Helping my friend with his '54 3100 4 speed pickup. It has what appears to be the original Rochester Model B manual choke carburetor.
Was there an insulator between the carburetor and the intake manifold on this engine originally?
The reason for the question is that someone added an extension to the vertical rod that connects the bell crank on the block to the throttle lever on the carburetor. This short piece appears to be a part of a throttle rod that is welded to the original rod one and has the connecting bend about 1" higher than the original. That height difference is about the thickness of the insulator.
Thanks for the help!