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Do I Rebuild or Replace the Carb?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Iron_Pig, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. Iron_Pig

    Iron_Pig

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    It's to be expected since I've been building this '78 FJ40 for a year that the carb would gunk up. It was setting for 6 months before I drug it out of my brother's yard.
    After the motor rebuild she ran well for about 15 miles then she spit and sputtered like crazy.
    Get this! Someone retro-fitted a Motorcraft 2 BBL carb on this 2F motor. I think it's the same carb as on the Ford In-line 6 truck motor. So should I rebuild...never rebuilt a carb before but I have all the tools,air compressor,etc. It was converted to Manual choke.
    I'm probably rated a 3-wrench mechanic. I've done brake jobs,replaced power brake boosters,changed cluthces,replaced valve lifters,etc.....but only REPLACED a carb,not rebuilt one.
    If a mechanic charges me $50 an hour plus parts I may be close to a price for a new carb.
    What's your advice? ???
     
  2. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Sort of comes down to preference. If you want to build your ride back up and come out of the garage with the new look...buy a new one. Sell your old one to one of these guys who has experience with rebuilds.

    OR....if you feel like learning something, rebuild it. If you're not in a hurry, rebuild it and use it. If you're ready to roll, buy a new one, rebuild it, and sell it rebuilt or keep it as a spare.

    OR...do like me...try to rebuild it, do piss poor the first time and buy a new one and re-rebuild your rebuild.
     
  3. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    I love the Aisin carb. If I were you I might be inclined to buy a new Aisin to replace the retrofitted Ford one. If you had an Aisin, I would rebuild it.
     
  4. srafj40

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    I will admit right up front that I am biased.

    You need the stock Aisin. Weather new or a salvaged rebuild, it needs to be what came with the 2f. If you find a salvaged carb a rebuild kit is $30 or so. Follow the tech manual and take your time, (youcandoit).

    Stacey