!!!!!!Help going back to carb!!!!!!

SCJeeper

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Pickens
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SC
#1
What's up guys?! Been a while since I've been on. Hope everyone is doing well. Life has been crazy with a new baby and remodeling a house. My jeep has a junk yard this set up on it and I have suspicion that after having a battery short on me I have fried the computer. I have really had nothing but problems with set up and it looks like crap under he hood too. Anyway I want to go back with a carb and go ahead while I'm at it and do a header and exhaust. I have the header and exhaust taken care of but need help with the parts to go back with a carb set up. Could anyone list out what I'll need? Engine has no performance mods so I'm guessing basic 2 barrel? Mechanical fuel pump? Old style distributor? What am I missing other than figuring out what I have to remove with all the TBI crap?

Thanks!
Brett
 

DirtyB

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#2
Don't go back to the carb. Fix the TBI. Or even better, go to multi point fuel injection.
 

SCJeeper

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Pickens
State
SC
#3
I'm sure that you are probably right but at this point I just want to drive it. I may go back with it but the whole gobbled up mess needs to be redone and clean up. I have no way to check to see what is going on with it as of now other and pulling plugs and making sure sensors are good. I have no way to trouble shoot it the way it is set up now. I will be tearing the whole jeep back apart in a few years to redo it again due to cheap crappy paint and a poor decision in seats and raptor liner coming off so when it is tore apart I will look at getting the TBI set up correctly.
 

CBRogers

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#4
If you have the Howell TBI on there now, then all you really need to do is remove the throttle body grab a MC2100 and adapter and swap. The distributor from before should work. If it is bad a HEI type replacement is easy.

Siince you are in pickens you should look at

CHRIS DURHAM MOTORSPORTS
120 ROBERTA DR
PICKENS, SC 29671
Tel-864-420-1274
Fax-864-306-3743

He is a pretty good guy out in the sticks and I bet he can figure out whatever is wrong with yours. I have no direct connections to him, but have had several fair dealings with him over time.


Carl
 

SCJeeper

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Pickens
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SC
#5
I know Chris and he has worked on mine and my dad's other jeeps in the past. Great guy! He went to school with my sister. It's a small town kinda thang you know. It is a junkyard TBI so nothing makes sense looking at it. From reading before about the junk yard TBI's I thought there was a modification that had to be done to the distributor like welding something to make it work.
 

CBRogers

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#6
I think the only thing that a Howell needs is a tach signal from the Dist. So tht can actually be split between a gauge and the computer. The MPFI has a lot more restrictions, but a regular Howell type which a junkyard should be can use just about and dist.


Carl
 

zr10054

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#7
For what you are going to spend on parts to convert back to a carb you could probably pay someone to straighten out your TBI system and still have a far better setup than with the carb. Electronics and computers can be frustrating but it's still not rocket science.
 
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