from Naperville, IL United States
From someone who should have known better.
I purchased an NOS set of Italian Weber 40's on the Samba for the bargain price of $500.00. I am not familiar with these carbs, so I sent them off with the engine specifications so that they could have the proper venturi's and jets installed. I knew that the gaskets would no longer be useable, and there would be other problems. Turned out this set may be 40's, but the venturi outside diameter is like a 44, and you can't buy off the shelf venturi's small enough for the engine I am building. Net result on the "bargain" Webers is that I will be paying $300.00. or $400.00 more in the end than I could have purchasesd a nice set of Spanish Webers from ac.net, set up to run. Yikes!.
This is a warning to all those folks thinking about buying a used set of Webers. You won't save a thing!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic results from Dual Weber Carb kit
September 13, 2012
from DeKalb, IL United States
Many thanks to John Connolly from Motor Works in DeKalb Illinois. John’s CB Performance Dual IDF Weber carb kit just finished turning our customer’s dune buggy into one “Screamin’ Machine”!
Our customer came to us after he installed an 1835 complete engine. The engine missed on cylinders 1 and 2 at idle from the first minute after installation.
Motor Works contacted John Connolly and asked his thoughts on the situation. The discussion centered on the engine’s EMPI carburetors. He suggested replacement with his Dual IDF Weber carb kit.
Installation was simple. The adjustments require a little care, but ask John and he will help you through the process.
The end result was more than we could have hoped for. A vehicle that would barley idle before now could “chirp” one foot wide tires under power.
We have a very happy customer and a very happy Motor Works. Thanks again John.
Sincerely, Martin Fay, President The Motor Works of DeKalb, Inc.
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