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The frustrating magic that is a carburetor has long been phased out in favor of more reliable and efficient fuel injection, but since we are car enthusiasts, and half of all desirable cars still have carbs, we should know how they work. If you are under 30 years old, it is entirely possible that you have never owned or worked on a car with carburetors. If you’ve never had to deal with a sunk float or a stuck needle, consider yourself lucky, but watch this video to get a better idea of the magic contained in these complex fuel and air delivery systems.


Plus, the animation breaks it down in the way only black and white videos pulled from the archives can. Enjoy.

Related: A Carburetor In Action Is Mesmerizing

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