My 1966 chevy pickup (C-20) v8 283 which uses a carburetor, not fuel injection, has a post that sticks straight up. The post is inside the top of the engine, and when I tried to put the carburetor back on, the post broke because it was corroded so much. How should I fix the post? Will I need to replace that part of the engine or is there another way, such as welding the blot back together?

Asked by Sep 20, 2015 at 11:57 PM about the 1966 Chevrolet C/K 10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


Can you post a picture? -Jim


Strange, a 283 that has a carb attached with a post in its center.... But corroded through to break. you must run without the aircleaner. Now, remove the intake and get it fabricated. Any slag or debris would get into the valves and pistons. You must need to remove, fabricate it, reinstall with new gaskets. You cannot really do a carb conversion without updating the intake and spending a small fortune.


I would check a wrecking yard for a good intake manifold for your engine, chances are high that yours is badly corroded if that happened, your only other option is to replace it with an aluminum one, you may still be able to find one that uses stock carb, but you will be surprised on how much better it will run if you do the complete intake package.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

must be a cool and damp or wet climate, or no preheat tube. Water forms on mine and tries to corrode the base plate, its a 307. it bolts on, he could get a little bit newer OEM part and a 2 jet. May even still look right. The 2bbl 350 has silver dollars instead of sacajaweas. but you may have to block off an egr passage and paint it. use a socket instead of a manifold wrench.


are you talking about one of the studs on the intake that bolt the carb on? if so you can try to drill the stud and a easy out. or intakes for your 283 are not that bad of a price after market.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Stopped running and won't start 35 answers

    was running and shut off and now it will turn over but not start. I have replaced the Coil, Int Module, Pickup coil. Basiclie rebuilt the Distributor. still not running. It is an 84 chevy c-10 305

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10


    Maintenance & Repair

  • have 1986 chev k10 auto trans leaks bad we replaced the seal it still leaks. what else could it be? 6 answers

    is it possible the seal didnt get put in right. after we replaced the seal we pulled tranny all the way out, pulled the converter out and it was leaking out the seal in the center that normal

    1986 Chevrolet C/K 10


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can't time my '79 Chevy K-10. 12 answers

    She's got a 350, new plugs/wires, and the plugs are properly gapped. The timing chain is on correctly, firing order is correct, only things I can think of are distributor or cap or a slipped balancer...

    1979 Chevrolet C/K 10


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 700R4 automatic transmission slips when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear 13 answers

    My transmission began slipping when it switches from 2nd gear to 3rd gear. The truck isnt driven often as I go to college in another state and use another truck as a daily driver. It does have transm...

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10


    Maintenance & Repair

  • what gearing ratio do I need for most power and fuel millage in my 79 k10 pick-up 1 answer

    I have a 1979 k10 pickup with a 6 inch rough country lift kit and 35 inch tires it has a edelbrock carb and I wanna know what gears I need to put in for the most power and fuel millage together

    1979 Chevrolet C/K 10



C/K 10

Looking for a Used C/K 10 in your area?

CarGurus has 276 nationwide C/K 10 listings starting at $19,900.


Search Chevrolet C/K 10 Questions

Chevrolet C/K 10 Experts

#1 CaptPKelly
Reputation 550
#2 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 300
#3 Rowefast
Reputation 260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
309 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-100
172 listings
Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
800 Great Deals out of 34,708 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Corvette
202 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993