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What are best donor cars for Weber carb?
Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:50 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:52 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:55 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:18 AM
Early model fords had the holley/weber 5200, which bolts up the same as a weber (actually IS a weber). It's a 32/36 DFV series, which looks like a mirror image of the DGV. However, the venturi's are smaller in the DFV, and it won't give you as much torque....
One thing that people have failed to mention here - the 32/36 DGV *never* came stock on any car - it's not street legal. Anything you find in the yards was most likely adapted. But since the carb has been made for a LONG time, you can sometimes find them anyway.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:15 PM
PS: I just remembered, isn't the Ford Holley/Weber the same carb they adapt to the air-cooled VWs?
Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:29 PM
The throttle linkage is tricky as some of the 5200's have a bolt on throttle, and some are welded or peened on. But for low-budget I'm sure you can figure something out. A bolt on style would be easiest.
Weber sells jets for them, so rejetting is no problem. The DGV and DFV (5200 style) are quite similar, and even use many of the same gaskets and such. The venturi's are considerably smaller, and while you may in fact see a performance increase over the Hitachi, my bet is it will be pretty small. The only realy performance increase that a DGV gives you is increased throttle response due to the progressive linkage, and the torque from the BIG barrels. The DFV still has the progressive linkage, but the smaller venturi's coupled with it's lack of proper jetting for the soob engine will probably negate any real performance advantages you would otherwise gain.
Also - the EA82 Hitachi's are bigger, but you have to use the EA82 intake manifold. That's the route I would go if you want a bigger carb, but don't want to spend a lot. Do the linkage mod on it, and bolt it down.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 07:14 PM
DOH! Hehe - you edited your post! I guess I'll leave this tho since it's good info anyway.
Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:58 AM
General, how'd you know?!
I like the sounds of the EA82 carb/manifold swap. Is there a significant performance gain by doing that? Carbed EA82s are fairly easy to find around here. I've got an idea that finding a used DGV around here will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. This is primarily Fomoco/Mopar/Chebby country. Don't think much of them furriners!
And, what is the linkage mod you're talking about?
Thanks for the info.
Posted 05 May 2004 - 10:36 AM
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