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Unread 10-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Carburetor Question

I have a two barrel carb. I believe it is the Carter BBD based on comparison to pictures I have seen.

The Barrel closest to the driver side does not look like it is getting any gas. Before I take this thing apart, is there a fix that does not require that?

Also will it cause damage to the carb/engine if it is driven before the problem is fixed?

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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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You can try clearing the jets. To do this start the motor remove the air cleaner put some good leather gloves on and put you hand right on top of the carb and choke it out restart and see if that helped. If you can I would replace the BBD with a 2100 motorcraft 108 venturas #47 jet for under 1000 ft.This will wake your motor up I assume you got the 258 6 cyd. I bought mine for 285.00 Ebay.Ridgerun31 is his name best money I spent on my rig
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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Yes that is what I have. Thanks for the tip. I will try that out when I get home.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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If you haven't put in a Zip kit in the last several yeqrs, it is time.

Tear it down. Tank soak the parts. Reassemble as per the specifications. Enjoy a better running engine and better gas mileage.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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If you haven't put in a Zip kit in the last several yeqrs, it is time. Tear it down. Tank soak the parts. Reassemble as per the specifications. Enjoy a better running engine and better gas mileage.
What's a zip kit?

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What's a zip kit? Sent from Peggy's office
A rebuild kit.

If you have passages clogged with dirt its time to take it apart and clean it. Soak everything not plastic in a can of carb dip overnight, then blow out all the holes and passages with carb cleaner and put back together.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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Can anybody recommend a good kit and what major stores carry it?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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You can get one from your local auto parts place or any online carb place. They will almost undoubtably be from the same manufacturer
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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Here is a brand spankin new carb for $190 bucks. I like the carter. But, after 25 years they tend to wear out. I keep my Jeep emissions compliant. You never know what kind of crap the gubment is going to come up with.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160-NEW-CARB...cb0a09&vxp=mtr
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Here is a brand spankin new carb for $190 bucks. I like the carter. But, after 25 years they tend to wear out. I keep my Jeep emissions compliant. You never know what kind of crap the gubment is going to come up with. http://www.ebay.com/itm/160-NEW-CARB...cb0a09&vxp=mtr
Just so you know that is a china clone carter. Unless you find a NOS carb you won't find a new carter. Some have them on the CJ Fourm. I use the napa kit for rebuilding.

You can tell a clone by the white fuel bowl vent instead of yellow.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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Just so you know that is a china clone carter. Unless you find a NOS carb you won't find a new carter.

Some have them on the CJ Fourm.

I use the napa kit for rebuilding.
Didn't know that. More stolen intellectual property from the communists.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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Didn't know that. More stolen intellectual property from the communists.
I think its more to do with the patent expired. Look at all the cheep CDI multi spark ignitions now.

The only thing that wares out on them a the throttle shaft bushings. For less than 25 dollars you can buy the tool and sintered bronze oil impregnated bushings and have a brand new carb.

Also drilling out the emulsion tubes to a larger hole helps atomize the fuel better and the larger hole helps prevent clogging. Which they do on occasion. I think I drilled them to .037.
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