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Re: nutter bypass delay / carb ?
An '83 US model CJ would have a computer controled Carter BBD as original equipment. The BBD is two barrel and has a motor sticking out of it's back side with an electrical connector.
Since the Carter on your CJ is one barrel and has no electrical connector(s), quite possibly it is an OE Carter form an earlier (pre computer) CJ. I can't remember which model, sorry. But you can check the tech pages on ORC for lots-o-information. You can also look in a Haynes or Chiltons manual for more CJ carb information.
Another possibility is that your CJ is not a US model.
The nutter bypass would apply to all US model 1982 and up CJs and YJs w/258ci and computer controlled Carter BBD.
Maybe another driver of this Jeep did the swap because he/she was tired of dinking around with the BBD. You can check under the dash between the heater and glove box for the computer itself or the large plug for the computer. Perhaps, if not done together with a tub swap the person swapping might not have taken the time to remove the wire harness. Just another way to maybe find out what is what and/or if this is US model or not.