carburators

Asked by Dec 31, 2006 at 12:09 PM about the 1983 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I think that my car has the origonal carb in it.  It is a 1983 gt with a few engin modifications to it.  I noticed at the end of the summer that the choke would not stay on and that there was some wet spots on the carb. Just wondering if I should rebuild or replace the carb?

4 Answers

18,465

Hello, It's hard to say at this point without knowing too much about the car. Decisions about rebuilding take into account miles, upkeep, etc. If you just replace the carburetor, it may be a great short-term solution, or you may be faced with more repairs shortly thereafter. I think you could be okay with either option. Just depends on how much needs to be fixed, and if you would rather do so piecemeal, or undertake the entire project at once. Either way, it sounds like it could be a fun (though time-consuming) project! Best of luck! CarGrrl

1,295

If you have an original carb , it should be a Holly 4180 , made specially for the Mustang that year. It had a modified metering block and so is not like any regular Holly carbs , also has 2 large tubes with hoses attached leading to front and rear fuel bowls( used for emmisions ) the carb should also have a metal tag attached on the top ,with one of the carb screws , it will have numbers on it used to denote the type of carb ( unless someone removed it)

I have an '82 5.0 that I bought brand new. The problem with the choke is that it depends on the tube running up from the exhaust manifold to the choke housing. I still have the car. Just running a Holley 4 bbl by choice. Doug.

Throw the original carb. away and buy an elderbrock intake and an elderbrock 600 cfm carb. They work great!

Your Answer

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 36,130 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,620
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,260
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    1,110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
426 Great Deals out of 30,565 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Challenger
233 Great Deals out of 22,083 listings starting at $7,488
Used Dodge Charger
426 Great Deals out of 28,008 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Corvette
196 Great Deals out of 19,863 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford F-150
2,538 Great Deals out of 193,098 listings starting at $799
Used BMW 3 Series
1,095 Great Deals out of 32,769 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
692 listings starting at $22,485
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 15,460 listings starting at $17,490
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 3,121 listings starting at $13,891
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,937 listings starting at $13,274
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 2,834 listings starting at $9,882

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.