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Old 11-05-2011, 01:07 AM
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I would like to know what size jets would be good for economy on a Carter AFB carb. I was informed that it is a 600, and has larger jets(size unknown). I've been using it on a 283 with tall rear gears and a 5spd. It's running a little too rich. I'm not a carb man, and have never changed out jets but it's never too late to learn. Any expert advice from the carb guru's would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:48 AM
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If you are serious about tuning your Carter I suggest you get the Edelbrock carburetor manual (you could download it from their site at one time and likely still can). They still offer the jets and metering rods to tune them. Look for a model #1406 which is based on your Carter AFB.

You would be wise to dig in to your carb and document what jets & metering rods you are running as a baseline.

Don't be led into thinking that because you have a relatively small engine under the carb that the jet sizes should be proportionately smaller. Jets control mixture, the smaller engine will just demand less air than a bigger one.

Find / download the Edelbrock manual and read it before you buy or change anything. If a metering change is truly required you may be better off changing a metering rod rather than a jet.
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Thanks for the info.
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Look at the front of the Carb facing it on your left at the bottom of the mounting flange you should find numbers stamped in it post those and I can tell you more about it.
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Will do. Won't be til Monday afternoon before I can get to it. Will post info then. Thanks!
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