Help. 66 Dodge Dart Carter carb leaking gas: photos included

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  1. 66DartSedan

    66DartSedan Well-Known Member

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    Does 20200112_151442.jpg 20200112_151225.jpg 20200112_151446.jpg someone said my float is stuck and it needs a rebuild along with new tank. Anyone know the proper rebuild kit for 66 dodge dart 170 Carter BBS 1bbl?
     
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    Geez, what a scuzzy carburetor. It needs a overhaul and probably has a hole in the float. That makes it heavy and keeps the needle and seat open so it floods anywhere it can.
     
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      Look for the number of your carburetor located on it's side and match it with one that is listed on this link.
      Norm
       
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      I thought the numbers on the Carter were on a tab of some sort, that I think ripped off as I can only see side stamped numbers

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      This is one that I just sold. I believe those are the numbers on the bowl. af17c09b-8522-4b47-af32-295c29b09474-jpeg.jpg
       
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      I've got another one, let me check.
       
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      I thought my other one had a tag on it, but it doesn't. I do know that I bought it from a company Uremco part# 5-565
      Norm
       
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      I don't know enough to know which would be a proper replacement
       
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      Summit has this carb, by that part number 5-565
       
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          be careful tightening that carb bowl cover. I can see in your picture somebody has already partially stripped out one of the bowl screw heads. That cover is very soft pot metal, and if you get too forceful tightening those bowl screws, it can permanently deform the cover and you'll have a hard time getting it to seal.
           
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            I ordered that kit. Is there a walk thru of how to rebuild a carb? this will be my first
             
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            wait slow, down...is this kit for a 2 bbl? mine is a 1bbl will that matter? I think i need to stop shippment
             
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            Carb kits have instructions, exploded views, illustrations, and charts to help you along. I always felt it was like putting together a model car. I just read your last post. Yes, make sure you get the right kit. You might have to pull the carb off and take it to a local parts store (like NAPA) to get the correct parts.
             
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            Also download the 1966 Dodge Service Manual if you don't have already.
            Plymouth Manual will work too.
            it will give you pictures and specs etc.

            A little more offered to the factory techs through
            Master Technician Service Conference - Chrysler's Training for Mechanics
            Its a little more advanced. For example in '66 there's one on how a carb works in general, and another with tips on making adjustments if needed. You shouldn't have to make adjustments.
             
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            It's not a two barrel kit if you ordered the one shown on that link. It will come with instructions.
             
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            The link I sent him for the kit, is the kit I built my Carter with last year. BBS Carburetor Kit - 1960-1979 Ethanol Ready
             
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            • 66DartSedan

              66DartSedan Well-Known Member

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              I have downloaded the manual. I was gonna ask if there was a video somewhere of someone rebuilding a Carter from a 66 mopar that you know?
               
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              Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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              Other than the filmstrip/slide show with the Master Tech's tips, no.
              I don't generally look for videos and such. It takes me some time to evaluate whether someone actually is knowledgable, etc.

              This is a job you are better off just trying to do yourself. Then if/when you have a question or get stuck, ask.

              My suggestions is a relatively clean and well lit work space.
              Also a couple tin pans. One for the dirty carb, at least one other for the parts as you clean them.
              Towels, Carb cleaner, eye protection.
               
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