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Old 09/15/2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Carburetor Question

Which is correct for the 302 J code:
Autolite 4300 or Motorcraft 4300?

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Old 09/15/2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Autolite.

The Motorcraft name started appearing later, 1970ish.

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Old 09/15/2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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Neil,
I agree with Scott for autolight. To amplify, in my experience the motocraft name was assigned to the over the counter replacement stuff. So if you bought a new carb to replace yours it was a motocraft.

Best to my knowledge. The "Ford" 4 barrel carbs on all the early and mid 1960's were all autolights.

By the way, I have some 4300 cores if anyone wants a free one. You pay shipping. One has a broken carb flange and the other is a good running carb.

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Old 09/15/2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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Old 09/15/2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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Neil, Autolite is the original for our 68 "J" code engines, I think the automatic cars used a carb with the following stamped number on the tag:

C8ZF-D
There were Motorcraft carbs that were used as a replacement for this rather troublesome Autolite unit, and sold through ford Parts and Service. Many cars now use the Motorcraft, in fact I think they are more commonly found than the original Autolite 4300.
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Old 09/15/2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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Jon at Pony carburetors has a good fix for the autolite 4300. I think it runs just under $300 plus everything is replated to look like new. Marty
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Old 09/16/2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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Pony Carbs prices for Autolite 4300:

-Standard restoration is $349.50

-Concours restoration is $449.50

-core is $180 (for most 4300 applications)


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Old 09/16/2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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That's ridiculous!!! (IMHO) For functionality, an Edelbrock 600CFM is better & cheaper.

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Old 09/16/2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
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That's ridiculous!!! (IMHO)

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Try pricing a correct Boss 351 carb. You'll add $2K to the total. Needless to say, I don't have one yet.

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Old 09/16/2009, 06:51 PM   #10
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Wow! I guess it has been longer than I thought since I had a 4100 done. Marty
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Old 09/16/2009, 09:46 PM   #11
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I really like the Autolite 4100 carburetors. I am running one on my 1968 Cougar.
There is a really good chance that one will find it's way onto my California Special too.

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Old 09/27/2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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Rob, do you still have any of the 4300 carbs left? I am searching for some parts or a broken core. Anyone have any available?
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