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I have an original factory 2 barrel carburetor with choke on a 1966 Ford Mustang 289 V-8 engine with automatic transmission that I would like to have cleaned and rebuilt. I would like a recommendation about someone good and reasonably priced to clean and rebuild my carb. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am in the Indianapolis area. Thanks.
 

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Look in the mirror. I bet that guy can do it. Buy a kit and a can of carb cleaner, clear off the kitchen table and have at it. They are pretty easy and the total should be around $20. I have done several on Indiana kitchen tables.
 

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Thanks for that vote of confidence. In the event that guy in the mirror bungles the job, who is good and reasonable at rebuilding carbs?
 

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Anyone have any experience with Carb Specialists of 5715 N. Commerce Court, Suite 200, Alpharetta, Georgia? The man there said they don't use carb cleaner to clean out a carb but ultra-sound. A price of $189.75 was quoted to clean and rebuild my 2100 series carb.
 

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Is that the Pony Carb out of Las Cruces, New Mexico that does an excellent job cleaning and rebuilding Mustang carbs? If so, I'll give them a call.

112 Westgate Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
Phone:(575) 526-4949
1-888-280-4630
Fax:(505) 526-4144
 

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I just called out there and spoke with a Mike (formerly of Indianapolis). He quoted me $309.50 plus the cost of any needed parts to rebuild my Autolite 2100 2 barrel carb. According to him they don't just clean a carb and stick a carb kit in it. Instead they completely go over it, clean it, plate it, run it on an engine, take out any 'flat spots' and make it like 'new' from the factory. About 14 days turnaround time during their busy season and this is their busy season.

Does $309.50 plus the cost of any needed parts sound right on or on the high side?
 

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I shipped my carb to Pony Carbs in Las Cruces, New Mexico and will let the Forum know the job they do cleaning and reconditioning it.
 

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An Amazing Job by Pony Carburetors

Check out my carburetor before I sent it to Pony Carbs out in Las Cruces, New Mexico (see Photo 1)

Now check out how it looks after Pony Carburetors cleaned it, rebuilt it, replated it, and made it like new (see Photos 2 and 3)

I want to wait until all the body sanding is finished before putting it on the engine.

I don’t think my 1966 Mustang convertible will be able to qualify for the new federal ‘cash for clunkers’ program.
 

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