1974 Jeep J10 carburetor

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    Hey guys, so im pretty new to mechanics and dont know a whole bunch yet. I have a 1974 jeep j10 with an AMC 360 engine that is in need of a new carburetor. What kind should i get?
     
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    What style of a carb is on it now ? A spread bore, larger rear barrels than the front barrels ?
    If it were mine wehicle, I would be seriousely looking into installing a Q~Jet carb from about a 79 or so year GM pickup. if it is a spread bore.
    Being not too mechanically inclined, a direct replacement would be easier.
    Welcome to the forum PJ10
     
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    Why not rebuild the one you have the rebuild kits go for about 25-35 $ and doing a basic rebuild is a lot easier then you think and takes about 2 hours start to finish including removal and installation unless its really gumed up then you want to use some muriatic acid but use with EXTREME CAUTION and be sure not to leave parts submerged longer then 15-20 seconds each time and rinse with water right after each dunk it will eat it alive if left in to long
     
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    Another thing that is not so harsh is white vinegar. Use a brass wire tooth brush and a small screw driver to get off the big chunks, soak it in vinegar.
    I did this in a Triumph fuel tank, miraculous what come out of that tank. took a couple of soakings to get it full clean, but almost all the rust and spoiled fuel is gone.
     
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    AMC used many different parts on their vehicles..some used furd..some chevy etc.
    I had a few ..had to take parts with you to get right ones at parts store.
    Had 1 used ford starter..chevy parts..and mopar. What does the carb. say /marked.
     
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