carbie help - perth

Submitted: Monday, Oct 08, 2012 at 20:36
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after 330k kms my 1988 maverick needed the carby sorted out - the auto choke was playing up and a couple of other things. took it to a mech shop that raved about their ability to repair and tune up carby engines. now it is stuffed and i need to idle at 950 just so it won't stall and fuel use is even worse than it was before and..........the upshot is I need to know if any of you know of a real carby shop/person in the perth area (not port kennedy - they stuffed it). also down sth to mandurah or bunbury as i'm sort of nearly there anyway. in the distant past i had a bloke in west perth play with my V8s and he did things with the holley carbies and made them sing - alas that was 30+ yrs ago and he is gone. i am not going to fit a holley as they just don't seem to want to work when playing in the bush. here's hoping. regards

ps i've had the maverick for 19yrs so even though it maybe should go to 4wd heaven it just keeps on going..............and i just can't justify $80k for a new 4wd to play with.
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Oct 08, 2012 at 20:41

Monday, Oct 08, 2012 at 20:41
Make sure that the filter is clean and the gauze in the tank is clean, then go looking for the small piece of laquer looking stuff that is stuck in your idle jet.

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Reply By: Member - Jerry C (WA) - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 00:07

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 00:07
Hi Maverick,

As a suggestion, I have never used this company, but they have been suggested as one of the better options.

Perth Carburettor Specialists Pty Ltd
131 Howe Street
Osbourne Park

08 9444 4618

Cheers, Jerry.
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Reply By: GimmeeIsolation - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 16:04

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 16:04
Through the mist in my mind from a similar problem with a 780 Holley on my old 460 cuin F150 4X4, Im pretty sure a Stromberg does not have the same problems with fuel starvation in the float bowls when on steep angles.
A new carby will get it started easier and better fuel economy and prices a pretty good these days if you do some googling instead of paying for a carby kit + man hours in flogging an old horse thats had many thousands of litres of fuel already put through it.
Do not get talked into a carby too big. You only need a two barrel, you are not at the drags. A two barrel atomizes the fuel better from the higher air velocity going through it producing better low down and mid range useability, better economy and easier starting.
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