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Unread 07-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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New carburetor

I'm looking to put a new carburetor in my 83 cj-7, its the 4.2 engine, i heard Holley is the way to go, but if anyone has suggestions let me know


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Unread 07-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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i just installed a holley truck avenger 470 on my CJ5 with a 304. It has never ran so well. it starts right up and idles really smooth. Took a little while to set the floats and mixture screws, but really good choice. I believe holly makes a 350 CFM 2 BBL that may work well for you.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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What are you planning on running for an intake manifold?

For a stock 2 barrel manifold, I'd go with a Weber 38 DGES. Hands down.
Clifford, Weber 38 or a Holley 390


Edit: If you do a lot of wheelin', maybe the guys can give more advise on how well the Holley 390 does off-camber.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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I vote on spending 20 dollars on a rebuild kit and 18 dollars at Walmart for a can of carb dip and reuse the BBD.

Why, because it works if you do it correctly. If your throttle shafts are worn send it to me and I'll install bushings for you.

Only two thing make a BBD not work correctly. The clogged idle tubes and the owner.

Then your not out 300 plus dollars and have to join the how to tune your weber discussion.

Your having problems with it? Or you wouldn't be thinking about a new carb.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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motorcraft has been mentioned alot as a good replacment carb.. i have one ordered now from a guy on ebay that makes and sells alot of them..he builds them or sets them up to the specs you want...its worth checking out
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