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  1. My carb is missing the tag, but has a number on the body 2731. The carb I bought has a tag of 8384. I will put the large check ball in with acc. pump. The used carb didn’t have the dashpot either. I guess I need to find one. Don’t want any backfiring. Think I would be able to find your manual @ local books a million or do I have to purchase online thru Bently Pub.?
  2. Howdy Moses, Got distracted with many other things, but I’m now back to the BBD Carb. The last time I posted, I was dealing with a jet that would not come lose. I ended up cracking the main body trying to get that jet. Spent some time checking e-bay for used carbs. Finally got one for $5.50 ($15 for shipping) $20.50 total for a filthy used carb to use the main body only. I have cleaned all pieces pretty good and reassemled. I just put the carb back on and still can’t get the jeep started. A few questions. I still have not figured out where that little o-ring seal popped off. It popped off while taking it apart & the rebuild kit also has one in the kit, but does not show where it goes. You had mentioned the vent, but I don’t see where it would go there. I understand the round rubber flap seal and have it in place, but still clueless where the o-ring seal goes. Did not see one on the used carb I bought either. The other thing that has me confused is I have 2 exploded view diagrams. One from the Walker rebuild kit and one in a Chilton manual. The Walker diagram only has one ball (small)—pump disc check—venturi cluster. The kit comes with two- Small & Large. The Chilton diagram has two balls, the venturi one and one with the accelerator pump plunger. Who is right? I put the carb back together following the Walker diagram and only put one ball check in. Could this be my problem with it not starting? It is getting fuel now, so I am one step closer. While trying to start I didn’t see the choke activating and not sure why. The choke assy. cover was warm, but I did not see any movement. Another question—what is the dashpot? Is that something to do with emissions, because I don’t have that. My buddy that used to work on this jeep eliminated as much as he could. One last thought that keeps coming to me while going through these manuals — they tell where things go but don’t really explain the why’s or purpose of these parts. Any suggestions, help? Thanks BA
  3. Oh, that jet is trashed now. I tried using an easy out and all it did was eat up the brass. Now the diameter is much bigger. I found a couple places to get new jets, Quadrajet & Mikes Carburators both had jets. Then the question was what size jets? They stated the size of the jet should be stamped on the jet, but I could not find it on the one I was able to take out. I did not order any until I get the old one out, which is looking doubtful. Not sure what to do now. Order the main body & jets or am I going to have to buy a new carb. One on e-bay for $165, plus 16 for shipping — $181 total. That would suck because I wanted to learn how to repair/rebuild. Didn’t seem too difficult until I got to that one jet. Everything else went pretty smooth Before I even tried to pull the first jet out. I wondered why they even needed to be taken out since all that matters is the cleaniness of the interior of the jet. I looked on the web for the EFI systems. I’d love to go that route, but cannot afford it at this time. Is the Mopar system worth the higher price over the MSD system? Thanks again
  4. I took the rest of the carb apart. Went pretty smooth except the main metering jets. First one came out OK, second one stripped all to heck. Any idea how to get it out now? The float has a small ding on the top of it, otherwise looks pretty good. Is that going to need to be replaced? The float and the bowl were actually pretty clean. I saw where you recommend Mopar rebuild kit. If not Echlin from Napa. I had already purchased a Walker kit from O’Reilly. Should I go ahead and use the Walker or is it gonna be worth returning & getting the Mopar? Thanks again for ll your help!! BA
  5. I have two International Loadstar 1600s (1969 & 1978). Both ran when they were parked where they are now but have not been started in 5 years. The 69 is a real cool firetruck with 30,000 miles. I’d really like to get those 2 back up and running. I work in heavily wooded mountains and would like to have the fire truck for burning my huge piles of brush. That water pump is mighty strong!!! Not to mention, I love the snub-nose “look” of those old trucks. The last time I drove one was the '78, and it SCARED the HELL out of me. I was climbing the mountain with a full tank of water & it stalled and lost power brakes. That is why they have been sitting. Should I drain and replace gas, radiator, oil? Then rebuild carbs and try to start? Then work from that point? And is there an Injector system available for these engines?
  6. Hey Moses, Thanks for all the info. I have been reading a lot of your articles, but being an idiot when it comes to mechanics, a lot of it went way over my head and looked German to me. I continue reading, hoping some of the gaps will be filled in later. The only way I am going to learn is reading & getting in there and take some things apart and put them back together. Been too busy during the day to take the rest of the carb off, but reading at night. Hoping to take the rest of carb off tomorrow. I want to take it apart so I can dissect it & understand better. I can tell ya gas was getting to the carb. The venturi tubes were completely clogged. Sprayed them with Sea Foam and blew them out with air. I went to get carb. cleaner & reading the can, I realize rubber, plastic parts & electrical parts will not be dipped, but it states certain parts should only be dipped for 45 mins. max and should also be coated with ?something?? after dipping to prevent future corrosion or something like that. All dependent on what type of metal, aluminum, etc...I have no idea what each part is made of. Any help here? Obviously I am going to finish rebuilding this carb, but how much does that MSD Atomic EFI system cost? I had a holley pro-jection put on my 84 J-10 360 V-8. The best money I spent on that truck. Ran perfect for a loooong time. And would I be able to install that system? Thanks Again!
  7. The 83 Scrambler is gettng fuel to the carb. — I replaced the fuel pump & filter and still nothing. I have poured a little fuel in the carb and it starts right up but as soon as fuel is gone it dies. Since it was sitting for a while I put HEAT in the gas tank and added 5 gallons of fresh 93 oct. non-ethanol gas. Hopefully I can get back to it this weekend, if the weather will cooperate. Thanks for any & all help
  8. Let me start off by saying I am a complete novice when it comes to mechanics. I figured the best way to learn is to jump in and start trying myself. My Jeep was running great the last time it was driven, but it has sat for about a year and now will not start. Not getting fuel, I read online about a quick fix for idle problems by clearing the venturi tubes. While following the directions, I took off the air horn to get to the venturi cluster. I was holding the air horn in one hand and looking at another part in the other hand, an O-ring gasket (approximately 1/4 inch) popped off the air horn and landed on my wrist. I have no idea where it popped off of and have not been able to find it on exploded view diagrams on the rebuild kit. The ring is in the kit but I cannot find it in the diagram. Any idea where this ring goes? What do you think the odds of a beginner being able to clean and rebuild this carburetor correctly? Thanks for any help...
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