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    i have a carter carburetor and i have no way to see what isze it is or anything like that, the thing boggs really really bad when i first give it gas, i can't get it to stay started when i put it in gear the only way i have been able to keep it going it to advance the timming so much that when i punch it i hear pinging, now from what i know tha pinging is from the pistons not being all the way up when it sparks so it pings for some reason, it is most likley bad for the engine but i will have to have it like that for a little while while i take it to get new parts and new tires, but i really need help to get it to work properly, so if anyone has had experience with this stuff before please help.

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    I'd guess that the primary float is out of adjustment and the accelerator pump is off. If I remember correctly there are some numbers stamped into the air horn or on the main body. If you can find them I have some old manuals and I'll try to find some settings for you.
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    well thank you

    well the only numbers i found on it were on the body of it but here they are, i hope they work 9635SA 1543

    i found this website http://cars.rasoenterprises.com/Carb-AFB_SetUp.htm

    but i don't no what the heck he is talking about and i have no clue what he said would mean in the way of troubleshooting, and i have no idea what size rods he is talking about anyways
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    The metering rods basically control the fuel flow through the jets at idle and come in more sizes than I can remember. They are mounted on a spring loaded arm above the jets. If you could post a picture if the carb it would help. I've messed with a few AFB's and it's my understanding that Thermo Quads aren't much different. Edelbrock bought out Carter a few years back and their carbs are updated AFB's.
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    is there anything specific i should take a picture of to help you


    so i was told that these carter carbs are performance carbs and i was just wondering how performance they are, are they real performance or poor mans performance
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    No, just the carb. As far as your second statement, iin their day they were performance carbs. They didn't suffer the power valve problems that all early Holley's have, but IMHO they are harder to tune.
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    well i don't seem to be able to find the cord to hook my camera up to my computer with, my dad was talking to a freind of his at work and he says that he thinks the engine just needs to be broke in, so what yall think

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    I checked my old Motors and Chiltons and everything started with a 4, such as 40.., 41.., and so on.
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    Is there a way you can make a deal with one of your buddies to bolt on one of their "known-good" carbs so you can make sure it is a carb problem? If it won't stay running in gear, it could be a vacuum leak problem.
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    Originally posted by NTFDAY
    I checked my old Motors and Chiltons and everything started with a 4, such as 40.., 41.., and so on.


    what everything started with a 4

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    Last edited by NTFDAY; 03-07-2006 at 09:16 AM.
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    If all the links don't work do a search for Carter AFB.
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    well only the first site worked, but i need to find a site to see how big my carb is, everysite i go to never helps.

    here are the pictures of the carb




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    i just posted pictures on my other thread and they worked just fine why is it working like this now.

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