This is a story about a learning experience that I can use going forward in the hot rod world. I previously had never rebuilt a carburetor (note: I'm no spring chicken anymore). The accelerator pump on the Motorcraft 2100 on the old wood hauler truck had begun to leak raw gas onto the manifold. Rather than just replacing the gasket &/or the accelerator pump I decided to do a complete rebuild on the carb. Bought the rebuild kit at NAPA; watched a couple of you tube videos; followed the instructions in the kit; and what do you know? IT RUNS!!! If I can do this ANYONE can. I'm about the biggest hack on the H.A.M.B. when it comes to mechanicing. I have some basic skills in fabbing stuff and can replace about any part if someone will tell me which part to replace. But I'm so stoked. Like in Young Frankenstein "it's alive! it's alive!" There's no technical knowledge in this thread. But I'm encouraging you all to try something new that you thought you couldn't do. Maybe you can after all. I've always thought that carburetors were some kind of black magic. Not so. Wrench on my friend.