The Motorcraft 2150 2bbl carb on my 83 Mexican Mustang works, but is in pretty sad shape. Throttle is sluggish unless I PUNCH it. Nice, shiny rebuilt 2150s are selling for $199 on fleabay. That's a good price compared to what most of the local shops are charging. I'd like to pick one up and swap out the original and save it (I'm keeping all the original parts I take off it).
This carb was standard equipment on a wide variety of Ford products, including trucks and large cars. The 2150 (and 2100) was also standard equipment on a lot of Jeeps of the period.
None of the carbs listed right now are specifically for Mustang/5.0. Most have the fuel inlet on the carb top. Mine has that plugged, and the fuel line goes in the bung at the base of the carb. Mine is also equipped with the Aneroid altitude compensator, but I just want to install a regular 2150. Here are 3 that are currently listed:
This one has the additional "side-facing" inlet on top:
This one has the "front-facing" inlet on top:
This one actually looks like the CLOSEST FIT, even though it's for a Jeep--has the additional butterfly valve on top, and both TOP AND BOTTOM fuel inlets (except bottom inlet has a host nipple instead of fuel line fitting):
None of them mention any important details like what size the jets are.
Note that the first two say they are for 351/400ci Ford engines, the other for 304/360ci Mopar engines.
Does anyone know which of these are suitable for use on my 83 5.0 with points ignition? No guessing please! If need be, I can ask the seller(s). Thanks!
Here's a photo of my original carb: