I live in California and have a 1984 F150 Shortbed Stepside.
It's got a 5.0L V8 and I've got a couple of carb problems so would appreciate any help or input.
First of all, the carb is the wrong one. The guy before me needed a new carb so bought a cheap, incorrect item and got his friend at a repair shop to make it work. I remember the repair shop having a hard time getting the trucked smogged.
I think this was also due to an incorrect exhaust being fitted. I had the correct exhaust fitted last week and now want to address the carb problem.
I want to have the incorrect carb removed and have the correct item fitted. I was also thinking about fitting a 4 barrel carb instead of the original 2 barrel.
I called a carb place but they said they wouldn't do "Mickey Mouse" repairs like that and said I should go to a Smog Repair place. I pointed out that the "Mickey Mouse" repairs had already been done and I'm trying to get the proper work done but that didn't cut any ice.
The questions I have are as follows:
1. What is the problem with having an incorrect carb removed and the
correct item fitted?
2. Could I have a new manifold and 4 barrel carb fitted legally?
3. If I cant, who would be the best people to take the truck to in order to
get the correct 2 barrel carb fitted?
Any advice or input will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.