Author Topic: 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Carter AFB carburetor installation questions / pictures  (Read 304 times)

Offline cadillacjoe59

  • Posts: 3
  • Name: Joe Maggio
Finally going to get my 59 back on the road after it sitting for many, many years. Pulled the carb to rebuild and discovered it was one off of a 65 Caddy. Its the Carter AFB. Since it wasn't the original carb and missing the entire choke assembly decided to buy one online and swap out.

The questions I have is does anyone have any pictures of original Carter AFB carburetor installations on 59's? I have a 3/8" thick spacer that was under the carb which I believe is required as the ounting nuts will run out of threads without the spacer installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Offline cadillacjoe59

  • Posts: 3
  • Name: Joe Maggio
Finally going to get my 59 back on the road after it sitting for many, many years. Pulled the carb to rebuild and discovered it was one off of a 65 Caddy. Its the Carter AFB. Since it wasn't the original carb and missing the entire choke assembly decided to buy one on line and swap out.

The questions I have is does anyone have any pictures of original Carter AFB carburetor installations on 59's? I have several different style gaskets that go between carb base, insulator (Spacer) and manifold, but not 100% sure which to install.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Offline 62 driver

  • Posts: 274
  • Name: Dave Schneider
Manifold, gasket, Bakelite spacer, gasket, stainless steel shim, afb Carb.
Dave Schneider,  CLC #27889

Offline fishnjim

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  • Name: J. Bozin
Check in the service manual and parts list.   There might be a period Carter installation manual, I have for rebuild.   My '59 manifold is for tripower.
Not sure on '59 but based on my '58 w/ AFB, I'd say "62 driver" is about right. 

Offline MY 59

  • Posts: 258
  • Perth , Western Australia
  • Name: Dave
62 driver is on the money. Is there anything specific you need to know ? Happy to help
David Bone :)

1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville
1967 (aussie) ZA ford Fairlane