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Old 05-26-2006, 01:55 AM
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Carb. question for '67 Mustang

Ok, I am new at working on cars.....the '67 mustang that I have is an in-line 6 2oo, with a 1 barrel carb. the carb,. is sticking ...or something. It will die on me while driving...when I pull over and open and close the carb, then it will start right back up. Can anyone tell me how to fix the problem....besides buying a new carb....lol...i am a single mom with 3 kids and just want to learn how to fix things. Thanks guys!!
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there are several good carb diagnose and repair links in the Knowledge Base link above under engines/articles/carbs....one that I like is the "recarbco" link....shortcut is use the search window for recarbco
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Cheap possibility: Fuel filter or screen, IIRC, that carb has a screw in filter that can be replaced in about 2 minutes. It could be a $5. fix. (starving for fuel, the quick pump of the carb gives it a little squirt from the accelerator pump. the time it takes you to try it again lets the carb bowl refill) That would be a likely trouble if your car has a cruddy old tank, rubber sections in the fuel line, or the original fuel pump. Even more likely if the gas in your area has MBTE or ethanol in it.
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If you are a little mechanically inclined, try this:

Go to NAPA and get a fuel filter and a carb rebuild kit, for around $20 or so.

The fuel filter is probably clogged if it hasn't been replaced in awhile. The carb may not need a rebuild, but it sure wouldn't hurt, and its hard to tell whether that's the problem if you are not used to messing with carburetors. You can rebuild the carb on a bench or table in a couple hours, its just disassembly and assembly (lay out the parts in order as you take it apart, then put it back together in reverse...). I did my first carb at 16 with no help, while my little sister annoyed me -- if I can do it you can do it.

I think Biggarmike may be onto the problem, I had that with my 69 Maverick (same engine and carb as yours!)

Good luck and let us know how you do.
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