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I like carburetors

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by David Ogden, May 14, 2020.

  1. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    Some of them make pretty good paper weights. I hate this thing on this Sambar, what a piece of crap. Main thing is the choke, takes forever to warm up. If I adjust it to come off sooner it's hard to start in cold weather. Works fine in 15 or 20 minutes (yes the thermostat is good) so I just leave it running while I'm loading or unloading firewood or tree trimmings or even cutting trees or whatever I'm doing with it. I only use it around the farm and hardly ever get past 2nd gear so I get about 2 gallons per mile. Has anyone came up with an alternative carb, electric choke heater or any other ideas?
     
  2. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    oh we gots a zillion carb threads.... options are getting better as guys are getting more clever with what they are using.. ive got a thread with a couple of the guys here about a rhino 660carb on one of my older trucks.

    but honestly? NOTHING is as good as the changeover to an EFI model.
     
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  3. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    I looked at putting a fuel injection system off a Honda car on it, which I have all of, but the distributor won't fit and it's needed to run the system.
     
  4. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    Raven is working a set up off of his honda 4 wheeler... he just doesnt have it done yet. he has a thread on it here.

    couple of other guys are also working on set ups. im just not very patient, so traded to an EFI model.
     
  5. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    If there was a way to make the choke automatic I would go the ATV carb route. I doubt a choke cable long enough for the Sambar exists.
     
  6. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    You can get any length choke cable that your heart desires!
    Limestone
     
  7. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    I found 8' cables on ebay for a decent price (I'm cheap), might be able to make that work by putting it by the drivers seat.
     
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    I think as mini truck owners, were frugal! I like that better than, cheap! LOL! Mine being a left hand driver, and a standard shift, I massaged, and indented, out a small area, with a ball peen hammer, just below my left knee, and with a couple washers, I was able to place the choke knob, where I thought it was convenient for me while starting, with my right hand on the key! Good Luck!
    Limestone
     
  9. banzairx7

    banzairx7 Member

    If you go EFI no reason to keep the distributor. You just go with like a ford EDIS system or even a coil on plug set up.
     
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  10. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    That would be great if the FI set up I have supported that and didn't need the 3 inputs from the distributor to work.
     
  11. banzairx7

    banzairx7 Member

    Retro fitting existing EFI from another vehicle is very difficult. The honda system isn't programmable unless you pony up for hondata which is around $500 your stuck with what ever tuning is in there for a much larger honda engine. You can do something like speeduino for $200 or so if you are crafty. You can get into a megasquirt/microsquirt system for just under $400. I don't know what your skill level is. I'm just throwing out options.

    https://wtmtronics.com/product-category/sbems/
    https://www.diyautotune.com/product/microsquirt-engine-management-system-w-8-39-wiring-harness/
     
  12. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    Not worth it to throw money at. My avatar might give you a clue to my skill level and that's just about 1/2 of it.
     

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