carter bbd

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  1. markymark

    markymark Well-Known Member

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    ive held many carburetors through the years and never have i seen one that defaults to wide open throttle???....this is a 1969 model....so basically if the throttle return breaks it could be a bad situation for an inexperienced driver that doesnt shut the ignition off. anyone know if this is a oem design?
     
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    Totally oem. That's how Chrysler did it. Use 2 return springs. Kim
     
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    Mine does that too. I just put another spring on and the kickdown lever helps hold it shut.
    Yes it's Chinese junk.
     
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    Agree on that....fyi if you have your old steel mixture screws use them. The garbage brass ones are too soft. Mine was broke!!
     
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    Just a point to consider... When the carb is all disconnected and in your hand the little spring in the accelerator pump can move the rest of the carb parts. Attach a throttle cable and throttle pressure linkage. That little spring doesn't seem so strong anymore.