About Us

The Shop

A1 Carbs has been in business for over 30 years because we focus on high-quality repairs and great customer service!

A1 Carbs is a true carburetor building and tuning specialist company. We don’t simply carry a line of carburetors and sell them over the counter. We know and thoroughly understand how carburetors work and how to repair issues quickly. We work on all brands of 1bbl, 2bbl, 4bbl carbs, as well as specialty and galvanized carbs. We even work with Rochester titanium!

We utilize a real engine testing system in order to fine tune all our carburetor rebuilds and repairs.

We also enjoying helping others with their repairs. So if you ever run into an issue while working on your carburetor, know that we are here to help!

Give us a call at 760-745-3182 or stop by our shop today. We look forward to working with you on your next repair.

The Staff

Delvin is our head carburetor builder, he has been in this line of work for over 20 years. He is extremely efficient and has extensive carb knowledge. He builds carbs from the ground up paying special attention and making notes on carbs that are known to have specific issues, how to fix it, what should be done to best fit that specific model. People rave about his work, and he has been drafted by many certified mechanics and even other carb builders because he can and will exhaust himself, his abilities and his resources to try to fix the impossible.


Josh is our lead mechanic and has been working on cars from a very young age. Growing up around and loving the classics, Josh has always been in the Carburetor realm. He has always loves tinkering on cars, finding the problem, fixing it, and helping people is what he loves to do. He has a knack for diagnosing carb problems and works hand-in-hand with Delvin to get carbs diagnosed, repaired, and back to their cars with speed and high-quality work.

Shani is Delvin’s main right-hand man — correction — woman. She gets carbs in, takes them apart, catalogs and organizes parts for cleaning so that Delvin can get to putting them back together, testing and diagnosing them, ensuring all parts are there and ready to go.