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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Best carb for '86 CJ?

I've been told the Weber 32/36 and the Holley. Which is best?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-24-2013, 11:31 PM
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I put an MC2100 on my 85 and could not be happier. Got the kit off of eBay and it was super simple. YMMV.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-25-2013, 04:17 AM
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If you filled out your Profile, you would get specific advice, still wrong but specifically wrong.

You mention a Holley but not which one.

The Weber 32/36 is smaller than the Carter BBD you will doubtless be replacing but it has good signature at low speed and many Forum members experience good economy on a 258ci with one. It is a well made and tunable twin venturi progressive carb that has been around for a long time and has good technical support.

The Weber 38 DGMS and similair is a synchronous twin venturi version with slightly larger venturis. It is in reality about the size of the Carter BBD. You will not get such good economy or vacuum signature at low speed but it is a better match to the 258 if you are more interested in driving it than the economy.

I have two Weber 38 now and I am very pleased with them.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your help. Went with the Weber. Works great.
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