There is a very large class of people that own 65/66 Mustangs that, as far as I can tell, anyway, have been, for the most part, ignored entirely. They don't really want that 100 pt. show car that is so nice and was soooo expensive that they're afraid to drive it, they also don't want to make their car capable of achieving warp factor three. They just want this car that they dearly love to be able to cruise around smoothly and reliably, without having it dump them out on the side of the road or have it start making weird noises or belching out big clouds of funky-smelling smoke. And I think, truth be told, that this is by far the largest class of Mustang owners. They take their car to some technician when what they actually need is a mechanic, and this, frequently, does not work out very well at all for the owner. They don't want to re-engineer the entire car, they just want someone to fix what broke. These are the people that I am trying help out with this blog. Some problems require a little bit of back and forth, as in, "Try this." "I tried that and it didn't change anything."
" Oh. well, you probably need to try that." " I tried that and it helped, but it still isn't quite right." "Now you need to try this...." If you go to http://www.allfordmustangs.com/ and then go to the classics forums, you will be able to do that with a pretty hefty gathering of some very knowledgeable people that also happen to be very friendly. None of that ridiculous one-upmanship, no flaming or abuse, none of that stuff. Just good, solid advice from people that know what they are talking about.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pre-1964 Autolite 2100 Carburetor Rebuild

Here is a follow-up on the last post. These are the pages from the technical manual that Ford gave to people   learning to be factory-trained service personnel in 1963. This shows how Ford expected their people to go through a carb that was causing problems. If you do what this says to your Autolite 2100 it should function flawlessly. These pages look like they've had the right hand side chopped off, but, if you click on the first on, it will pop up and show the entire page. You can then go through them, save them to your computer, and print them, so that you can have this stuff sitting right beside the carburetor while you are working on it. 

1 comment:

Dennis Ouellette said...

With Pony Carbs a company of the past, it will take efforts like yours to get our carbs refurbished. Nice documentation.