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few basic questions on 1983 f-150 project

Hey all!! I just bought my first project truck. Its a 1983 f-150 v8 302.

I know most trucks with carburetors have a heater tube. My truck does not have one right now, HOWEVER every picture of every RE-MANUFACTURED carb that shares the same carb tag number as mine (e3te-ava) has some sort of extra "tube" like object coming from the carburetor. (see pictures below) So do you think mine should have a heater tube? Did mine snap or break off?

Ive read multiple threads on here about heater tubes and how it should look.

Also, I wanted to replace my choke thermostat. Some thermostats have a few screws to undo and the thermostat comes off. On my carb, there are 3 studs that look like they were made to be tamper proof. Is this the case? Can I drill out these screws and later replace them with others? (see picture below)



Thank you for your time and appreciate any help I can get!!

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you can see inside a little bit. look at picture above. See the difference? Im missing that tube coming off. What is that for??

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snapped off heater tube? No gold nut or threaded parts....



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Here is the tamper proof nuts. Can I drill these out and replace them so I can change out my choke thermostat?
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