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Old 12/05/2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Pony Carburetors Closing

I was sent this message as an FYI. Sad stuff, another business catering to the vintage car crowd has closed its doors.

Pony Carbs has closed their doors. It is my understanding that they are
finishing any carbs in process and will be returning those that were not
yet started.

Jon Miles Enyeart died from brain cancer on Monday, August 29th. He was
only 59, and was regarded by many as an expert on Ford carburetors.
Knowing his condition was serious, he took steps to keep his company up
and running in spite of his failing health. Apparently, this is not
working out the way he desired.


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Old 12/05/2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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There is a semi-retired guy in Bremerton who I trust with my carbs, but he doesn't charge enough.

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Old 12/05/2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Arlie/Scott,
This is sad. I saw alot of their carbs on e-bay and they were always very professionally done. Saw some bad ink at times, but the ability to set up an engine and a carb is nearly impossible from far away. So many variables. Timing, camshafts and such. Air leaks...

I need to step into the anodizing process to match their like new restorations. Their carbs were expensive, but to restore to that level of look takes many hours. And I guess the amount of people beating down the door is small.

I do it more as a hobby than anything else. And I get to pick and choose who I help! That way it is not about the money!!

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Arlie/Scott,
This is sad. I saw a lot of their carbs on e-bay and they were always very professionally done. Saw some bad ink at times, but the ability to set up an engine and a carb is nearly impossible from far away. So many variables. Timing, camshafts and such. Air leaks...

Rob
From my recollections, the key culprit for the bad press is the Autolite 4300 carburetor. Those carbs, have design flaws and coupled with today's low octane fuel with ethanol, it's no surprise that folks are disappointed. Plus we all are spoiled with modern fuel injection cars that idle on cold mornings, even after laying dormant for a month or more.

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Old 12/05/2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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I need to step into the anodizing process to match their like new restorations. Their carbs were expensive, but to restore to that level of look takes many hours.
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That's what air cleaners are for!!!
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That's what air cleaners are for!!!
Exactly!!

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