Slant six 170 carburetor upgrade

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I have a 170 that has a single barrel carburetor I'm looking to replace with a Weber 2 barrel I believe the 32/36 does anyone know if I need a specific part number for that carburetor or any 32/36 will fit? Is there any other options as well that might go with that that someone recommends?
 

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I have a 170 that has a single barrel carburetor I'm looking to replace with a Weber 2 barrel I believe the 32/36 does anyone know if I need a specific part number for that carburetor or any 32/36 will fit? Is there any other options as well that might go with that that someone recommends?
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I have a 225 with the Clifford intake and the Weber 38/38 551 CFM. It's ok for bee boppin to car shows, but it's not practical if you want to run it as a normal street car which it's meant to be. I'm thinking about pulling it out and replacing it with the smaller street friendly 32/36 Weber. You will save on gas. Also, my car came with the Redline, rectangular air filter which was 25% deteriorated. I replaced it (oiled) and within a week it started to deteriorate again with holes redering it useless. So I got a 5 and 1/4" round adapter plate and just installed a ten inch round filter housing with the paper filter on top of the 38/38 carb. I suppose you can spray paint it black to look more stock, or you might be able to use the stock, round one you have. Anyway, I don't know if they make some type of adapter plate/spacer for the Weber 32/36 carb without using the Clifford platform/intake. Hopefully someone here can suggest a simpler option than having to install the Clifford intake.
 

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Hi,
I have a 225 with the Clifford intake and the Weber 38/38 551 CFM. It's ok for bee boppin to car shows, but it's not practical if you want to run it as a normal street car which it's meant to be. I'm thinking about pulling it out and replacing it with the smaller street friendly 32/36 Weber. You will save on gas. Also, my car came with the Redline, rectangular air filter which was 25% deteriorated. I replaced it (oiled) and within a week it started to deteriorate again with holes redering it useless. So I got a 5 and 1/4" round adapter plate and just installed a ten inch round filter housing with the paper filter on top of the 38/38 carb. I suppose you can spray paint it black to look more stock, or you might be able to use the stock, round one you have. Anyway, I don't know if they make some type of adapter plate/spacer for the Weber 32/36 carb without using the Clifford platform/intake. Hopefully someone here can suggest a simpler option than having to install the Clifford intake.
I appreciate that I'm looking into getting the Clifford manifold with the adapter plate that's about the only place I've been able to find something close to that but Clifford only offers the 38/38 Weber not the one I'm looking for which is the 32/36 I plan on using it as a daily which is why I'm looking for the more fuel efficient but its confusing me when I go to look one up on eBay or redline and the website or add will say it's for a specific type of vehicle or engine type I'm not too familiar with working with carbs which is why I wanted to know if there is a specific part number for what I am looking for or would it be just any 32/36?
 

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I appreciate that I'm looking into getting the Clifford manifold with the adapter plate that's about the only place I've been able to find something close to that but Clifford only offers the 38/38 Weber not the one I'm looking for which is the 32/36 I plan on using it as a daily which is why I'm looking for the more fuel efficient but its confusing me when I go to look one up on eBay or redline and the website or add will say it's for a specific type of vehicle or engine type I'm not too familiar with working with carbs which is why I wanted to know if there is a specific part number for what I am looking for or would it be just any 32/36?

If you really want to go that route, instead of stock, you can possibly find what you need on ebay. Type in and search 32/36 Weber Carb and Clifford/Redline intake. I'm pretty sure both the 38/38 or 32/36 carbs both fit onto the same Clifford intake.
 

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I believe the Jeep 6 cylinder kit will work for you. The adapter plate is either a direct bolt on for the Super Six intake, or it requires very little modification to make it fit.
 

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I believe the Jeep 6 cylinder kit will work for you. The adapter plate is either a direct bolt on for the Super Six intake, or it requires very little modification to make it fit.
Would that be for the stock intake manifold or are you referring to a rectangular upgraded one?
 

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It currently has a one barrel on it right now so looks like I would still have to hunt down a two barrel manifold that helps though I'll look into the Jeep kit, thanks

Yes, although I am sure there is a way to convert a one barrel to a two barrel, I don't think that's the best option. A Super Six intake would be the better way to go.
 

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If you really want to go that route, instead of stock, you can possibly find what you need on ebay. Type in and search 32/36 Weber Carb and Clifford/Redline intake. I'm pretty sure both the 38/38 or 32/36 carbs both fit onto the same Clifford intake.

MOPAR 170, 198, 225 65-0048, is from the following, but you have to make sure you get the intake to fit your 170. Clifford 6=8 Catalog auto parts shows they have the one for the 170, but call them anyway to check. The ones on ebay only show the intakes for 225 at 399.99 dollars. Look up the following on the net and call them.
Clifford 6=8 Catalog auto parts classic car parts aluminum intake performance headers performance intakes performance products.
 

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Yea I noticed that mostly everything I've seen is for the 225 I'm wondering if it would still fit the 170 I'll have to call to double check
 

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If you really want to go that route, instead of stock, you can possibly find what you need on ebay. Type in and search 32/36 Weber Carb and Clifford/Redline intake. I'm pretty sure both the 38/38 or 32/36 carbs both fit onto the same Clifford intake.

I have the
Genuine Spanish Weber
JEEP CJ7 Wrangler Cherokee K551M WEBER Carburetor Kit
setup that Rusty Rat Rod posted, but it's on my 225. That's why it's important to check it will fit on your 170 with the 32/36. Even with this carb you want, it might be too much and you will have to purchase extra smaller jets and air mixture screws. Rusty Rat Rod would probably know more.


Genuine Spanish Weber
 

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I just did a 32/36 swap, I used a kit from Empi (since my work has an account with them) the car I just picked up had a super six intake and bbd carb but ran like crap, also came with a knock off bbd, put that on and if flooded big time, took it apart to find the pin for the floats was not installed correctly, fixed that and it ran OK. Then since I have time decided to install the empi kit, fired right up, idled low and smooth! Very happy with it. I was able to bend and twist the cable holder that was on the car to work.
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I just did a 32/36 swap, I used a kit from Empi (since my work has an account with them) the car I just picked up had a super six intake and bbd carb but ran like crap, also came with a knock off bbd, put that on and if flooded big time, took it apart to find the pin for the floats was not installed correctly, fixed that and it ran OK. Then since I have time decided to install the empi kit, fired right up, idled low and smooth! Very happy with it. I was able to bend and twist the cable holder that was on the car to work.View attachment 1715515294 View attachment 1715515295
Are you using a fuel regulator and/or a fuel pressure gauge for your 32/36? If so, what type and model #s. Thank for sharing your new setup pics.
 

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Are you using a fuel regulator and/or a fuel pressure gauge for your 32/36? If so, what type and model #s. Thank for sharing your new setup pics.
Yes, there is pressure regulator that came in the kit. You can slso buy an adapter to put a round aircleaner on
 
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Yes, there is pressure regulator that came in the kit. You can slso buy an adapter to put a round aircleaner on
I put on the adapter and got a round air cleaner already because the Redline air filters were deteriorating way too fast, rendering them useless.
 

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The Clifford intake won't work with the stock exhaust. And they don't make headers for the 170.
 

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I believe the Jeep 6 cylinder kit will work for you. The adapter plate is either a direct bolt on for the Super Six intake, or it requires very little modification to make it fit.
Can you please elaborate on the Jeep part ??
 
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