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Old 04-16-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Autolite 1100 replacement for 1964 170 I6

I have replaced the Auto Lite 1100 with what I am guessing is a off brand new E-Bay replacement and it is junk. It doesn't matter where the adj screw is it won't change and I can't get any reading on a vacuum gauge so...

My question is what is the best replacement for the Autolite? I'm not interested in changing to a 2 barrel, I like them stock as possible but I'm done with the 1100.

This is in a 1964 Falcon.

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Old 04-16-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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Your better off getting a rebuilt from an auto parts store that has a guarantee. There is a lot of new reproduction junk coming out of China for just about any part under the hood. If you still have the original, I can rebuild it for you if interested. There is nothing wrong with an Autolite 1100 carb.


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Old 04-16-2020, 01:45 PM   #3
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I had bought a autolite 2100 carb.off ebay and that carb. never worked right. It sure looked like it was made in china. I still have my origional 2100 and I tried to put a kit in it and it works ok,the only problem is that every morning I have to pump the gas about 10 times before it starts. On ce it starts one time,its ok the rest of the day.
Sal,are u able to rebuild this 2100 carb.? Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:07 PM   #4
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I do have the original (at least it is the one that was on it when we got it 25 years ago) What is the charge to rebuild it please? Ty j
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Autolite 1100 replacement for 1964 170 I6

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every morning I have to pump the gas about 10 times before it starts. Once it starts one time,its ok the rest of the day.
Sounds like you need to test your fuel pump before condemning the carb, although those little 1-bbl carbs are so easy to dismantle and put back together, it might not hurt to freshen it up too.
I've rebuilt so many Holley 1904's, I can do it in my sleep in less than 15 minutes.
It's those Holley 4-bbl T-pot monsters that scare me!
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Old 04-16-2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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I had bought a autolite 2100 carb.off ebay and that carb. never worked right. It sure looked like it was made in china. I still have my origional 2100 and I tried to put a kit in it and it works ok,the only problem is that every morning I have to pump the gas about 10 times before it starts. On ce it starts one time,its ok the rest of the day.
Sal,are u able to rebuild this 2100 carb.? Thanks.


Hi,
If it's hard starting, but runs well after it warms up, then it may be that the choke isn't closed enough. Or the heat riser valve is stuck wide open. I have done countless 2100 Autolite/Motorcraft carbs, and no problem doing yours if you want. If interested, send me a PM and we can discuss, or an email to:
sal_cicala@yahoo.com


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Old 04-16-2020, 04:55 PM   #7
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I do have the original (at least it is the one that was on it when we got it 25 years ago) What is the charge to rebuild it please? Ty j

Hello Ty,
I'll send you a PM about your carb.


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Old 04-16-2020, 05:48 PM   #8
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I can't find the old one, I'll keep looking. If I can't find it which new one would u recommend? ty j
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I can't find the old one, I'll keep looking. If I can't find it which new one would u recommend? ty j


I don't have experience with any of the rebuilt or new carbs available at part stores or EBAY, since I always do my own. If EBAY, I would lean towards a refurbished one, and not a new one. Based on the prices, the new ones must be from China. Just look at the seller's positive feedback rating to be more confident.


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I agree that the Autolite 1100 is a good carb. If I recall they used to have a problem with the accelerator pump circuit. When you went through them there was a plug you had to remove to clean out the circuit to operate correctly. Car will definitely have a flat spot when taking off if it's plugged. Another thing on those cars is the Load-o-matic distributors. Make sure the vacuum advance is working. If it's not working the engine won't generate enough power to pull the hat off your head.
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