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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2000, 02:28 PM
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Rebuilding Carter Carb - any suggestions?

Going to start rebuilding the Carter on my '80 CJ7 (I6-258) today; cleaning the idle jets had a little effect, but not enough. Wondered if anyone had any suggestions from previous experience w/ carbs, as this will be my first one.
(Yes, people have told me I'm crazy to do this :-)

Jed Smith
'80 CJ-7/I6 258
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2000, 05:57 PM
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Re: Rebuilding Carter Carb - any suggestions?

Just follow the instructions that come with the kit. Work from one level to the next. Make sure to get as close as possible to the measurements when adjusting. When putting it together make sure the gaskets don't cover up any holes that are not to be covered up. Spray carb cleaner on everything and have some type of small wire or pipe cleaner to clean out all the little holes. I have only done it once too. I think it was easier than what others boasted it to be, so don't be intimidated. If you have any questions ask. I have my old instructions handy if you need anything. Oh, and be sure to follow the instructions for the air-choke (before '82); on the '82 they put a computer adj mixture thing on the back of it (thing with wires on carb back) and it might have this on the instructions. Good Luck.

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Re: Rebuilding Carter Carb - any suggestions?

Buy a gallon of parts cleaner and let all the parts soak in it over night...your carb will look brand new.

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