carb question......an easy one

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When I took apart my '68 1bbl carb, there was not a step up rod in it.

I also read somewhere (here, pirate or birfield) about others with the Asain 68 1bbl carb did not have step-up rods either.

Things that make you go hmmmmm.........
 

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If it has the arm for a needle, and the humongous main jet, then there should be a step up rod.
If there is no lifter arm and the main jet is normal size, then no step up rod (needle).
 
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Thanks for the info Jim.

My carb does have an arm for the needle. Don't know about the main jet though.

I don't have my FSM close by but the step-up rod prevents the mixture from becoming too lean when powering :confused: but my engine runs pretty good ideling, steping on it and crusing @ 70 or so...

WHat will I gain if I install one? Fuel ecomony?


FWIW and as far as I can tell, nobody has been in the carb since birth to take it out. I also don't have the "spare rod" either as the FSM mentions.
 
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