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 While I do not claim to be an expert...I recommend restoring them to original form.  That requires a carefully clean-up with a very fine media in a media blaster and then using a "Cold Chromate Dip" on the bottom Zinc Alloy Casting bottom of the WCFB.  That gives you a reproduction of the original greenish/goldish color that they were originally.  I understand that was done to keep it from corroding and getting a mineral build-up.  Historically I have used Irving Metal Finishers in Irving, Texas and Bill-Mach in Fort Worth, Texas for this dip process.  Irving Metal Finishers gave the best results in attaining the original color but both were acceptable.  I expect this color varied as did the truck on our Fury's.  Then on the top air horn, that I think is aluminum, I used a light media again (Very Carefully) and then sealed it with an Eastwood Sealer that holds up to gasoline and engine heat.  Also I strive to have my floats just high enough and hopefully end up with almost no form of leakage on the top of the carbs. 
Both look fairly good after several years of being installed. 
CAUTION...Be triple sure no media remnants are left in any part of the carburetor.  I was given that advise and took it seriously.  I certainly would not any of that ending up in a combustion chamber or affecting carburetor performance.   
On the metal components ...per input from an individual that knew of Howard Crown Platting from the St. Louis, MO area that did much of this platting back in the fifties I recommend the Silver Cadmium Platting for the linkage.  It is the most durable but you did not want to breath media dust from it or lick it.  I understand it is quite poisonous.  Otherwise you can use zinc platting but it is not as durable.  I have found that zinc platting is more susceptible to rusting and dulling. 
Best Wishes,
Len Zimmerer

To: goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: archangel1390@xxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:08:49 -0400

     Can anybody tell me how to keep the carburetors looking like new, at car show I see cars with dual carbs that look likes new and the cars are not really driven that much. My dual carbs even after being rebuilt turn a dull milky gray with small white spots. Of course I am not driving them much they are just sitting inside until show time.
     I just wonder if there is a clear spray that can be used on them that is heat proof and will last?
          Any suggestions are welcome!!!!!
             Thank You in Advance,
               Ron Swartley


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