The rig still fires up after computer removal and seems to run like it did before (just as crummy) so am I correct in assuming that it's been nuttered?
Also, my ignition key cylinder just kind of stopped working and turns really loose or locks the steering wheel, so I use the key to unlock the steering wheel but to start it I currently have it on a two (one for the starter the other for the "on" phase of the jeep) toggle switch system that I just wired from the (two) plugs that connect under dash to a small rectangular box mounted up by the rear of the column, would this effect anything?
If your switch system starts the engine and keeps it running, then I doubt that's your problem
Second, I was trying to decipher all the vacuum hose issues and to see if that was done correctly but I do not know which webber carb I have. Is there an easy way to determine what model it is? I think it's running rich because I feel there is excess fuel smell (I think this is an indicator of running rich)... Is this correct?
Post a pic of the carb, and one of us can ID it for you. The fuel smell can be from improper carb tuning (ie: Air/fuel mixture), choke not opening, lack of a vapor canister, or a leak.
Should I stop worrying about the vacuum lines and wiring for now and simply remove all the extra garbage from the computer harness then see whats left after the excess junk is removed and try going from there to get the vacuum lines / carb tuned / timing done? What exactly is the best place to start?
As Mike said, I'd leave it for now, and get it running well, first. Then, if you want to clean up the engine compartment, remove components and wires one at a time
, and confirm you haven't messed anything up after each removal.
As for tuning, start with checking for vacuum leaks. Once you're convinced there are no leaks, set the timing, then tune the carb.
Another question I have is that I thought after being nuttered there shouldn't be any wires as all going to the carb? I have a single black wire coming out the (driver) side of the carb and if I pull that wire while the jeep is running it will stall unless I give it some gas or crank the hell out of the idle screw, Is this supposed to be there or is something wrong because that wire needs hooked up?
Does the wire connect to a round black thing? If so, that's you're electric choke. A pic would help here, also.
Any assistance/advice would be helpful, and I hope I'm on the right track with trying to resolve this nutter job issue first and removing all the excess stuff before moving on to try to fix what's left.
Again, leave all that stuff for now. Poke around this site
and determine which systems you have, and if they are operational.
Good luck, and remember, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.