What's the best way to learn about carburetors?

I'm 24 years old and recently ( 2 weeks ago) got a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura. I knew nothing about cars until I got it, I've learned the basics. Switched off the radiator pump,, all the rust off the car, switched off the tires, put a new radiator, etc. But I can not figure out the damn carburetor, it's complicated from what I've seen and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to how to figure it out. I learned everything as I went but I can't seem to find a new videos on youtube for my car ( only like 2 repair videos)

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  • hace 2 años

    What's a radiator pump? you mean the water pump? on the subject of carburetors go to Amazon or eBay and look for a book, there are tons of good books on how to rebuild and tune a carburetor

  • hace 2 años

    Old Clymer manual or a Haynes. 6 cylinder engine had Holley with diaphram accelerator pump--and those were very bad with Ethanol fuel, eaten and stalling at intersections was a problem. AMC 6 and Chrysler slant 6 had some issues also- some people killed when stall at light change. late 1970s/1980s a ethanol proof diaphram replacement was marketed. If worried about valve seat erosion- and it is a real problem for some of early engine of leaded fuel era- then maybe try unleaded premium, non ethanol and mix 2 stroke oil at 100:1 ratio. Moderate priced Walmmart gallon of 2 stroke oil for outboard engine good for valve stem lube and cushion of exhaust valve seat. Alternate is IHC 30 weight tractor oil, low ash, non detergent one cup for 5 gallons gas prefer non ethanol. If ethanol is only easy available- then Brigges and Stratton Stabil for ethanol fuels will help a lot, get the Carter ethanol certified diaphram kit, don't drive 100mph constantly . 2000 rpm or under will be minimal wear- adjust or check valve lash 5000 miles after 1st 1000 miles get running good. 15-40 deisel spec oil will have extra zinc compared to modern low friction oils- since no cat, no worries about clogging it. The small engine was put into some vans and the F100 pickup - might find instructions at commercial truck site and the later rebuild kits for that carb in ethanol fuel area would be at those sites. Hemmings would have the specialty repair parts suppliers adds.

  • hace 2 años

    If you got the car 2 weeks ago, and have done HALF of what you claim, you were already an expert, and or sleep deprived. A carburetor is LESS complicated than some of what you claim you already did.

  • JetDoc
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    hace 2 años

    Carburetors are actually fairly simple in operation. There are probably DOZENS of YouTube videos out there that explain the basic operating principles of a carburetor. If you want specifics to repair the carburetor that's on YOUR car, it might be easier to just replace it with a new or rebuilt one.

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  • hace 2 años

    Well a carbie is just a double tapered tube (venturi). Air drawn through the venturi by the movement of the pistons passes across the top of an open vertical tube (jet) whose other end is dipped in a fuel bowl containing gasoline. The fast moving air in the venturi has lower pressure than the stationary air in the jet (Bermoulli's Principal) . As a result gasoline is sucked up into the airstream from the float bowl and blasted into the engine. The bore size of the jet is carefully chosen so the correct amount of fuel is metered into the motor for the amount of air able to pass through the carbie throat. That's it in a nutshell. Naturally a jet can only deliver a prescribed range of fuel, and since engines don't run flat out all or nothing, and fuel coming out of a big tube into slower moving air is unable to vapourise correctly and forms big drops that are hard t burn cleanly, so there are another couple of other smaller jets that take care of part throttle fuelling but work in the same way. Depending on the throttle position, tall these jets are progressively uncovered/opened and covered/closed by the movement of a throttle valve in the carbie body. An additional feature there is usually a flap which partly blocks (chokes) the airflow to increase the fuel air ratio for cold starting.

  • hace 2 años

    If you can peee without wetting up your shoes, you can learn how to rebuild and adjust carburetors. Go to the public library and Get an OOOOOLD book titled "Fix Your Ford". You should be able to read and understand it since it also has lots of pictures. The engine has a water pump, not radiator pump. You need to stop where you are and take a basic auto mechanic course at a community college. The 63 Ford Falcon is one of the simplest cars built. If you ever put together a 50 piece jigsaw puzzle, you're smart enough to maintain a Ford Falcon.

  • Anónimo
    hace 2 años

    Find an old Motors manual at an antique swap or Ebay that covers your car, year. Fantastic info on air bleeds, etc.

  • hace 2 años

    Although carburetors are essentially the same, some of the important differences are in the details. So, you're best to find out which carb is on your car and look for videos, books, or online articles about that particular model. In the old days, we would buy a "rebuild" kit that contained gaskets, springs, and other parts but I don't know if you would be able to find such a kit these days for a carb that old -- maybe on eBay?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    hace 2 años

    Carbs are not actually very complicated. You just need to think about what they do - from a standpoint of what they need to do. They need to mix fuel with air. However the demands of an automobile engine make it a bit more complex than if the engine ran at the same speed all the time. The engine sucks air into it and the carb's jets spray gas into the air column going into the intake manifold. When you step on the accelerator, the engine needs more gas so there is a part of the carb called the accelerator pump. It shoots in an extra amount of gas anytime the accelerator moved down. That's the basic operation. There are other parts and other things the carb does but once you get the basics down you can figure out the rest especially with all the information on the internet.

  • hace 2 años

    Youtube , bro........

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