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Unread 05-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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please help ive never seen a carb before

My brother bought an 89 islander 4.2 with some kinda ford carb on it. Now to get it running we spray starting fluid in the hole twice then she runs fine even starts good after shes warm. i cant see gas entering the hole like i was told i should. does this mean its bad? can anyone tell me exactly which carb to buy because none of the oem stuff remains, vac lines, huge goofy air cleaner i really like the aftermarket 12" air filter and the manual choke i have now and was lookin for an ederbrock or holly thank you for reading

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Unread 05-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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If you infact have a motorcraft 2100/2150 you already have a great carb.... It may just need a rebuild and retune. These are reliable, great for off camber trail driving, and the easiest the deal with carb for a newbie. Easy to rebuild and tune. Typical rebuild kit is $20 or so. Buying a new carb would be a waste of cash.

Post some pics, it will be easy to tell what you have.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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A manual choke is probably the least effective of all kinds, if it was me I'd scrounge up the parts to convert it to automatic. The need for starting fluid could be due to the manual choke (with an automatic choke you pump once or twice to set the choke and give a good shot of gas), bad accelerator pump, incorrect idle mixture, incorrect idle speed setting, etc. My recommendation would be to have it tuned or do it yourself - assuming it's not dirty inside it can be done in about 5 minutes with a vacuum gauge once the engine is warmed up - and see how it goes from there.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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pictures of carb please
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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Thank you Sirs im having a hard time getting a camera it has numbers 1.06 stamped in a circle if that helps. also it seems much larger than the 2100/2150 or anything that should be on it
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