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Unread 08-13-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
drespecki
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1984 Carter BBD feedback type having problem

Need a direction to go in.. Bringing to life a 1984 CJ7 that has not been run in years... Did get a fuel flow from the tank to the carb (had to replace the fuel pump) and it will run for a moment when I put gas into the carb but it will stay running. I am working by myself so I tried a few different thing, one being putting a screwdriver in the carb throat to keep the lower butterfly open as it was staying shut or mostly shut. Anyhow, when I did that it roared to life and was running like a scared buffalo and I had to pull the screwdriver out. It died.

Needless to say, what is not right on this? Gummed up float/jets or dried out everything from sitting too long? New carb in order OR rebuild OR try to clean out something?

I see new Carter feedback carbs on Ebay for $180, maybe that would be easiest?

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Unread 08-13-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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My vote is rebuild the one that's on it. Takes a couple of hours, one rebuild kit (25 bucks) and a can of carburetor dip (also 25 or 30 bucks). Oh, and a tooth brush you don't mind soiling so you can scrub the gunk off it. Might also need a little patience. The adjustments can be a pain once it's all back together.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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I second that. Not that difficult to rebuild. While you have it apart I would drill out the idle tubes with a tip cleaner drill bit. .032". Sounds crazy but the stock I. D. Of the idle tubes are too small and allow any small piece of anything to clog them up. Really runs like crap when that happens. There are a lot of good threads on this site about that. It's not as intimidating as it sounds. Also if your Carter BBD has an "idle up solenoid" you can wire this to a switch in the cab. Works great when you are on a hill and wish you had 3 feet. By the way the rebuild kit usually comes with pretty good step by step instructions.

Good luck.
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