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Advice on a carburetor upgrade?

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Petell, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Sep 8, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Petell

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    I've been very lucky until now,
    89 YJ Sahara carburetor has spent after many years of service and fun. Need advice on a carburetor upgrade. Wish I could make it fuel injected but too much money.
    So what’s out there?
     
  2. Sep 10, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    If you can save for a little longer you'll be really happy with going fuel injected. There is Howell fuel injection (by directly from them and you'll get great service and help), Fitec has a new 2 barrel setup that will work great for your jeep (cheaper and easier to install than Howell), and you can always pull a junkyard setup from an early 90s chevy truck with a v6. Make sure you get the computer and wire harness for it.
     
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    4 barrel? ;) [​IMG]
     
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    I have a 87 4.2 with a offenhouser intake and a 650 Holley 4 barrel on it ... has plenty of guts ... plus I have a headman header with flow master exhaust
     
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  5. May 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    From all the forums I have read over the years the MC1200 seems to be the best bang for the buck.
     
  6. May 12, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Hard to go wrong with a new Holley. Old holkeys on the other hand leak around the butterfly shaft bushings. It's toast after that. Also hard to go wrong with a Webber card.
     
  7. May 12, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    KISS - what is wrong with the carter you have?

    If that is a problem to deal with you do not need the associated issues with modifying a jeep.
     
  8. May 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    You a fan of quadrajunks Awrench? I never was . They were a pain in the butt in Colorado at altitude and on cold mornings anywhere. I guess holleys are as bad on cold mornings tho
     
  9. May 12, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    quadra junk? not the fantastic 4bbl quadrajet GM used?
    the OP's jeep I believe used a Carter BBD? that is a Simple Stupid carb to work.

    I have heard of the Colorado hi altitude problems associated with carburetors, never dealt with or learned the
    nuances.
     
  10. May 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Yeah the GM qaudrajet I hated it.
     
  11. May 12, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    Once you get the nuances it was a good carb, not as intuitive as a Holley but they did the job.
     
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