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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2000, 10:43 AM
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Carburator Swap???

I need to replace the carburator on my 258 engine and I need to know what other carburator I can install. I know
the webber is an option but dont know if you have to use an adapter. Can I use the carburator from another crysler 6
cylinder engine???

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2000, 11:04 AM
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Re: Carburator Swap???

If you buy a new webber, it comes with the adaptor plates. It only works on the 2-barrel intakes though... I believe there are some Holleys that will bolt right up, my friend has one on his Jeep...

Restoring a '74 DJ-5C [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] It was running good, so I messed with the carb to make it run better. Now it wont run at all! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2000, 10:38 PM
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Re: Carburator Swap???

I had nothing but trouble with the Weber I put on a 258. It's a long story that I will spare you, but I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR PRODUCTS AGAIN AFTER THE WAY THEY TREATED ME!

Holley makes a carb that you can use if you change the intake manifold. JC Whitney has both in their catalog (shown side by side). If I ever end up with another 258, that is the way I will go.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 04:25 PM
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Re: Carburator Swap???

I have a CJ5 with a 304 it is not exactly the same. However, I recently put a Holley on it, and it has been great. One reason I chose Holley for my Jeep is that I have used Holley replacements on other vehicles in the past and have not yet had my first problem. The folks at Holley seem to have figured out pretty well what is needed. Linkages and everything you need is included, and it works (or at least it has the times I've used them).

Just for what it is worth, my .02. Holley has been good to me.

Good luck. Turtle

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Re: Carburator Swap???

The Weber is the best thing I bought for my Jeep EVER (well, except maybe the 4.27 and ARB'S) since I bought it in 89. I got the 38 DGES in 1990, and it bolted on in about 1/2 hour, started up right away, and has performed as good as any carb could ever since. All I have done to it is replace the needle valve, accelerator pump and gaskets. I also lowered the float level a tab to improve it's off-camber performance.
The Weber really mad my Jeep come alive.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 08:37 PM
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Re: Carburator Swap???

I just put a Weber K551 kit (Weber 32/36 carb.) on my Wrangler. The kit came with EVERYTHING needed to replace the piece of s*%t BBD. Right out of box with no adjustments it runs better than this Jeep has ever known. And it was easy to install. I'm sold on the Weber forever.

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