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    Default Need Help! Carburetor Craziness.

    Hey guys, I suppose this is the sort of reason I joined this board.

    I need a new carb for my 87 Laredo Wrangler. I've been looking at rebuilds online and have decided it will cost me between 200 and 350 dollars.

    What should I get? What is a good deal? What brands or makes should I avoid like the plague? You guys are the subject matter experts on this, so let's hear it.

    I'd like to get it relatively soon so I can get the beast back on the road before winter.

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    Since I have FI, I can't say with a 100% certainty, but I believe that the older jeeps had a Carter carb. Many people had problems with them and replaced them with Weber carbs.
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    Which engine does it have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    Since I have FI, I can't say with a 100% certainty, but I believe that the older jeeps had a Carter carb. Many people had problems with them and replaced them with Weber carbs.
    I have heard that weber is the way to go. Thanks for the heads up.

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    http://www.quadratec.com/products/51...gsc=QSHOPGBASE
    what about this? would this do the trick?
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    I got a rebuild kit for my carter for about 15 bucks at Advance Auto. It worked great for a while, but its still a carter so it didnt last long.

    Do a google search on the MC2100 swap. A lot cheaper than the weber and everything I have read says it works just as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCredneck View Post
    I got a rebuild kit for my carter for about 15 bucks at Advance Auto. It worked great for a while, but its still a carter so it didnt last long.

    Do a google search on the MC2100 swap. A lot cheaper than the weber and everything I have read says it works just as good.
    I had looked at a rebuild but the Haynes manual and most other people had indicated to me that it's probably worth it to go and just replace an old carb.

    I'll keep an eye out for this other model. - thanks!
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    Hey guys!

    I went ahead and ordered the weber from quadratec. My thought is that a good quality carb will help eliminate other problems and improve the performance of my jeep.

    ...now to fix the body pan...
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    just talked to a guy with a weber in his toy. not sure if you will have issues with this, but he was having issues with too much pressure at the carb....

    he had to get a high volume pump and regulator, running at 3psi.....

    not sure if you will run into this, but just a heads up if you run into fuel delivery problems
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    the webber is a great carb but a bit like a holley in that you need to be able to set it up right once you get it on.

    Cyan is right the webber needs to have a fuel regulator it prefers 3-4 psi. so make sure the regulator you choose will adj that low. You should also have a vacuum gauge handy for tuning it along with a decent tach.(and a fuel press gauge)

    The webber will probly run decent out of the box with the regulator and adj the idle screws but it will run great if you get someone who knows carbs to massage it for ya.

    the 2100 is a nice carb also just takes a bit of tinkering to get the rest of the jeep to run right with it. I prefer the holleys myself, I would go with a 390 cfm 2 bbl but I a glutton for carb punishment i love to tinker with em and the holley makes you do that alot.

    good luck with the carb anything is an improvement over a carter
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    Just remembered that there were some posts on JF about people doing a nutter bypass to help the carbs work, but it may have been the carter. Might be worth looking into.
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