Re: What Carb should I get?
I got 135,000 miles out of my carter (one rebuild at 85,000 miles), but I fought it for the last year--wouldn't idle good, gas mileage around 12-14 mpg. I upgraded to a Weber about a month ago and while I don't think the performance gains are extraordinary or anything (it will still feel like a 6-cylinder despite what the ads imply), it is strong and smooth. My gas mileage is much better, in the range of 17-20 mpg. As far as being complicated, I would say it's the other way around. The weber has one mixture screw and of course your idle speed adjustment screws--that's it. No fooling around with a choke unloader or two mixture screws like on the carter. That's just my two cents--plus, the weber really cleans up the engine compartment if you combine it with the nutter bypass and eliminate all of the emission junk (it won't pass emission testing, though, so be sure you don't have to worry about that in your area). Installation of it couldn't be simpler.