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Replacement carb and dizzy

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Replacement carb and dizzy

Post #1 by trailcarnage » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:20 am

I have been working through some issues with my '63 F100 223 budget build. The most significant issue that I have is that it has a Carter YF that the choke has been removed from. Also, the dizzy is loadomatic but the carb is not equipped with the control valve.

I am a total novice at this so this is the general plan that I have put together based on web research:

1) Replace the carb with a Chinese YFA that they sell on eBay for the 300. $99

2) adapt a 300 HEI dizzy to replace the existing. $60

I would really like to get some constructive feedback from somebody with practical experience. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


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Re: Replacement carb and dizzy

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:05 pm

:hmmm: Sorry don’t have any experience with either of those items. The 300 DuraSpark II swap though is a very good ignition upgrade, and the stock Carter YF’s are a great carb too. Good luck :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Replacement carb and dizzy

Post #3 by trailcarnage » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:33 pm

I pulled the trigger today and ordered the parts that I referred to. I hope that they are of good quality.

On a side note, my friend has been calling my truck Pedro because I am going to do a spring under axle mod. I stopped at the garage today to find this!!! Look closely at the rear window...


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Re: Replacement carb and dizzy

Post #4 by Daves55Courier » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 pm

There was a time when I desperately wanted to swap the load-o-matic distributor in my '55 Ford Courier with a 1968-72 Ford 240cu in Truck distributor that has mechanical advance. In my opinion it is the least hassle of any dizzy swap you can achieve for the 223. Use the old gear off the '55 dizzy and fashion a new oil pump drive shaft to fit with 1/4"-5/16 hex transition. Otherwise a direct drop in. Could keep the old Holley 1904 carburetor, but remove the vacuum line from carb, plug the port in the carb and connect to vacuum line to intake.
Looked for a 240Cu in dizzy for a long time. None anywhere. None in junkyards round here either. Too old. You can get all the 300 Dizzy's you want if you wanna do all the extra machining.

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