Thread: Carb for 258

  1. Carb for 258

    I an a newbie to this site, it came very highly recommended from friends on a Dodge Cummings Forum site!!!! I am going to change out the tired carter BBD. I am told that the best bet would be a Weber K551, I am also hearing a lot of good feed back on the MC 2100... They are both close in price so that is not my issue, It is a daily driver and trails in the forest on the weekend. Any info will be grateful. Thanks, Paul

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    Re: Carb for 258

    Can't go wrong with the MC 2100, i ran one before I switched to EFI and it never gave me any problems. Then again, there are plenty of people who have had success with the weber as well.
    BAMFCJ7

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    I have to say that the weber has been great! That thing runs hard! So far I havent had any compaints!
    USMC Low Crawler

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    Weber is OK only if you get a good one out of the box and they don't all come that way. Under the "been there done that" category the one I bought was bad and Redline (the maker of the Weber carb) left me hanging in the breeze. If you are buying a new one it says on the outside of the box "No warranty whatsoever" and from my experience they mean it. Why take the risk when the Motorcraft 2100 - 2150 is so reliable.

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    Re: Carb for 258

    Well I think the MC 2100/2150 is going to be my choice, I can get them at about the same $$$... The MC is a very simple carb to work on down the road. Thanks, Paul

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    Re: Carb for 258

    Quote Originally Posted by statewide View Post
    I an a newbie to this site, it came very highly recommended from friends on a Dodge Cummings Forum site!!!! I am going to change out the tired carter BBD. I am told that the best bet would be a Weber K551, I am also hearing a lot of good feed back on the MC 2100... They are both close in price so that is not my issue, It is a daily driver and trails in the forest on the weekend. Any info will be grateful. Thanks, Paul

    The MC2100's deal, is that you get one for $25.00 to $30.00 at the nearest junkyard. You then rebuild it, (easy as pie) with a kit from the local big box parts house. (Advance Auto, Autozone)

    The adapter is Mr. Gasket #1937, & you fab up some linkage using a cut off piece of the throttle lever from the BBD with it's ball stud. That gets bolted to the MC2100's lever;




    Best to do the "Nutter bypass" with this too.
    This is a Picture Guide to Nutter Bypass - JeepForum.com


    Also the "TeamRush Ignition upgrade" works well with these.
    Genuine Junk Yard Genius.com Ignition Upgrade, Jeep 258 CID I-6
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    I have more redneck mods than you!
    1990 YJ 4.2L AX-15 on board 220 amp alternator welder, York OBA with rear bumper air tank, Hitch mount front or rear XRC8, Junkyard tube doors, MC2100, TeamRush ign., 60" Hi-lift w/Jackmate, Homebrew cage add-ons, Homemade 1/4 ton trail rack, removable hood-windshield-tailgate, soda bottle coolant & W/W reservoirs Home built stinger & dual hitch front bumper..............

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    Go with the Weber I liked my on my CJ7
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    86 CJ7 ,258,T18,Scout Dana 300,Dana 44's,Lockers,Twin stick,OBA,8274 Warn winch.
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