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Old 12-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Carb leaked gas

Hola I'm a ft ready to hit the road again. Motorcraft/Holley carburator tag #
E6JL AB
A7G21
is obsolete i'm told. Any way its off all cleaned up, and now i want to upgrade to a new carb without too much of a hassle. So i can use some advice to help me decide and get going again!
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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It would help to know what engine you have. The carb tag number you give does not allow instant id of the unit, w/o Ford reference books. A two or four bbl. unit? I suggest you try and have it rebuilt by a competant shop rather than try and rig up something not made to fit.

Almost any carb can be rebuilt to run as new, by a good shop.

I just had Savas Tuning in OREGON do one for me. 2bbl. Ford 2150. Cost was around $250 and that includes new bushings for the shaft, something you won't get if you try to re-do it with a 25 dollar kit from the parts store.

I have no more leaks, nor vapor lock. It started right up and is running perfectly. Starts w/o drama, fast idle cams work right, totally worth the $ to me.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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carb leaked gas

Iceman8 Thanks for your welcomed advice. i have a 1989 Executive traveler, 33ft with a Ford 460. The carb is a four barrel and its ready for a rebuild,or trash can?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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Iceman8 Thanks for your welcomed advice. i have a 1989 Executive traveler, 33ft with a Ford 460. The carb is a four barrel and its ready for a rebuild,or trash can?
Chuco, A really good carb rebuilder can make your carb like new....
When you purchase a rebuilt from the "Autozones, Pep boyz and the like you will NEVER get one as good as yours....

Look around and find the best like "Cliff's" or "SMI" and rebuild it cuz you will money ahead..

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Old 12-06-2010, 10:17 PM   #5
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Hi Chuco and Welcome to IRV2!
If the carb is off the vehicle check the throttle shaft for any signs of movement (play) up and down and front to rear, (not side to side) If the throttle shaft is tight it may be rebuildable with a rebuild kit at home if you are handy. If not, a reputable carb shop will be needed as mentioned in the previous post.
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You might check the hot rod mail order houses, such as summit.com

A Holley Avenger 670 would bolt right up (check the fine print as far as any accessories needed to connect your linkages and such, they are available), and give you great performance.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:38 AM   #7
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I thank y'all for very much welcomed advice. I've had my moho since 1993 and have lived in it with my better half for the last six years. Ive been busy remodeling and getting closer to getting done.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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I also have a to replace a complete driver side pantographic wiper arm. I had my windshield replaced (after it cracked) when the tech replaced it. Now i am having trouble finding a replacement. I know its out there to be had but can't find it? The Wipers are made by Sprague devices. I'm new at the internet and easily get sidetracked to sites that are not what I'm looking for?
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Worst case, Edelbrock makes good carbs that you don't have to fiddle with out of the box.

Wow, $250 for a 2150 rebuilt?! I didn't know anyone would put money into one.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:28 PM   #10
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Worst case, Edelbrock makes good carbs that you don't have to fiddle with out of the box.

Wow, $250 for a 2150 rebuilt?! I didn't know anyone would put money into one.
The Edelbrock carb is based on the old Carter AFB 4 barrel, great carb. Years ago when I was in auto shop I had a '68 AMX with a Carter AFB carb.
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Many of the aftermarket carbs are great. Edelbrock...sure.

If Chuco has the ability to work out the issues with new/different linkages (many of these newer carbs have somewhat generic linkage attachements that you have to fiddle with depending on the application), a boatload of tools, etc, great. Marginal ability? Got a tranny with at TV cable adjustment at the carb? Get that wrong and your trans may be blown very shortly. All the little nit-noid things required when changing from the OEM set up...might just "get ya'" if one does not understand the entire system and concept of the operation.

So yeah, I paid a PRO that i trust, $250 to completely rebuild my 2150 carb (a proven unit that works well for a sub 3500 RPM application, where my motor lives 95 percent of the time) including new bushings for the throttle shaft. $250 was CHEAP compared to getting a new aftermarket carb, possibly an intake manifold as well, then screwing with linkages and who knows what else. For $250 I got bolt-on-and-go simplicity, no fabbing up anything and the best part...touch the key and it starts, every time.

Fancy $400 and up aftermarket carbs may be fine for some applications. Got the knowledge, time and money to do all that? Great. Keep track of all the non-OEM mods you end up with, good luck.

Sometimes though, it's easier and less headaches down the road, to rebuild (properly) what you got. That's the way I went. Left more time and $$$ for my other interests!
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Definitely the easiest, and prolly the best, way would be to get the Edelbrock.. Summit or Jegs.
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Have that Original Motorcraft/Holley Carb Rebuilt ! None of those New , Out of the Box Carbs from the Speed Shops will do as good a job as that Original Equipment Carb that came with Your 460. Find a Good Carb Guy to do the rebuild by asking around.
Then Make sure to change all the filters before You hook er up. If You are Lucky there will be a Holley Red Fuel Pump and a Spin On Fuel Filter back near the Tank .
Great Combination if You have it!
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Chuco, hope you can find what you need here for your wipers. Good luck, as for the carbeurator, buy a NEW one out of the box BOLT ON. Nothing beats NEW, good luck.
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