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Do I use the $18.00 carb rebuild kit from Carquest or send of to pony carbs for the $250 job. Its a 4 barrel GT Ford carb. (daily driver)
 

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You can be completely successful doing the rebuild yourself at home. Although I've never taken advantage of Pony's services, they apparantly do, as part of their rebuild process, correct what they classify as inherent factory deficiencies of the carb to enhance/improve its operation. The other plus is that the Pony product will probably have a 'new look' appearance that may be a bit more difficult to duplicate at home, but its not impossible. But what ever those deficiencies might be, the 4100's which are 30 to 40 years old now, still seem to function pretty darn good on a budget rebuild, deficiencies and all. That is pretty good argument to use the $232 savings for something else on a daily driver.

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If you can rebuild a lawnmower engine, you can rebuild your carb...

Cleanliness is the most important thing after following the instructions...don't count on the rebuild kit to have them...

Get a service manual that covers carb rebuilding...

If you're of average mechanical aptitude or better, no biggie...

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What brand is the kit?
I've had REALLY good luck with the Motorcraft kit for 4100's.
Watch out for generic stuff...

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