I'm going to give it to you as straight as I can.
Pic 1) Obvious things I see. There are reasons why they should be like 2, 3, 4
Pic 2 and 3) Return line (with a few bells and whistles)
Pic 4) 1979 PCV is on the left.
Pic 5) My 390
I've since replaced my intake manifold and installed a 390 Holley on mine. Doing so was very expensive, I do get 18 MPG (I had made up my mind I would make a MPG improvement no matter what it costs!)
Your carburetor (the Carter BBD) is a great system!
The carburetor is 40 years old, it has 40 years of wear on many of the parts.
Even buying a re-manufactured carburetor may still leave you with worn parts reused with in it.
There are some tedious adjustments that need to be made, sometimes the re-builder does not make these "tweaks" to the reman.
The average Joe with limited knowledge will build it wrong or damage a part without knowing it.
I'm almost embarrassed to make this suggestion, I have suggested this many times and so far, have always gotten good results (with local Jeeps)(With 2carpros forum fixes).
Seems that the Jeep Carter BBD carburetor is not made domestically anymore, remans are about all that are available. And you still have an "old" caburetor!
Over the pond, they are making new ones! They work great! They adjust as they should!
It's been a while since they hit the market, they have gone up in price a little. They are still way cheaper than a reman, but just a little more than a rebuild kit. It's ready to go!
If you go this route, I will be glad to aid with installing it and tuning the Jeep properly!
I've looked over the whole bunch, this would be my best suggestion. See this link.
What do you think of this plan so far?
Images (Click to enlarge)
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 AT 7:52 PM