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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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$13 Carter Rebuild...Wish Me Luck

Alright, here's my story. I have no real mechanic skills, but I can read and turn a wrench, so I figured I would tackle the Carter rebuild instead of replacing it with a MC2100 or Weber. For $13 why not? If I mess it up I'll replace it.

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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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Here's the nasty little Carter with the air cleaner removed and vacuum hoses labeled.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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I disconnected all the vacuum hoses, electronic connections. Instead of trying to unscrew the fuel line I removed both fuel lines from the fuel filter and caught the fuel in a small jar. There was about a cup of fuel. I then removed the Choke-pull assemby in order to get to the rear manifold nuts, at least that is what I call them; the nuts that keep the carb attached to the intake manifold.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:42 PM   #4
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Next I removed the throttle linkage and spring. I have a manual choke on mine so that had to be removed as well. you get the idea, take everything off that will keep you from removing the carb. Next, I unscrewed the four nuts that held the carb on the intake manifold and lifted the carb off.

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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Here she is completely removed from my Heep.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:01 PM   #6
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Right about now I was wondering if I actually wanted to tackle this. But I took a deep breath and started tearing it apart from the top down.



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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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Just kept removing each part....man there are alot of little parts. But the directions that came with the rebuild kit had a pretty detailed diagram of how the part fit together. As I took a part out I matched it with a new gasket and set the two aside.





I removed the float retainer (horse shoe) and baffle (looks like a W) and removed the floats.

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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #8
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I removed the fuel line. The kit comes with a new brass fitting, gasket and needle.




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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:23 PM   #9
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...and removed the bowl assembly from the throttle body.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:32 PM   #10
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Then I removed the venturi assemby from the bowl assembly.






And noted the location of the small check ball.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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Next I removed the metering rod arm (green) and the pump link (red) from the bowl cover assembly.





Then flip the cover over and remove the pump and spring. The kit comes with a new pump seal (green)...



Then I removed this little black vacuum thing-a-majig because the kit came with a new one.


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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #12
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Next, I measured the idle mixture screws as a reference for re-assembly then removed them.



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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #13
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I then removed the choke from the throttle body. I put all the soak-able part in an aluminum tray and soaked them for a day in carb cleaner.



I threw all the spall parts in there too.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:55 PM   #14
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After a good soaking I took a wire brush to all the parts and used a another can of carb cleaner to get all the gunk off. I cleaned and dried each part with compressed air and made sure all of the passages were clean and clear.

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Unread 01-29-2010, 03:05 PM   #15
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I didn't take pictures of the assembly because it seemed pointless, because the above pictures...it was pretty easy.
I followed the kit instructions for setting the float, vent valve and metering rods.



I crossed my fingers and turned the ignition and my Heep fired right up...and actually had a nice idle and believe or not it didn't die.

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