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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
bluedaffy
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Carter swap for weber difficulty

I am going to be swapping my original carter carb in my 4.2 YJ for a weber and do the nutter. I started disconnecting the hoses and whatnot today but stopped before actually removing the carb. I do not yet have the weber but plan on ordering it today. I do not drive my jeep in the winter here in WI but I'm starting to get it in shape for the coming spring.

I just started working on my Jeep when I got it last year so I know enough to get me by in most endeavors under the hood but by no means am I a pro. I would appreciate any comments on the quality of installation instructions that come with a new weber carb and also how difficult it is to swap carbs and do the nutter at the same time. Thanks.

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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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This thread should be EXTREMELY helpful to you.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/we...ssion-1051137/
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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I was carb STUPID, as in knew noting about them..... when I did mine, follow the instructions and take pics, and ask questions on here as you go is the easiest..... when you get to removing **** it is scary...... when you realize ALLLLLL the **** you are going to take out you will be like WTF.....

the only problem I ran into and I dont like is their adaptor plates, I got a vac leak in one of htem a couple days later... they use 2 adaptors, and If had my way I would machine 1 piece adaptor, anyhow.... use the proper RTV, and gasket. and rock and roll.... its not as hard as most think...

I would have done the nutter FIRST, left everything as it was, and make sure it fired and ran ok AFTER the nutter BEFORE doing the swap.... as it is now if it dont fire you ahve 2 issues to trouble shoot..

1 thing at a time......

The nutter is stupid easy tho, cut and splice 2 wires is all.... look into the team rush upgrade aswell, if your doing this its another couple hun bu twell worth it
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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thank you, the posts are very helpful. I read on the link that I posted at the bottom that the 32/36 should be out of the question if any upgrades have been done to the engine including a new header... well I have a new header but could still use some input as to whether the 38 is the best choice. anybody have a 32/36 with an after market header? Thanks... Just want confidence in making this carb decision.

http://www.redlineweber.com/html/app..._choice_32.htm
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Unread 02-18-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thank you, the posts are very helpful. I read on the link that I posted at the bottom that the 32/36 should be out of the question if any upgrades have been done to the engine including a new header... well I have a new header but could still use some input as to whether the 38 is the best choice. anybody have a 32/36 with an after market header? Thanks... Just want confidence in making this carb decision.

http://www.redlineweber.com/html/app..._choice_32.htm
It's a very simple conversion. I went ahead and did the nutter before I swapped the carbs, but you can easily do it when you install your new carb. It has to be done though. I chose the 38 and love it. Hey, read through this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/w...ite-up-382309/

and FWIW, I have a pdf of the instructions if you need it.

Enjoy!

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