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Carter Yf Trouble

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by C-dubb, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. Sep 30, 2022
    C-dubb

    C-dubb New Member

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    I have been working on my '61 CJ5 for a little over a year now and have finally got it running, sort of. It will only run at half choke. I cleaned everything and put in a kit but no change. I am not a carb man so after tearing this thing apart 4 times I am ready to throw in the towel. Where could a guy send this thing to have it rebuilt or exchanged ? I have heard bad things about replacement carbs and would like to stick with the Carter.
     
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    jeepstar

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    PeteL

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    Ollie2009

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    Vacuum leak. Check the base of the carb
     
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    PeteL

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    Could be. If over-torqued the flange ears may be bent.
     
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    oblvnnwtnjhn

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    Buy my YF 938SD with rebuilt manifold and new Daytona kit for $200 shipped and send yours to scoutpilot for a spare or sale to recoup. Selling for what I have in it and its clean, ready to assemble/install and go. I upgraded to a Weber to match my engine work.
     
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    Vanguard

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    If you've tried four times, then I say the carb doesn't have any life left. I fought the same problem with mine, but I gave up after three tries. I picked up a Solex. It worked great right out of the box. The vendor I used isn't around anymore, but this one has good ratings.

    Amazon.com: KIPA Carburetor fit for Jeep F Head 4-Cylinders Engines Willys CJ3b M38A1 CJ5 F134# 17701.02 923808 With Gasket & Carbon Dirt Jet Cleaner Tool Kit Durable : Automotive

    I think it's probably a better choice than trying to get yours rebuilt or buying another in unknown condition. Given it's amazon, they'll probably take it back no questions asked if you're not happy.
     
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    Jw60

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    How's the ignition...
     
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    C-dubb

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    You may be right. I'll give that a look.
     
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    C-dubb

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    What is a Daytona kit ?
     
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    C-dubb

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    Mostly new.
     
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    C-dubb

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    I would rather stay with the Carter but that price sure looks good. Kaiser Willys wants $300 plus shipping to rebuild mine.
     
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    Vanguard

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    I would highly recommend giving the solex a try. If I remember correctly, it bolted on in about 5 mins. It really made a world of difference. I eventually changed out my engine to a V6 and sold the Solex to another member. I think it's still on his Dad's jeep.
     
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    C-Dub,

    IMHO - Rather than Kaiser Willys you would be better off, both in price and quality of work, getting your carburetor rebuilt by "ScoutPilot" as already mentioned. There is a reason why he is mentioned every time someone needs a carburetor rebuilt, he does it right.

    https://oldjeepcarbs.com/thread/1138/basic-services-prices
     
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    Ol Fogie

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    That looks like a really useful site. A little hard to read though, photo is a little blurry.
    Is there some where on line all the text is available? Thank you
     
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    Jw60

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    Thank you,
    BrianP rebuilt my YF in summer 2009. I should have the original documents and I have access to a better scanner so I can see about making it better. is it one page in particular or all?
     
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    oblvnnwtnjhn

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    Ethanol proof made in America gasket/seals kit. I paid $50 for the kit, $160 for new throttle bushes. Carb is ready to go, send yours to scoutpilot in the interim, just a thought and what I personally would do.
     
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