I will be removing my Motorcraft carb for a rebuild. I have never removed a carb before, can anyone give me some tips. Also I will be 100 miles from the house, what tools should I make sure to bring. Thanks in advance.
Carb removal is pretty straightforward. Remove air cleaner. Mark and remove any vacuum lines. Disconnect choke stove (if applicable). Disconnect throttle linkage. Disconnect fuel line (put a rag under the fuel line so you catch any fuel that drips out). Remove 4 nuts that hold carb to intake.
As far as tools go, I would probably take a set of combination wrenches, a 1/4" or 3/8" socket set, a pair of pliers, some WD-40 and a few rags.
Also I would take along a can of 2+2 Gum Cutter/Carb Cleaner and some duck tape. After you get the carb off its a real good idea to clean the carb mounting surface and tape it shut wuth the tape to MAKE SURE NOTHING gets down in the intake manifold. I have a friend who took a carb off to re-build it and he just stuffed a rag in the holes and didnt realize he had dropped a tiny nut in there. To say the least it made a funny little noise that turned out not too funny when he brought it over puffing smoke and I told him he had a broken piston! BE CAREFUL with things around the open intake hole!