390 fe 2 barrel carburetor

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Asked by Jan 28, 2017 at 05:04 PM about the 1969 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1969 galaxie 500 390 fe with the 2
borrow carb it's missing the automatic
choke rod don't know much about
carburetors should I get it fixed or replaced
it with a new one I'll see if I can post pics
found a cab at pick N pull  on a 71 van
looks a little different but same fit

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5,095

Hello, That 2bbl carb is so common in the day of carbs... Too bad the boneyards don't have many anymore. If you will take a pic a little zoomed out, and let me that style, I can tell you more; as on some models, the vacuum break for the choke has the only rod needed to control the opening of the choke, and the other rod would be for Choke High Idle. Get Back to me on this, AskTrannyMan

90,315

It also looks like your missing the fulcrum and attaching screw for the choke plate as well as the rod, most Ford 2BL carbs used the same system, just the choke caps were changed, so if the other carb has those parts you can easily swap them, I say easy but if you don't have any carb experience it would be somewhat of a challenge but if your careful and watch the placement of all the components and gaskets I'm sure you can fix this.

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My carb more pics

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The carb I found at pick N pull

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Will this one work on my car

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It has a spacer that hooks up to the valve cover

5,095

Hello, It now looks to me that you were missing the part as described by above poster, whereas in the second pic of the carb you found,... It is made like I described with the Choke-Pull mounted at the rear of the AirHorn, and is simply the better design. Make sure to replace that little diaphram under those 3 screws. Also, its very important to have the heater hose snapped in that bracket against the Choke Coil Thermostat. (it is NOT there in the pic, although you may have removed it for us) I can't understand about the spacer thingy.... but let us know...BUT overall that second carb is the design I would want on my engines. Good Luck, AskTrannyMan

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Hello, Guess what ...I remembered the spacer thingy! Its where ford got the Vacuum source for the PCV valve. If the source for your original pcv valve is somewhere else, you may not need the spacer plate. But, you may need the spacer plate simply to get UP and over any obstacle around the manifold; so, if you do, just plug the port and you will good to GO! We're Dealin! AskTrannyMan

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That's it the one I have is part of carb one more question the choke on the old car has an electric plug to it

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The new one i'm getting tomorrow has a vacuum line to the exhaust manifold

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Pic

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Wrong picture

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So that carb use's heat from the manifold to warm up the choke heater, I would block off the vacuum port from the choke housing and the fresh air tube on the air horn plate, and then put the electric choke cap on that carb and adjust it to specs, electrics work a lot better than just an vacuum heated one.

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Hello, Remove the choke housings and coil (black round parts with 3 screws) and substitute... Ending up with your hardware on your car working just as it was. Those were simply ways to heat the thermo-coil, one electric, timed, and the other from heat from the exhaust. Let me know if that Ain't Clear as Mud! Good Luck, AskTrannyMan

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Hold the Phone... You should just stop...Forget everything I told you... That car ain't worth fixing... Whataya say you just ship that thing to me, I'll give you a couple big bills...and take it off your hands...would that work??? Very Nice, Very Nice. Good Luck AskTrannyMan

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If someone has $7000 I'll let it go

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