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Username Post: 2 barrel carb question        (Topic#361898)
japete92 
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08-02-20 08:40 AM - Post#2800131    
    In response to 62stlragtop

I'd install the plugs wires you bought (you are going to do that at some time anyway?), and verify fuel pump pressure (about 6 psi, as I remember) first.

I'd also likely run the car 'as is' for a while to see if the filter clogged up again (looking for signs of unresolved fuel storage/delivery system contamination).

But, once carb is off, use your judgement whether to rebuild.

This is simply a curiosity question. What transmission do you have? A three speed auto?

Pete





Edited by japete92 on 08-02-20 09:04 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




junky 
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08-02-20 11:30 AM - Post#2800147    
    In response to 62stlragtop

If you are going to take it off the car, you might as well buy the carb kit, and do it right. Make sure to follow each step of the instructions, otherwise, you rebuild isn't going to work the way that you expect. I remember back in the middle 1950's, my mothers car wasn't running right, and while my father was away from home one Saturday, I picked up a Delco carburetor kit, and some carb cleaner, and proceeded to rebuild it. He came home to find me at the table with every part off of the carburetor. He didn't believe that I could put it back together correctly, but I did, and the car ran perfectly after that. He was quite proud of me, and told everyone about my "talent". The one thing that made it work, was that I carefully followed the paper instructions, and measured exactly every setting. Back then, they even came with plastic measurement "tools" to use. I only wish that I still has the same patience to do it today.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
62stlragtop 
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08-03-20 08:26 AM - Post#2800193    
    In response to japete92

I think I'll just keep driving it and will watch my fuel filter, and in the fall I will figure out whether I need to pull the carburetor for a rebuild. The car used to be a 2speed power glide automatic, but I converted it to a muncie M20 4 speed. Does the tranny have anything to do with the carburetor?





 
62stlragtop 
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08-03-20 08:31 AM - Post#2800194    
    In response to junky

Junky,
I agree with rebuilding if I go to the trouble of pulling the carb off the car. The thought of going through a 2 barrel actually seems like a fun project, and if it will make my car run better I don't see any downside to this, plus its really cheap to do!

Thats a cool story about taking the time to do a job right! Impressing the old man is something we all want to do no matter if we are 8years old or 80 years old, its funny how that never goes away...



 
japete92 
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08-03-20 11:52 AM - Post#2800215    
    In response to 62stlragtop

  • 62stlragtop Said:
I think I'll just keep driving it and will watch my fuel filter, and in the fall I will figure out whether I need to pull the carburetor for a rebuild. The car used to be a 2speed power glide automatic, but I converted it to a muncie M20 4 speed. Does the tranny have anything to do with the carburetor?






I 'guessed' you had a 3 speed manual when you said the 'stumble' was in 3rd gear (it wasn't a powerglide). Later, I read something about '...when in park...'. I interpreted that to mean 'Park', and an auto trans, with at least 3 gears. I was simply curious.

Great choice of transmissions.

Pete








 




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