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Need help finding a good carb

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jjones415, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Jun 20, 2007
    jjones415

    jjones415 Jeff Jones

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    I recently went to NAPA to get a rebuilt carb (Rochester 2G for the 225 V-6). After hours of messing with it I finally took it to the mechanic, who told me it was a bad carb (bad accelerator pump). NAPA replaced it with another rebuild, same story. Spent hours messing with it, thought I must be an idiot (which may or may not be true), took it to mechanic, he said it was another bad carb. In addition to the price of the carb, I've now spent about $200 at the mechanic only to find out that the NAPA carbs are crap. Should I keep trying until I get a good one from NAPA, or is there an upgrade carb (ie. Holley) that can be easily adapted to the 225?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Sounds like my luck with the carb that's much cheaper but acted exactly the same from PartsAmerica. :(

    I returned it for another only to be told they didn't have one. So they had my core AND my return. Blech.

    Best bet, post a wanted to buy ad here (in the classifieds please) and get one from another member here.

    Rebuild it yourself. If you're not capable of that, you could probably pay someone here to rebuild one for you.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2007
    a440plus6

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    I rebuild all kinds of carbs and am very anal. I run them on an engine before I send them out, so if anyone runs into this kind of crap again I may be able to help.
    Jerry
     
  4. Jun 21, 2007
    mike starck

    mike starck Member

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    As i mentioned some weeks ago there are very few carb. rebuilders still in business. some replied that the 2G Rochester was plentiful.Personely I don't believe that is the case.I think that the majority of rebuilts come from ONE shop.They might have a brand name on them from a national chain store but they originate in the same place.Tomco is about the only one i have found on the web. I bought one from them and it works great. just a note:the accelerator pump seems to be the problem circuit on these carbs.I believe this stems from the design and years of corrosion around the check ball area.there is no practical way to repair this by using a overhaul kit.

    mike s.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2007
    a440plus6

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    Where there is a will there is a way lol....I have brought back many a dead WCFB and Hemi carbs.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2007
    trickpatrick

    trickpatrick Done? LOL

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    timgr

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    Back in my parts counter days, Tomco was a good quality carb. Nearest thing to a "name brand" rebuilt carb that I know of.

    Normally carbs are rebuilt in a factory setting. When the cores come in, workers break them down into components - bodies, air horns, brackets, linkages etc. - then the components are put together from the spec. If a rebuilder assembles one carb wrong, it's likely they are assembling all of them wrong.

    <edit> Sparky's reply reminded me - KEEP YOUR CORE A LONG, LONG TIME. Never turn in your core until you are absolutely, positively finished. JMO - never turn in a carburetor core. The core charge is nominal, and to anyone mechanically inclined, having the carb is much more valuable than the core charge.
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2007
    Mike C

    Mike C Member

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  9. Jun 21, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    2G's are plentiful. They were used on lots of things. Just not all of them work with our V6.

    Tim,
    Oh sure, NOW you tell me. ;)
     
  10. Jun 21, 2007
    kaiser krawler

    kaiser krawler kaiser krawler

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    in july of 1999 i sent my carb to a company called daytona parts co. at that time it cost 155.00 to have my carb restored. they replated it, rebushed the throttle plate did a rebuild on everything else and returned it to me.i bolted it on and have not had to touch it since. their number at that time was 904-427-7108. they were located in new smyrna beach florida. i belive i found them thru a ad in hemmings motor news. i'll see if i can find out if there still in business. if i remember correctly the turn around was about 10 days.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2007
    a440plus6

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    a440plus6

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    They are located in Daytona Beach now. I live 20 minutes from Daytona.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2007
    wrenchbender1

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  14. Jun 23, 2007
    timgr

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