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Re: 86 grand Wag Carb nightmares
goto autozone and buy a replacement Holley2300 series 2 barrel carb, I did this years ago on a cherokee with a 360, and it cost me $183, it bolted on, all of hte fittings and lines hooked right up, the tranny downshift linkage took a couple of washers and about 5 mionutes of head scratching, but seriously I had it running in about 2 hours.
and it performs SO much better, it makes alot more power, and it mkaes the gas pedal actually feel like there are more than 3 positions ( idle, half, and wide open)
the Holley actually has a variable throttle!
supposedly the Holley isnt very good offroad, but i had that truck sitting on its tailgatea few times and it never sputtered.
also it shouldnt be too hard to fix that carb you have, its a $30 rebuild kit, and a couple hours even if youve never done it before ( I went this route also)
before I found out the throttle shaft bores were leaking, thats why I swapped to the holley.
just find a decent mechanic, or do it yourself.