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(Fox 13 Tampa Bay)   Six teen girls know a lot about carbs and they make good money with that knowledge   (fox13news.com) divider line
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2022-10-06 3:35:43 AM  
Why is it that when I ask a group of teen girls to rebuild my carb a judge always ends up being involved?
 
2022-10-06 3:38:36 AM  
One could assume they know a thing or two about consuming the right amount of fuel
 
2022-10-06 3:42:37 AM  
It's an adorable story but I can't help but think the father is involved a bit more than is let on.
 
2022-10-06 3:42:51 AM  
Sixteen girls?
 
2022-10-06 3:44:05 AM  
That's actually a perfect job for teenage girls. Best eyesight and dexterity they'll ever have, smaller fingers perfect for smaller parts. Of course they wouldn't want to do this full time for years. Repetitive strain injuries and whatnot. If it's mandatory retirement for all girls on 21st birthday, hell yes.
 
2022-10-06 3:48:14 AM  
That's rad. I've taken apart carburetors before and they're a pain in the ass, so I applaud their skills and smarts. Plus they're providing a valuable service -- a lot of professional auto shops won't even touch carbs. It's also a way better high school job than most kids get.
 
2022-10-06 3:49:39 AM  

powhound: Why is it that when I ask a group of teen girls to rebuild my carb a judge always ends up being involved?


Because you aren't wearing any pants when you ask them.
 
2022-10-06 3:56:35 AM  
I remember that movie from USA Up All Night in the 90s.

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2022-10-06 3:59:05 AM  

powhound: Why is it that when I ask a group of teen girls to rebuild my carb a judge always ends up being involved?


Right? I just want to fix my blown head gasket, goddamnit!
 
2022-10-06 4:06:00 AM  
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Yes, I read the article.
 
2022-10-06 4:13:43 AM  
My old man bought a car with a carb once.  A Datsun.  I think it was in 1979-80.
 
2022-10-06 4:20:55 AM  

C18H27NO3: It's an adorable story but I can't help but think the father is involved a bit more than is let on.


Probably. Nevertheless they're gaining experience and in time will be better equipped to strike out entirely on their own because of it.
 
2022-10-06 4:30:16 AM  
Little Girl in Pink: "It was not my intention to spend my free time working on machines. I was forced into this."
 
2022-10-06 4:43:13 AM  
That is wokeism at it's most egregious, it's the Disneyfication of the carburation repair business.
 
2022-10-06 5:00:18 AM  
I just don't have the resources to replicate this. I would do a hundred of this type shops across South Dallas and other predominantly black areas. The goal to make safe transport for poors. Let me sound the javkov, but if we won't improve mass transit because we are under dense, we need to majorly subsidize short route and towards business routes.
 
2022-10-06 5:54:32 AM  
This is fantastic!   Our daughter, a former teenager, is finishing up her college degree in aviation mechanics at Western Michigan and just got her first big girl job in the field with a really good company across the field were they are learning from in school.  The mechanical field across the board needs bodies and it is a solid skill that you can go any were in the world with it. For women, there is no reason why they cannot integrate in ( the dinosaurs are retiring and dying off.)
 
2022-10-06 6:12:48 AM  

Bslim: That is wokeism at it's most egregious, it's the Disneyfication of the carburation repair business.


Poe's law
 
2022-10-06 6:13:24 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Sixteen girls?


You know the best thing about sixteen girls?
 
2022-10-06 6:33:10 AM  
Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?
 
2022-10-06 6:49:52 AM  
Okay, that Jurassic Park Jeep is pretty cool. Good on ya, lady.
 
2022-10-06 7:16:29 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Sixteen girls?


In five fir trees
 
2022-10-06 7:28:38 AM  
Might be hard to keep those prices if they had overhead. Electricity, rent, insurance. That's why the $145 carb rebuild becomes $300
 
2022-10-06 7:54:53 AM  

Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?


Heh. When they stopped being on every car. Supply and demand.
 
2022-10-06 7:54:55 AM  

Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?


When they stopped selling thousands of them a week. You can get 600cfm Edelbrock Performers and Holleys in the $400-$500 range. The bigger carbs cost more, 750-800cfm double pumpers can run $800-$900.

Wish I knew about these girls two months ago. For that price I would have sent the two Edelbrock Performers off my big block 348 to them to rebuild instead of messing with it myself.
 
2022-10-06 8:04:36 AM  

powhound: Why is it that when I ask a group of teen girls to rebuild my carb a judge always ends up being involved?


Because you drive a diesel?
 
2022-10-06 8:31:00 AM  
I do repairs and stuff in my garage here in CT but if the state ever found out I was running an actual repair business, I'd be toast. It's not easy nor cheap to get a dealer/repair license here largely because you have to have a preapproved and zoned facility that isn't your home.

This is one of the good things about Florida for sure. Still not moving there though.
 
2022-10-06 8:55:50 AM  
Where is the Florida tag? Why does it only have to be negative news articles that get it?
 
2022-10-06 9:13:20 AM  

Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?


These aren't wheezy little 2bbl dealies for your ratty old Chevy Citation. Carburetors in cars, if they're still being used, are high performance affairs that are precision manufactured and fully adjustable for maximum output on a variety of applications (usually a big-ass V8). They ain't cheap.

Surprisingly there are still people who prefer carbs even when FI is available and suitable for the application. I'm not one of them. The only exception is a CVCC Honda, and that's because there's no easy way to retrofit a FI system that properly utilizes the CVCC system without either using a weird program or additional injector(s). I'd like to see these kids (or anyone really) rebuild one of those odd 3bbl things. The rat's nest of a vacuum black box was enough to scare off pros back in the day. I'm not sure n00bs would find it any easier.
 
2022-10-06 9:22:33 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?

These aren't wheezy little 2bbl dealies for your ratty old Chevy Citation. Carburetors in cars, if they're still being used, are high performance affairs that are precision manufactured and fully adjustable for maximum output on a variety of applications (usually a big-ass V8). They ain't cheap.

Surprisingly there are still people who prefer carbs even when FI is available and suitable for the application. I'm not one of them. The only exception is a CVCC Honda, and that's because there's no easy way to retrofit a FI system that properly utilizes the CVCC system without either using a weird program or additional injector(s). I'd like to see these kids (or anyone really) rebuild one of those odd 3bbl things. The rat's nest of a vacuum black box was enough to scare off pros back in the day. I'm not sure n00bs would find it any easier.


Hell, if they could move on to doing the old Mopar six-packs and GM Tripowers they'd get farking seriously rich. I have 5 old Carters and Edelbrocks sitting in storage that I need to have rebuilt, but I don't because I don't have my old Blazer anymore.
 
2022-10-06 9:28:21 AM  
I don't keep up much with the vintage American car scene, but parts availability is probably keeping them from rebuilding certain makes or models. With 3D printing nowadays that's probably less of a concern though. Get these girls a nice setup and some CAD training and they'll have endless possibilities (at least as far as printable stuff goes). I think the aluminum printers are still outrageously expensive though. And brass parts like bushings would probably have to be machined, but I'm sure they could learn that too.
 
2022-10-06 9:55:05 AM  

Someone Else's Alt: Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?

When they stopped selling thousands of them a week. You can get 600cfm Edelbrock Performers and Holleys in the $400-$500 range. The bigger carbs cost more, 750-800cfm double pumpers can run $800-$900.

Wish I knew about these girls two months ago. For that price I would have sent the two Edelbrock Performers off my big block 348 to them to rebuild instead of messing with it myself.


Well, you can get really cheap Chinese knock-offs from Wish, eBay, and even Amazon. Thing is they don't really work very well.
 
2022-10-06 10:38:24 AM  

LungfishSally: Where is the Florida tag? Why does it only have to be negative news articles that get it?


You have to earn a Florida tag. Maybe if the girls were on meth and their crazy rebuilt carbs caused massive random acceleration which drove people into swamps filled with alligators that were also on meth.
 
2022-10-06 10:44:15 AM  
Well well well. Followed them on FB and I have a Ford 4100 4bbl that needs a rebuild. May just give them a little business. I mean I could do it but hey if they are showing that much initiative at that age why not support them.
 
2022-10-06 10:52:32 AM  

Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?


Since cars with carbs became collectors items. My Galaxie has a 352 FE Big Block motor in it. The rebuild kit is almost 900 bucks, to add a aluminum intake is another 890.00. Holley Sniper kit to make it a TBI instead of a carbed setup 1000. A Holley or Edelbrock carb for it is another 650 to 800 depending on the size.
Thats why Ive decided to restomod it and replace the engine and trans with those out of a early 2000's Mustang. More HP, fuel injected and waaaay cheaper parts.
 
2022-10-06 11:02:10 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: Paradoxmaker: Ok, I'll admit its been quite a while since i've had a car with a carburetor, but when the fark did they start costing $800- $1000 new?

These aren't wheezy little 2bbl dealies for your ratty old Chevy Citation. Carburetors in cars, if they're still being used, are high performance affairs that are precision manufactured and fully adjustable for maximum output on a variety of applications (usually a big-ass V8). They ain't cheap.

Surprisingly there are still people who prefer carbs even when FI is available and suitable for the application. I'm not one of them. The only exception is a CVCC Honda, and that's because there's no easy way to retrofit a FI system that properly utilizes the CVCC system without either using a weird program or additional injector(s). I'd like to see these kids (or anyone really) rebuild one of those odd 3bbl things. The rat's nest of a vacuum black box was enough to scare off pros back in the day. I'm not sure n00bs would find it any easier.


look into a TBI bolt on system like a Sniper or similar. They learn themselves and set all the values by reading the O2 sensor you have to install and other sensors they provide in the kits. Not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but a simple way to eliminate all the issues with carbs like cold starts and fine tuning A/F mixtures. You can also go in and set the values yourself if you like.
 
2022-10-06 11:03:37 AM  
I am reminded of the episode of Roseanne when her teenage boss comes over and she has Dan, put a carbonator together for him.
 
2022-10-06 11:46:58 AM  

LungfishSally: Where is the Florida tag? Why does it only have to be negative news articles that get it?


Because the reason the Florida tag exists at all is the bizarre nonsense. Without that the tag is misleading.
 
2022-10-06 12:32:19 PM  

phishrace: That's actually a perfect job for teenage girls. Best eyesight and dexterity they'll ever have, smaller fingers perfect for smaller parts. Of course they wouldn't want to do this full time for years. Repetitive strain injuries and whatnot. If it's mandatory retirement for all girls on 21st birthday, hell yes.


Quick someone check the grave of oskar schindler
 
2022-10-06 2:10:12 PM  
good on them and great job dad.  One of my big goals with the Mini Scarfettes was to not raise daughters that couldn't do anything for themselves.   i've met way to many "grown" women who got a husband when they were really looking for a replacement for their "i'll take care of it" dad.
 
2022-10-06 2:14:18 PM  
Even more impressive when you realize most of today auto maniacs have never seen a carburetor.
 
2022-10-06 2:44:21 PM  
What my carbs looked like, dual Dell'ortos.
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2022-10-06 2:59:36 PM  

steklo: I am reminded of the episode of Roseanne when her teenage boss comes over and she has Dan, put a carbonator together for him.


IIRC he didn't end up doing it though because Dan was only doing it so the boss would go easy on Roseanne's work schedule and like a idiot the boss admitted he wasn't going to so Dan and the girls dissembled the carb and just handed the boss a box of parts.

\if only my brain remembered important stuff.
\\ actually no i wasn't super popular or good looking in high school.  Why do you ask?
 
2022-10-06 3:52:44 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Sixteen girls?


Eight cups.
 
2022-10-06 3:54:10 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:32:33 PM  
Mona Lisa Vito would be proud of these yutes girls.
 
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