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Need new carb advice
« on: August 22, 2018, 04:09:11 PM »
My 1980 Pony SE with the 2.3 needs a new carb. Previous owner(s) did some weird sheet in a de-smog attempt. There are vacuum diaphragm assemblies missing from the front, the choke no workee, gets seriously awful mileage,the list goes on. Iím thinking of ordering a Weber 32/36 with the electric choke. It is about $250 with adaptor. Also offered with a new intake and air filter assembly for about $450.

I want your thoughts. Any issues bolting up the linkage. Mines a 4-speed so no kick down to worry about. Any and all advice appreciated.

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Re: Need new carb advice
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 05:32:04 PM »
I think a lot will depend upon the smog laws in your state. You might be required to use the factory carb (unaltered) to pass the test.  Check there first.

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Re: Need new carb advice
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 07:53:03 PM »
Smog laws?  We donít have no steenking smog laws. No tests. No nothing. So with that in mind, back to my original question...

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Re: Need new carb advice
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 11:04:25 AM »
Sorry I can't help there. I run a EFI turbo engine in my '73 Pinto wagon. I know this has come up frequently. You might try a search as traffic here is pretty light.

As to the smog laws..., here in California all 1976 and newer Pinto's (all gas powered cars for that matter) need to pass a smog test every two years. It is both visual and functional. Unless a replacement carb. has been officially accepted the car will fail. So, be thankful if you don't have that concern.

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Re: Need new carb advice
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 04:07:45 PM »
"As to the smog laws..., here in California all 1976 and newer Pinto's (all gas powered cars for that matter) need to pass a smog test every two years. It is both visual and functional. Unless a replacement carb. has been officially accepted the car will fail. So, be thankful if you don't have that concern."

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