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1/20/2004
20:14:52

Subject: RE: intake options for carbed 1987 3.9L ??
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Hi Guys,
I was hoping since I see a lot of GenI guys on this thread, that maybe you wouldn't mind going to a post I put up yesterday. I forgot to see where it's at right now, but probably at the bottom of page 1 or close to the top of 2. It's: GenI's-7 Questions"This will be fun".
Would you guys reply? Would be a good way to find out about the GenI's here), mod's accomplished and help us find out how many of us are on the forum (for anybody new, GenI's 87-91, I beleive. I just got my 88 beginning of Dec. and hope to start doing some mod's in the very near future. I'll do my 7 questions also.
Thanks and "Happy Daking"

Diane's 88 Dakota [MOPAR RULES...other's... well, you know]

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1/09/2005
20:55:57

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I'm redoing my 87 Dakota 4X4 with 193,00 miles on it. Completely rebuilt engine with all new parts. Decided I needed a little more power. Dropped catastrophic converter added Flowmaster delta duals (single in dual out with 3" tips. Since converter gone removed air pump. Used Mr. Gasket 4 barrel to 2 Barrel manifold adapter topped with a 500 cfm edelbrock Performer 4 barrel carb. Used oil cap filter attached from computer hosed to underside of Edelbrock 10" air cleaner to keep computer cooled. If more performance required relieve opening from 1 1/2" opening in manifold to 1 3/4", this will let it breathe better. I'm 60 years old and if my memory serves me right this thing feels good and sounds good, it'll give my V8 Grand Cherokee a run for it's money.

I've had the interior roll and pleated in a charcoal naugahyde and just about ready to spray it silver topped off with wide charcoal stripes across top and ends.

V6 Bruce



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3/31/2007
07:23:50

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I'm there with ya guys. Snapped off the bolts from my thermostat and BAM, I need a new manifold????



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3/31/2007
18:26:53

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duke 74 --> easy outs or drill and retap



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4/01/2007
18:44:01

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ive got an 88 4x4 with TBI, what would i need to make a homebrew intake? K&N filter i no that, but what kinda of piping? is it jsut stuff from Homedepot and if so what diameter and what fittings would i need? also would it effect the pipe connected to the exhaust header? or would that stay were it is



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5/12/2007
09:28:11

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hi guys i've got an egr light that short of taking out the bulb i can't seem to get it to reset and yes i did of corse clean intake and installed a new egr any idea's. Its a 87 dakota 3.9L



shaun
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10/09/2007
17:34:30

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i have a 6280 carb with a problem i think. when i give it alot of gas sounds like carb is rattling. doesnt do it when driving easy. not sure if it is the carb someone told me it was the gate or flap not sure of part name. they told me to put a clothespin onit to see if it rattles havent tried yet any info greatly appreciate it.



SJorge
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12/16/2007
22:28:57

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haha i just broke a bolt on my thermostat, then the extrator broke so i jsut said, f it and bought a used intake man. I also just sent my carb out to get cleaned, i was getting 9mpg before tearing it apart, lets see how much it improves. Im alreayd using split fire plugs, but i may pick up a new set. They were only 16 for the set. Also, what is this brown wire? And why does it make for worse gas milage? But its better performance?



Joel
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8/20/2008
04:33:47

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The Carter model 1933A, a.k.a. the BBD 2BBl, used on the mid 70's 318's, visually, seems to be identical to the Holley 6280 in design. Now, from what I hear, Holley bought-out Carter, so this could explain the nearly identical design. The biggest difference between the two carbs are the larger holes in the base plate of the 1933A, which of course will allow more to pass into the engine, or in other words more CFM. The Carter also has fewer vacuum ports, but if you ditch you smog pump, like I did, that shouldn't present a problem. If you can find a Carter 1933A from a car with optional cruise, then it essentially would be a plug'n'play upgrade for the pre-magnum 3.9L guys.

I'm not sure why nobody has mentioned anything about sandblasting out the ports in the intake manifold. Using a pretty abrasive media should remove enough material from the walls to noticeably open up the ports. My brother did this to his manifold on his '72 318 Challenger and the results were decent enough to consider it a viable performance option.





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12/08/2008
12:52:15

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I just picked up an 87 dd for cheep and it needs alitle tlc, but is otherwise a tank. It dose need a new carb, dose anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit?



jay
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12/08/2008
16:26:20

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Local parts store. Bought one ofr an 84 camaro about a year ago. Make sure you buy a float if one is not included with the kit.



Dizzy Dodge
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2/18/2009
17:11:27

intake and aftermarket carb for 3.9L Dakota 87
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I just got my 87 Dodge Dakota V6 3.9L. Im not sure what carb it has on it, but I seem to be having issues with it. Runs rough and seems to have a hesitation on accell. I have done a full tune up on it, as well as upgraded my coil. My accellerator pump is in working order. It has 198K on it. I really dont want to spend 400 bucks on the stock replacement part. I would like better MPG and power over all. I was just wondering if there is an aftermarket carb I could put on and how hard it would be to get rid of the computer controls. It is a calif. model so I am thinking about getting rid of the smog pump. Not sure how to go about it or what it would do if I did tho. Im kinda new at all this- but girls can work on trucks too! Any ideas would be apprecitated :)



HENRY ROBINSON
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4/27/2009
23:39:23

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Seems like every '87 Dakota owner is looking for a carburator and mine just stopped working at 205,000 miles. If a manufacturer/rebuilder started selling them for under $250, he would CLEAN UP!



Mike Lamm
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6/16/2009
13:14:19

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Hi,
I have a 87 dakota Express and I found this website for a rebuilt Holley 6280.
Guaranteed Carburetors - New and Rebuilt Domestic, Marine, Imports

Mike.



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6/17/2009
12:45:52

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For your info, all parts can be obtained at your local salvage yard. They just about gave it to me, paid $15.00 for my carb.

People's junk is my pot of gold!



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6/25/2009
21:08:46

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bump



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4/10/2011
11:45:53

RE: intake options for carbed 1987 3.9L ??
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yeah ive got the 3.9L '87 daokta and i just bought a
remanufactured carb for it. before i had the holly
6280 and i would get a huge black stain on my drive
way everytime i started it, and oil would drip out
of the exhaust pipe. im hoping the new one would
resolve some vaccum issues, havent tuned it up yet.
The guy who i bought it from took off the smog pump
cause he said it drained 15hp. right now my 0-60 in
the truck is 26 seconds and that just doesnt seem
right to me...



Nate Thibault
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9/17/2011
20:50:21

RE: intake options for carbed 1987 3.9L ??
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I've got a 1988 3.9L with some issues as well, and
it only has 71K on it! It likes to stall out
either idling or in the middle of driving the throttle dissapears. Then it takes up to 15min of
waiting before it will start again, its got new
plugs, gas lines, filters, and pump. I think
somehow the carb is just dirty? I ran a whole can
of Seafoam through half a tank of gas with no luck
either. When you crank it over during its
problematic times it does not hesitate, it either
starts or it docent.



well
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9/20/2011
21:07:08

RE: intake options for carbed 1987 3.9L ??
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Coil or other electronic issue....



Nate Thibault
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9/20/2011
21:48:44

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@ well-

Right on with your diagnosis! I replaced the
ignition coil with no luck, moved onto the distributor pickup coil and bam I think we solved
it... I was about to throw in the towel on it too,
phew.

Does anyone prefer an aluminum tube/cone filter
style cold air intake instead of a chrome open K&N
round carb top filter? Is one better than the
other for a 3.9L carbed setup??



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