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Do-it-yourself carburetor maintenance. A guide to "seat-of-the-pants" adjustments of idle speed and idle mixture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 34

Tip: How to prime auto carburetors without removing air filter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 50

Tip on determining if carburetor icing is causing an engine to loose power.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 79

Understanding and adjusting automatic chokes.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 63

How to check and clean a carburetor.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 27

Troubleshooting a 1975 Ford choke-break diaphragm and preheater system which can cause stalling and high gasoline usage.
HOME MECHANIX #754 Apr 1991 (v.87) pg. 90

Fixing a sticking accelerator-pump plunger on a 1984 Ford Ranger carburetor to eliminate hesitation during acceleration.
HOME MECHANIX #758 Sep 1991 (v.87) pg. 83

Troubleshooting the components of a carburetor which cause rough idling.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 76

Tip: How to inspect your automatic choke and vacuum diaphragm.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 16

Tip: Use a spring clothespin to wedge open carburetor butterfly.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 7

Cleaning up your carburetor and fuel lines.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #437 Oct 1964 (v.60) pg. 98

Cleaning and adjusting the carburetor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #450 Nov 1965 (v.61) pg. 92

Carburetor adjustments you can make yourself.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 84

Repairing automatic chokes with either thermostatic coil or vacuum piston control.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #490 Mar 1969 (v.65) pg. 90

Checking out and tuning up a carburetor without special tools.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #494 Jul 1969 (v.65) pg. 70

How to adjust a carburetor to stop stalls.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #505 Jun 1970 (v.66) pg. 98

How to care for today's carburetors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #587 Apr 1977 (v.73) pg. 154

Water injection for your cars' carburetor. How it works and how to install it.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #634 Mar 1981 (v.77) pg. 92

Care care. Tips on curing the surge and hesitation problems caused by running on leaner fuel mixtures.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 30

Auto ABCs. What's what under the hood. A look at the various sub-systems which assist your engine, including carburetor/fuel system, electrical system and cooling system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 16

Adjusting carburetor idle solenoids.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 16

How to troubleshoot a car which keeps stalling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #657 Feb 1983 (v.79) pg. 30

Tips on converting a conventional Holley carburetor to an "electronic carburetor" which allows changing of the air/fuel ratio from the drivers seat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 78

Build a dual-fuel carburetor (gasoline or wood-gas) to feed a truck or stationary engine.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 138

Cure for rough idle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 172

Maintaining the carburetor. Part 1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 176

Maintaining the carburetor. Part 2.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 158

Check automatic choke if engine is hard to start.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 180

Fifteen ways to cure rough idle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 140

Simple spring tune-up adjustments to make to your spark plugs, distributor, and carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 184

Correcting vapor lock in fuel pump and lines and percolation in the carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.130#1) pg. 118

How to perform a complete carburetor overhaul using the professional major carburetor overhaul kit. Do a $40 job for only $15.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1969 (v.131#2) pg. 160

How to keep your automatic choke working.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 138

How to maintain and repair your carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1972 (v.137#1) pg. 110

How to adjust a Chevrolet Vega carburetor and emission-control system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 130

How to adjust your Ford Pinto carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 134

The clean carburetor route to better gas mileage. How to clean and adjust the carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 138

How to keep your automatic choke working.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1975 (v.143#2) pg. 107

Tip on tightening carburetor hold-down bolts occasionally.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 51

Troubleshooting carburetor-related problems. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 134

How to take your carburetor apart and recondition it using a tune-up kit. Estimated cost: $9.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1976 (v.146#1) pg. 86

Fifth Annual Car Care Guide. Part 1. Carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 140

Tip: Clean the throttle linkage to prevent binding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 62

How to inspect and maintain carburetors and fuel systems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 160

Tip: How to find a carburetor air leak by using a small paint brush and some heavyweight oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 26

Tip: Replacing carburetor float may stop gasoline leaks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 46

Tip: How to determine if a loose throttle shaft in the carburetor is responsible for rough idle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1983 (v.159#4) pg. 24

Tip: How to check the choke vacuum break on a carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 20

How to rebuild a carburetor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 49

Curing cold-engine stumble. Troubleshooting carburetor choke, vacuum break, inlet air, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 151

Fixing automatic chokes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1988 (v.165#1) pg. 113

Solving hesitation problems in automobile engines. Troubleshooting tips look at ignition timing, carburetor, fuel injection, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1990 (v.167#1) pg. 101

Tip on removing a stuck fuel filter from a carburetor body.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1992 (v.169#3) pg. 81

Troubleshooting a car's fuel-management system (fuel-injection, fuel pump, carburetor, ...).
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1992 (v.169#5) pg. 80

Know your carburetor to cure vapor lock, percolation and other hot weather problems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 94

Engine stalling due to carburetor icing, flooding, percolation and vapor lock and how to cure them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1966 (v.189#6) pg. 128

ABC's of keeping your car in tune. Part 5. How to clean and adjust your carburetor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 123

Auto-maintenance basics. Part 11. Carburetor troubleshooting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 134

Carburetor rebuilding. Tips on how to do it right.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1978 (v.213#6) pg. 118

Checking and repairing your car's automatic choke.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 122

Tip: Install a vacuum-delay valve in certain Chrysler products to eliminate poor driveability during warmup.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1980 (v.216#1) pg. 148

Tip: Use carburetor cleaner to check for vacuum leaks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 114

The thinking man's guide to car maintenance. The feedback-carburetor system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1982 (v.221#3) pg. 120

Tip on alignment of throttle plate to reduce idle speed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1987 (v.230#2) pg. 124

Tip to keep from dropping tool when checking carburetor choke-plate opening.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1987 (v.230#4) pg. 116

Tip on cleaning out a dirty carburetor needle valve.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1988 (v.232#4) pg. 107

Tip on curing carburetor of abnormally high idle speed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1989 (v.234#4) pg. 158

Fix your carburetor.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.34#9) pg. 107

Tune your carburetor for maximum fuel economy and other gas-saving tips.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1980 pg. 6

Ford two-barrel carburetor. Restoration of the model 2100 and related models. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #162 Jan 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 18

S.U. carburetors. Part 1. Basic operating principles and typical 1950's and early 1960's models.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 3

Ford two-barrel carburetor. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 18

S.U. carburetors. Part 2. Restoration and tuning.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 3

Rochester carburetors. Part 1. Carburetors for six-cylinder engines. Adjustments for the Model B and Model BC.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 24

Rochester carburetors. Part 2. Carburetors for V8 engines. Adjustments for Model AA and BB.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #165 Apr 1990 (v.14#9) pg. 19

Rochester carburetors. Part 3. Model 2GC.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #166 May 1990 (v.14#10) pg. 18

Stromberg carburetors. Part 1. AA series.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #167 Jun 1990 (v.14#11) pg. 23

How to adjust the carburetor idle mixture setting for the highest vacuum reading without using a vacuum gauge.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #167 Jun 1990 (v.14#11) pg. 28

Stromberg carburetors. Part 2. WW and WWC series.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #168 Jul 1990 (v.14#12) pg. 16

Four-barrel carburetors. Part 1. Carter model AFB.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #169 Aug 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 21

Tips on restoring the exterior appearance of carburetors made of zinc die cast alloys.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #169 Aug 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 28

Four-barrel carburetors. Part 2. Ford model 4100.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #170 Sep 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 14

Holley high-performance carburetors. Model 4150-4160. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #171 Oct 1990 (v.15#3) pg. 17

Holley high-performance carburetors. Model 4150-4160. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #172 Nov 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 13

Rochester model 4GC four-barrel carburetor.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #173 Dec 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 23

The truth about carburetors. Understanding basic carburetor principles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #179 Jun 1991 (v.15#11) pg. 3
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #180 Jul 1991 (v.15#12) pg. 32

Restoring carburetors. A guide to disassembly, cleaning, repair, reassembly, calibration and adjustment.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #180 Jul 1991 (v.15#12) pg. 3

Marvel updraft carburetors, their operation and adjustment.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #185 Dec 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 21

Schebler Model S carburetor. Details on operation and maintenance.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #193 Aug 1992 (v.17#1) pg. 29
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #194 Sep 1992 (v.17#2) pg. 33

Troubleshooting vapor lock problems in 1930's cars.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #218 Sep 1994 (v.19#2) pg. 27
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #219 Oct 1994 (v.19#3) pg. 35
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #220 Nov 1994 (v.19#4) pg. 31

Gunson Colortune. A visual aid system for carburetor and fuel system diagnosis and adjustment. Includes tip on making an adapter for the special 14mm spark plug (which is part of the Colortune kit) so that it will fit other spark plug openings.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #229 Aug 1995 (v.20#1) pg. 15

Stromberg type "U" carburetors. A review of their applications and calibration data.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #239 Jun 1996 (v.20#11) pg. 3
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 32

Fixing four "impossible" problems. (1) Vacuum diaphragm. (2) Carburetor float. (3) Broken throttle shaft. (4) Headlight switch.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 5

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 11. Fuel system and carburetion.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #243 Oct 1996 (v.21#3) pg. 6

Universal replacement updraft carburetors. Advice on choosing one for an antique car that is to be driven.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #243 Oct 1996 (v.21#3) pg. 15

Stromberg type O updraft carburetors. Principles of operation, construction details, and adjustment.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #256 Nov 1997 (v.22#4) pg. 9
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #257 Dec 1997 (v.22#5) pg. 35

Data on automotive type Stromberg carburetors.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #261 Apr 1998 (v.22#9) pg. 27