At a local swap meet, I stumbled upon some really neat Carter Carburetor stuff with history. I work on a lot of old Carters, so having the original tools and manuals is really useful. Actually, the truth is that I just needed an excuse to rationalize my tool hoarding habit (I already had a bunch of Carter tools!). I purchased a Carter Power Center tool kit and a Carter Personalized Instruction Course manual from the son of the man who used these in his shop since the 1940's. Artifacts like these are just overflowing with amazing history. It's a real transport back in time to sit at my carb bench and rebuild an old Carter Ball & Ball with the original tools used by an old world mechanic.
|This Carter sales and service cover is nice, but not uncommon to find.|
|This course book is really rare. All the material appears to have been written by the same guy. Copyright 1939.|
|This writer is sassy! No way would that fly in a modern instructional setting! I like him.|
|This is my carburetor rebuilding area. I keep all my carb specific tools close at hand right here.|
|I feel like a mad scientist sometimes....|