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Unread 02-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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85 Jeep CJ7 Carb

I just bought a Carter 2bbl carb for $150. I understand if this might not be what you'd do but my skills are limited and time (mostly skills). It has the factory Carter Carb on it and the replacement was ND 2904 at National Carb.

Am I in for huge surprises? Is it hard to replace a full carb or am I just worried about the complexity or maybe the lack of complexity...

Due to age parts have broke or went missing in the acquisition of the vehicle. I know of the rebuild kits but a main component that I am missing is the choke arm from throttle to choke which passes threw top portion of the carb. I've looked many places. The one "bolt" that attached to the left side of the carb broke upon removal went attempting to clean the jets.

So when I get it in 3-10 days... I want to prepare for the surprises or maybe some thing I could complete along the journey of removing the carb to make life easier.

Let me know your thoughts please... any thing is helpful...

thank you!

Chris

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Unread 02-05-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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I just bought a Carter 2bbl carb for $150. I understand if this might not be what you'd do but my skills are limited and time (mostly skills). It has the factory Carter Carb on it and the replacement was ND 2904 at National Carb.

Am I in for huge surprises? Is it hard to replace a full carb or am I just worried about the complexity or maybe the lack of complexity...

Due to age parts have broke or went missing in the acquisition of the vehicle. I know of the rebuild kits but a main component that I am missing is the choke arm from throttle to choke which passes threw top portion of the carb. I've looked many places. The one "bolt" that attached to the left side of the carb broke upon removal went attempting to clean the jets.

So when I get it in 3-10 days... I want to prepare for the surprises or maybe some thing I could complete along the journey of removing the carb to make life easier.

Let me know your thoughts please... any thing is helpful...

thank you!

Chris

If it's a remanufactured carb (which it should be for that price) then it should have those parts already on it. Bolt it up with proper gaskets, hook up your throttle cable, fuel line, electric choke and if you have them other electronic connectors. It should start right up though the choke may need adjusting and the idle mix may need tweaking.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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I just bought a Carter 2bbl carb for $150. I understand if this might not be what you'd do but my skills are limited and time (mostly skills). It has the factory Carter Carb on it and the replacement was ND 2904 at National Carb.

Am I in for huge surprises? Is it hard to replace a full carb or am I just worried about the complexity or maybe the lack of complexity...

Due to age parts have broke or went missing in the acquisition of the vehicle. I know of the rebuild kits but a main component that I am missing is the choke arm from throttle to choke which passes threw top portion of the carb. I've looked many places. The one "bolt" that attached to the left side of the carb broke upon removal went attempting to clean the jets.

So when I get it in 3-10 days... I want to prepare for the surprises or maybe some thing I could complete along the journey of removing the carb to make life easier.

Let me know your thoughts please... any thing is helpful...

thank you!

Chris
I speak with no first hand experiance, but be aware that when you put the fuel line on I believe you need two wrenches.

If you spin the fitting deeper into the carb then your float will no longer be adjusted correctly.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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I speak with no first hand experiance, but be aware that when you put the fuel line on I believe you need two wrenches.

If you spin the fitting deeper into the carb then your float will no longer be adjusted correctly.

True though if it's already properly snug the float should be adjusted correctly and it shouldn't be able to screw in enough extra to affect the float, again, unless it wasn't tightened properly to begin with.

A bigger risk is that if you don't hold the larger fitting 9/16" in place so it doesn't turn in the carb while you screw in your smaller 1/2" fitting into it, you can over-tighten the brass fitting and strip the threads in the aluminum carb bowl at which time you have yourself a nice paperweight for your desk until you can obtain a new carb body.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
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At that price if it's new-Just might be a China knock off.
Where did you get the carb?
You really need to get a copy of the REAL, Factory Service Manual(MR-252).
Haynes/Chilton just don't cut it.
You are still going to need to adjust the carb for your Jeep.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 06:03 AM   #6
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LG, the op states he bought the carb from National Carb. It will be a real Carter, and it should look and operate like new. They are a great company.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 11:01 AM   #7
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Matt-YUP, he sure did and I missed that
THX, for the 'heads-up'
$150.00 sounds like a very good deal for that Carter.
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I speak with no first hand experiance, but be aware that when you put the fuel line on I believe you need two wrenches. If you spin the fitting deeper into the carb then your float will no longer be adjusted correctly.
+100 I wish more realized this. Its a fiber washer. It will go in deeper.
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