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Thread: Weber on a D?

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    Four fish Delorean ALEXAKOS's Avatar
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    Newsflash.
    Spoke to a Weber and Dellorto carbs tuner. He has a 35 year experience on both.

    Prefers Dellorto side configuration carbs. May have minimal power decrease but are stable, run more efficient and are trouble free.

    He told me to beware of used carbs IDA and IDF's sold on the web. Most are in terrible condition and you may not ever get those back to normal output if we don't do a massive overhaul. Gasoline over the years, tends to strip off the carb interior walls creating a sand like residue all over the carbs. That means a complete overhaul on them.

    So I got a 32 years experienced Renault Alpine Mechanic on my side and a 35 Year experienced carbs mechanic. What else do I need????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALEXAKOS View Post
    Newsflash.
    Spoke to a Weber and Dellorto carbs tuner. He has a 35 year experience on both.

    Prefers Dellorto side configuration carbs. May have minimal power decrease but are stable, run more efficient and are trouble free.

    He told me to beware of used carbs IDA and IDF's sold on the web. Most are in terrible condition and you may not ever get those back to normal output if we don't do a massive overhaul. Gasoline over the years, tends to strip off the carb interior walls creating a sand like residue all over the carbs. That means a complete overhaul on them.

    So I got a 32 years experienced Renault Alpine Mechanic on my side and a 35 Year experienced carbs mechanic. What else do I need????
    the carbs themselves

    anyway, very interesting point of view. I have experience with the Dellorto DHLA series, I'm running one on my bike, they are very good and tunable..
    I like much more the look of 2 triple throats on the prv platform. with 3 double throats it may be tricky to get the right carbs sync every time..
    VIN 4502

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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    DelToros ?

    Dermot
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

    I don't always drive cars, but when I do, I prefer DeLoreans

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    Four fish Delorean ALEXAKOS's Avatar
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    Oh Sweet! I have seen that at a photobucket album.
    Not sure. Have not seen any downdraft Delltoros yet. Could be.

    I am currently looking at sidedraft carbs to avoid too much height in the engine compartment.

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    I'd say getting the carbs is the easy part. Getting the manifold is not quite as easy. If you're serious about doing this though...let me know as I have a manifold in the garage. It's not going on as long as 1045's K-Jet is working.
    -James . . . "Life without knowledge is death in disguise." ~ H.P.G.

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    With my experience in Aircooled VWs, IDF carbs are way more streetable and cheaper than IDAs. And as you have said The quality old italian carbs are hard to find in usable condition. Proper rebuilds take alot of money, easily 2x as much as the carb cost to buy.

    Also In my experience the level of quality for carbs is as follows:

    Better:> Italian -----Spanish-----Brazilian-----Mexican------Chinese < Worse

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    Four fish Delorean ALEXAKOS's Avatar
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    Thanx for your insights.
    So I am on the right path.
    James hit me with an image of that manifold per pm
    Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16 View Post
    In my experience the level of quality for carbs is as follows:

    Better:> Italian -----Spanish-----Brazilian-----Mexican------Chinese < Worse
    Where does "Made in U.S.A." fall on that spectrum?
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    Admins Never Retire Ron's Avatar
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    Just consider what (most) racers had on top of their mill in the carb days.

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    Four fish Delorean ALEXAKOS's Avatar
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    Good idea Ron. Holleys are Great!Q Had em on my Corvette

    This being a European motor and having several Italian carbs technicians in my area. I'd rather go safe.

    Not really a fan of Italian mechanics but... When in Rome..

    With my vette I never found a decent mechanic to tune and maintain it correctly. Most of the work done was by my self at the end.

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