M38A1 YS 950S Carb Doesn't Fit

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I purchased a 1953 M38A1 awhile back. It had a Carter YF carburetor when I purchased it, the YF is standard on commercial jeep F head engines. My YF leaked a little, and ran a little rough. So I found a Carter YS 950 at one of the California meets, and had it rebuilt by a competent carb shop. So I take off the old Carter YF, clean everything up install a new gasket, and then go to install the new Carter YS 950, and the float bowl on the YS 950 bangs on the engine valve cover and will not sit flush on the intake manifold. I have to be missing something, and I couldn't find anything on this in the TMs so I'm raising the white flag. HELP!
 

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NDT, no I do not, that is probably what's causing my problem. I'm not a jeep guy, but I'm quickly becoming familiar on all the ins and outs. I'll get on the phone and order one tomorrow. I understand Peter De Bella is a good source for jeep parts. Thank You!!
 
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Found out that even with the spacer the YS carb doesn't fit. It turns out the model of valve cover is wrong. Somewhere along the way, a previous owner swapped out the M38A1 engine, and replaced it with a commercial F134 F Head engine from a Willy's pickup, or station wagon. The commercial engine uses a Carter YF carburetor, and a valve cover without a relief area for the YS carb., a different oil fill tube and more. So I'm doing my best to make a list of parts to get the engine back to an M38A1 configuration. And I thought all Jeeps were the same. rofl
 
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DSCF2559.JPGDSCF2560.JPG Here are the differences between the Jeep M38A1 valve cover on the left, and the Commercial Jeep (pick up, station wagon) valve cover on the right. As you can see, there is a greater relief on the right side center section of the M38A1 valve cover to clear the float bowl of the YS950S carburetor. The commercial Jeeps, used a Carter YF carburetor that has the float bowl facing forward. Hence no need for the relief area on the valve cover. Took me a while to get this figured out, but I'm learning. The oil dipstick tubes are an adventure as well, but I'll save that story for later.
 

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Plenty to be found on Ebay!
DSCF2561.JPG M38A1 Engine 2.jpg DeetFreek, I found this one on Ebay several days ago. These dipstick tubes come with 0,1,or 2 vent tubes. I purchased one with 2 vent tubes as that is what most of the military M38A1 Jeeps seem to have. One vent tube has a hose to the fording device, and the other hose goes to the breather on the valve cover. The one that is present on my Jeep now has 0, no vent tubes. I just went with the dipstick tube that the TMs showed for a military M38A1. I assume that the other 2 types of dipstick tubes might be for commercial Jeeps.
 
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Good enough, two tubes is correct! When I got my A1, the hose from the dipstick tube to the crossover hose was just vented to the atmosphere. A homemade crossover had been made and no provision for recirculation was anywhere on it. I may as well just had one tube at that point! Pay no mind to the red circle lol.20200517_184821.jpg
It has been corrected now, and tidied up immensely. 20200721_201505.jpg
 

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Looking good. My M38A1 didn't have an oil filter when I purchased it, so I took care of that right away, and it needs a fan shroud as well.
 
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