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post #16 of 44 Old 06-14-2013, 02:18 PM
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At the point in life mechanically where you are, either find a really good mechanic who understands carburetors inside and out, or get a friend who understands these things to show you.

If you want to understand, I think you're at the point where someone needs to "show" you on a carburetor how to adjust it. But to be honest, there are tools required to do it right and it takes experience.


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post #18 of 44 Old 06-14-2013, 02:24 PM
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At the point in life mechanically where you are, either find a really good mechanic who understands carburetors inside and out, or get a friend who understands these things to show you.

If you want to understand, I think you're at the point where someone needs to "show" you on a carburetor how to adjust it. But to be honest, there are tools required to do it right and it takes experience.
YES, to the need of a 'hands-on' teacher.
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post #19 of 44 Old 06-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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If you don't have a catalytic convertor on it, put one on. I know many people talk them down (emissions crap, they plug up, cost you power, etc.) but I had mine off for a short time but I couldn't stand the stink anymore. I put it back on and it has a much tamer of a smell now. I was wanting to replace it as it was showing signs of deterioration, and I did notice a little loss of pep from that deterioration, but until I swap the engine in a couple years, this will get me by. I still have plenty of power even with the 258. I will be putting a new one on when I run the new exhaust for my V8.

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post #20 of 44 Old 06-16-2013, 02:33 PM
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Unless it was made for California, his Jeep didn't come from the factory with a catalytic converter.

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post #21 of 44 Old 06-17-2013, 02:09 AM
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My 78 did. I do not believe it was a CARB vehicle. Either way, adding one would help the odors.

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post #22 of 44 Old 06-17-2013, 02:23 AM
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Well Wait.
Where does the exhaust exit on his jeep?
If it is straight out the back then he would be sucking it back towards him.
Particularly with the top off.

Ask me how I know.....
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post #23 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Well Wait.
Where does the exhaust exit on his jeep?
If it is straight out the back then he would be sucking it back towards him.
Particularly with the top off.

Ask me how I know.....
My exhaust sticks out the back on the drivers side, sticks out from the back maybe 2 inches or so, thanks.
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post #24 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 12:16 PM
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Due to the aerodynamics of a brick, the air circulates over the back, creates a low pressure area that draws the exhaust into the cab area. Re route the exhaust out to the side and I bet the smell goes away.

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post #25 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 12:19 PM
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Do you only have the rear window up/out? open a front window and you probably won't smell it anymore. If you don't have drain plugs and you have a leak before the axle it might be getting in through there.

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Do you only have the rear window up/out? open a front window and you probably won't smell it anymore. If you don't have drain plugs and you have a leak before the axle it might be getting in through there.
No top or doors
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post #27 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 12:40 PM
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My exhaust exits right rear corner as OEM.
No smell EVER.....
My sons '5' w/401 exits both rear corners.
No smell EVER.....
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...Either way, adding one would help the odors.
Not if he has a leak and/ or improper routing of exhaust....
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post #29 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 03:13 PM
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Mines out the drivers side.



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post #30 of 44 Old 06-20-2013, 04:24 PM
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Has the OP checked his plugs or looked for leaks? This thread has run for a week and no status report.

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