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Unread 04-10-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Weber vs Motorcraft...the hunt continues

So...simple question:

1989 Jeep Wrangler yj (standard 4.2l i6 no mods)...motorcraft 2100/2150 or a weber carb?

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Unread 04-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Seems this has been done 100's of times. the guys with the MC2100 Love em, and the folks with the Weber Love theirs...

I chose the MC2100 due to reading about tuning issues with the weber. I bought mine from the ebay guy and have been very very pleased. it has been over 2 years with it and not a single issue with the carb, I cleaned it recently and the choke is smoother.

I would suggest the MC2100 since it is abundant, available in junk yards, easy to service and available every where.

If your a good mechanic you can get yourself setup for under a $100 bucks.

First timers I suggest the ebay guy his kit is all inclusive and directions are exact step by step, you wont be disappointed with the result!

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Unread 04-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #3
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Ebay guy 2100 here too. Bolted on, ripped out lots of vac lines no longer used, the thing just works.

I never fooled with carbs much before the install, apart from raising the idle on my Carter to keep it from stalling as red lights. Ebay guy's instructions got me through just fine. We in Indiana don't have emission test worries, which makes it even easier.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Ebay guy 2100 here too. Bolted on, ripped out lots of vac lines no longer used, the thing just works.

I never fooled with carbs much before the install, apart from raising the idle on my Carter to keep it from stalling as red lights. Ebay guy's instructions got me through just fine. We in Indiana don't have emission test worries, which makes it even easier.
glad you are happy but, there are several posts and several guys on the forum who would have helped you get your carter running perfect. Of course after making the swap and feeling confident about what you have is all that matters.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
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One word - Holley
I have always been a huge holley fan....but there just wasn't enough info out there for the swap, yet I wanted a fresh install and went with weber, but I would never knock a holley, just surprised you didn't offer more info.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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go with the 2150 thats the updated 2100 just make sure you get one with 1.08 venturie igot mine remanufactured by holley thru summit racing and they have the adapter plate too, simple to install and simple to tune made my jeep run like a new one
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I think no matter which way you go motorcraft/weber you'll be very pleased with the outcome. so many people here have one or the other and will be biased towards what they have. I just did the mc swap 2 weeks and couldn't be happier, i'm sure if i swapped a weber on there i would be just as happy with the results. It all boils down to what's available to you.
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I think no matter which way you go motorcraft/weber you'll be very pleased with the outcome. so many people here have one or the other and will be biased towards what they have. I just did the mc swap 2 weeks and couldn't be happier, i'm sure if i swapped a weber on there i would be just as happy with the results. It all boils down to what's available to you.
Good point and according to some great guys, you can easily rebuild the carter. Hate to admit this, but I am pretty sure weber is a part of the company that made the carter.
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there are several posts and several guys on the forum who would have helped you get your carter running perfect
Probably so if I had the time and patience, but most of the advice I've seen is that the quick route is to replace it with something else. The Jeep has 177k on it, with a long block and a rebuilt Carter 50k ago. So probably nothing really wrong with the carb itself, but with the vac system somewhere.

I have a lot of work still ahead on many others areas. PO cared for it well but age is catching up. I have to get the actual mechanical/reliability problems knocked out first before moving on to the fun stuff. Cracked header, rotting cat, weak spark, etc. Now it has 99 problems but a carburetor ain't one.
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I would have loved to swap a holley or edelbrock but I'm not an AMAZING mechanic and there are NO good writeups (actually there are none at all that I've found) for a carb swap on either holley or edelbrock...would be nice...(hint hint)
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