It took a while to get the nerve up, but the worn out carburetors are finally replaced! The following pictures show the engine compartment before and after.
They still need to be adjusted, but we were able to drive the car on the freeway and around town. The only problem we had was … running out of gas! Thankfully we were across the street from a friend’s house when it happened. The next step is to use my newly acquired air flow measuring tool. It’s supposed to measure the flow of air through the top of the carburetor enabling me to match the two carburetors. We shall see how that goes.