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I've got a 49 CJ3A that has been reworked by the previous owner. It has what I believe is an F head engine with a carter YF carb. My problem is that the hood hits the carb before the hood is fully closed (and this is without an air cleaner). I really don't want to cut a hole in the hood cause I want to maintain the stock appearance as much as possible. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep the 4 cyl in this one, but the other will be getting a Buick 231 asap. Thanks

Brent & Sons
49-CJ3A, 51-CJ3A
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one option would be to get a fiberglass or another metal hood and make the mods to get it to fit then keep the original.


/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif One of the most disheartening things I ever saw was an early flattie with a torch-cut hole in the hood for the carb to stick out./wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif It was on a ranch and being abused. It was for sale cheap, but that was in my non-jeepchick/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif wife days. Gotum' new wife/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif...gotum' many Jeep now./wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif

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Take a look at This page at the CJ-3B site indicates that the F-head and carb can be modified to fit under the original, low flat hood.

Not big on details but should give you some ideas on how to avoid cutting the classic sheet metal.

Good Luck.
go buy a different carb. That orignal carb is a tall carb to begin with

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I think I remember reading something about a carb from an early '60s Ford Falcon....

Jim Kyser
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1946 Willys CJ-2A
Try Archer Brothers. (510) 537-9587 You could get a Solex carb for about 120.00. They are much better than the original Carter YF. J.C. Whitney also sells them.

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