I read this WHOLE THREAD!

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                      • Mitch
                        Mitch commented
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                        Are you going to bid on it?

                    • #17
                      SOLD for $910.00 + $15.00 shipping.
                      3 ~ Tudor's
                      Henry Ford said
                      "It's all nuts and bolts"


                      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                      • #18
                        I am glad you got it Mitch !!

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                        • #19
                          More Dollars than Brains.

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                          • Mitch
                            Mitch commented
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                            Hey i resent that

                          • Dennis
                            Dennis commented
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                            Hey we all do crazy things in life from time to time. Granted I didn't pay near that much for my high mount brake light, but I'm sure a lot of people would consider it unreasonable... at least those who bid and lost thought that.

                        • #20
                          Originally posted by mshmodela View Post
                          More Dollars than Brains.
                          How about hundreds of dollars for a simple wire key ring. That was maybe 7 years ago or so.

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                          • #21
                            The carb was found to have a small crack, so it's been relisted. All you lucky bidders have another chance.

                            https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-3-Si...667349?vxp=mtr

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                            • #22
                              Now that is a more realistic price for it.
                              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                              • #23
                                I’m in again A little JB weld is all it needs.
                                3 ~ Tudor's
                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                • #24
                                  In the throat? I wonder if he's talking about the venturi? Go for it Mitch!!

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                                  • DaWizard
                                    DaWizard commented
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                                    Dennis, he showed the crack, and it is at the top rear of the throat, definitly not a worry in usage

                                • #25
                                  I understand that the Zenith 3's have a thinner casting and are more likely to crack or break . Norm

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