HELP!!!! Any advice would be appreciated.
I need to replace my piece-o-sht Carter Carburetor ASAP, would like to order a Carb (TODAY), and need to make a decision.
My rig is: 87 Wrangler, lifted, 33 Thorns, and many mods. The engine is 258 (4.2), with Borla Headers and a Flowmaster Cat-Back. Also a Jacobs system for spark. Etc..
The Carter is a tangle of vacuum hoses and crap.
I think the most straightforward upgrade is to the WEBER 32/36. However that will eliminate most of those crappy vacuum hoses. Good (or bad?)
I like the idea of a cleaner look, simpler set-up. However, do I actually "want" any of those hoses I'm losing? Or are they unnecessary? For instance, I will lose the sensor in my Headers? Do I care? What was the benefit?
Lastly, I think I have a source for that Weber, however most distributors no longer can get WEBERS due to some ongoing factory problem. As such, SOLEX has created a similar unit (a 34). Does anyone have thoughts on the SOLEX product? Is it good or a cheap knock-off? Or is the jury out?
Does anyone think a Holley or Edlebrock would be a better choice than the Weber?
Last bit to add. My philosophy has always been that everytime I break something, I replace with something better, and I try to bite the bullet and go for the mod I would be happy with forever (within budget).
Anyone with insight, please reply. Today if possible. Thanks.