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Pony carb !!!

Has anyone here messed with one of these Any info good or bad would be great. Thanks Mac0
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Use the search button up there. Type in pony carb. Read for hours.
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Yep. I have one. I have posted about it lots of times and you can find them all using search.

Here's my latest opinion, though. Carbs suck. I want EFI. The Pony gives a bit more oomph through the middle RPM range but floods out going downhill at steep angles even with a fuel pressure regulator set to 1/2 lb and the idle set high. That's [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] and I can't wait to get it off there. It would rule on the road, but offroad I must say I don;t really care for it.

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Didn't mean to be a smart a$$ [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

I got a Toyota Corolla carb when the stocker croaked. Works pretty well, I've had it at fairly steep angles offroad and it doesn't stall or flood. Bit more power onroad as well. The one I got had a manual choke setup, so it's a bit more messing on cold winter mornings getting it started, and I think this carb is fussy about having clean gas. Good alternative to the pony. Mine came from Arizona.

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I'll have to admit -- I never thought of the search !!! Sorry.
Not good news either on the off roading with the old pony carb ... Not for a guy with one sitting on the floor in the garage !! I hope to put the VW diesel coversion in it within a year or so but was hoping for just a little more for now .. Anymore thought would be great. Thanks guy's .. Mac0
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I'd take a pony or corrola carb if I could find one... it's not that easy anymore.
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I have a pony carb on mine with no problems. Mine see's mostly highway driving but what little offroading I do is without issue. I may be talking out of turn here so they can correct me if I am wrong, but to most of these guys a steep incline is 60 degrees or better. You may not ever run into this problem. I bought mine from DParker on this board and he hated it because it kept stalling on him. It has never stalled on me in two years. The main difference is that I drive up hills and he climbs bolders. If you have the pony already, you will not have to modify anything to install it, so I would try it and see before I replaced something that may work fine for you. With a carb you will never get away from the stall on an incline thing.
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I still run them on three Zukes two 1.3 and one is a 1.6 no problems off roading except for a little stumble on very steep down hill.. One thing that I found is that they do need to be kept very clean inside and out.. I do mine once a year... I still have lots for sale ... [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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to most of these guys a steep incline is 60 degrees or better

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Yeah..make sure you take this into account when getting opinions from people. I am not talking about gentle downhill slopes here, I am talking about long, hugely steep inclines where you are relying on backpressure and low gearing to keep control. You really don't need your motor to be stumbling and flooding out in that situation ( been there, done that, soiled the shorts [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] )

Some people and places think of wheeling as bumping through the woods and running through mudholes. They won't have a problem with a Pony. The kind of wheeling we get to out here sometimes has a lot of serious rocks and compact elevation changes.

Like someone else said..they arnt too expensivve and you can drop one in without modding your truck. So get one and try it out. If you dont like it or need to lose it after your motor swap, someone will buy it. I dont hesitate to 'try' stuff now because if I don't want it, someone else will! I just keep my eyes open on the for sale and wanted boards and keep the stuff moving through.

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Good call Daxe .. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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