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Old 02-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if I should get a carb overhaul or a new one. To get it rebuilt costs $200-300 and to get a new one is $270-330 plus $100 installation. I have a 65 200 I-6 with (I think) a single barrel carb. I also have a manual choke. I don't need any fancy stuff or boost in power. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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I'm not sure if I should get a carb overhaul or a new one. To get it rebuilt costs $200-300 and to get a new one is $270-330 plus $100 installation. I have a 65 200 I-6 with (I think) a single barrel carb. I also have a manual choke. I don't need any fancy stuff or boost in power. Any recommendations? Thanks!
With a few simple hand tools you can replace it yourself no problem. I would rebuild the one on the car unless it was cracked. If you are at all handy you can do it yourself just search YouTube and you will see how easy they are to rebuild. Alot of us on here can help also maybe if you are close enough to someone they might even help and show you. I am in OH if I am close I would not mind showing you how to do it.
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I'm not sure if I should get a carb overhaul or a new one. To get it rebuilt costs $200-300 and to get a new one is $270-330 plus $100 installation. I have a 65 200 I-6 with (I think) a single barrel carb. I also have a manual choke. I don't need any fancy stuff or boost in power. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Rebuild it yourself! Any pictures of the carb? You can buy kits yourself. Pretty simple. I rebuilt mine. Installation is just two bolts
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the one barrel carb that ford put on the inline six was an easy carb to rebuild. get yourself a good kit and rebuild it. if you dont feel like doing the rebuild yourself, get a reman from your local parts store and install it yourself, as indicated its just a couple of bolts to remove the carb and a bit of linkage. one thing, remember to replace the gasket between the carb adapter and the intake as that gasket often doesnt get replaced and tends to have vacuum leaks due to age.
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If you replace the carb and you have the original style distributor, you MUST get the right carb to go back on. It must have the spark control valve on the passenger side of the carb (as installed.). If you don't, you won't get the right vacuum advance and it won't run right.
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If you replace the carb and you have the original style distributor, you MUST get the right carb to go back on. It must have the spark control valve on the passenger side of the carb (as installed.). If you don't, you won't get the right vacuum advance and it won't run right.
excellent point, and it is a good reason to get a later model carb and upgrade to a duraspark electronic ignition at the same time.
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