Our core acceptance policy
Sets sold by SUCarbs.com are sold on an outright basis. The price consists of two components, the base value of the set and the value of cores. SUCarbs.com will refund up to the stated value of the cores upon receipt of a complete and rebuildable set of carbs of identical type and application.
To be considered rebuildable, the returned carburetors must be free of broken, seized, frozen or damaged parts. All parts included with the re-manufactured set must be included in the core set — all links, levers, springs, pins, rods and any other parts. Parts which are missing or damaged beyond normal wear and tear in regular use will be charged against the core value at currently published prices by Moss Motors. Parts which are not available through Moss Motors will be charged at fair market value.
The intent of this policy is to give customers full value for their used carburetor set while ensuring the continued availability of quality cores, upon which reasonably priced exchange carburetor sets can be built. Obviously the total value of the individual parts quickly exceeds the value of the core. When the deductions reduce the credit below the fair market value for the set, SUCarbs.com will offer what it considers to be a fair market value for any core sets received for core credit. You may accept the offer or we will return your carburetors to you.
Carburetors received with pistons seized inside the dashpots or bodies may be charged a percentage of the core value. Before reducing your refund I will attempt to separate the pistons. Typically the piston rods are seized inside the dashpot bore. These are usually easy to separate and most often does not result in damage, in which case there will be no reduction.
Pistons may occasionally seize in the bore of the body; this can be difficult to free but usually does not result in damage, no reduction will be made when the separation results in no damage.
Pistons may seize against the dashpot sidewall. In a majority of cases they can be separated without damage, but excessive water damage will render the piston dashpot as useless. Approximately 90% of seized pistons can be corrected without damage, provided that proper techniques are used.