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Carburetor - Car Basics


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One of the most problematic and least-understood parts of any classic car is its carburetor. Everything else can be functioning perfectly, but one little ailment from the carb spells poor drivability and a certain headache for whomever is behind the wheel. Not everyone can troubleshoot a carb—and fewer still have any inclination to work on one—but understanding how they work goes a long way toward easing frustration when problems arise.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2017/06/15/understanding-the-carburetor