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Fuel Putting a temporary stock carburetor on my 1.9 H.O....

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by nineteeneightyeight, Nov 3, 2014.

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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    What all parts should I need? I am thinking this so far...
    Manifold
    Distributor
    Fuel Pump and pushrod
    Carburetor
    Air Cleaner
    Throttle Cable or at least bracket
    fuel lines and electric fuel pump delete
    Possible an MSD 6AL to help ignition.

    I have so far the Manifold on order, the Distributor, and I plan on putting Dual Webers on in the future but I wanted to put a stock one on first to get it running right and figure the ignition out.
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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    I already have a wideband o2 Air/Fuel gauge installed to help with jetting!
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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    Oil Breather, hmm, that's it then.
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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    On and running, but I left the computer in temporarily for ignition purposes, it will be out soon, plus I was bottle feeding the carb, I am waiting until a few days when my fuel pump and pushrod ship in!

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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    Fuel pump and pushrod shipped in, yeah the head was used in 1986 by ford for EFI but the fuel pump hole was drilled but it turns out the cam does not have an eccentric or a lobe because that thing barely moves= no fuel! I wish someone could have told me that, I bought an electric fuel pump but it flooded the carb completely despite the low pressure rating, so I got a regulator that I plan on installing tomorrow to hopefully be done with the fuel side of things and to just worry about ignition.
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    Runs on it's own fuel supply now, so tomorrow I plan on fitting the vacuum advance distributor and checking the total advance and working on the wiring so it will run without the computer!
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    Running without the computer as of like a week ago, runs a little lean still even after upjetting, may order more jets still, but it is running decent, pulls harder than the MFI too!
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    what did you use for a fuel pump?
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    nineteeneightyeight FEOA Member

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    Off-the-shelf Mr Gasket I think inline universal 12v pump. Also Mr Gasket adjustable dial regulator.
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    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    Really nice interesting project you have there.
    Keep us posted.
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    See how many years it took so far? haha I WILL be getting back at it after Halloween though! I have the head flange cut out now and all the holes cut but I need to die grind them to size and shape. I also plan on putting the carbs in a clear acrylic box and turbocharging the dual carb setup too!
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    Also as an update I have been daily-ing the Motorcraft 2 barrel carb setup on my H.O Engine. I get 31 MPG average and it runs decent, not great. full throttle is 12 to 1 *(not bad at all, both barrels open) Idle is decent, cruise is great right around 14 to 1 mostly but transition from 1 to 2 barrels ( mechanical secondary) is spotty, and especially dicey when the air gets cold. I recall buying a bigger jet early on but I am sure there is some more tuning needed, I have none of the original emission/preheat devices that came standard, plus carb is designed for a 1.6h.o. and I have it on a 1.9h.0.
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    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    I have same setup on a race engine i built a few years back. It was very powerful.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018

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