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places water can get in on a weber?


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#1 nicky nighteyes

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 04:12 AM

So I am attaching a snorkel to a 32/36 DGEV weber, but seems to me that the weber itself has places where water can get in. The only place so far is the choke, what have other people done for that? and is there anywhere else on the carb that needs to be sealed?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 02:51 AM

so your telling me noone ran a snorkel off a weber in here?

i find that hard to believe....;)

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:01 AM

I thought Ken had a snorkel on his old red hatch.

You could probably just silicone around the housing of the choke. Make sure the air cleaner or whatever goes on the top of the carb is good and sealed. Maybe even put teflon tape on the bolts that bolt it in??

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:06 AM

hmmm good idea, the air cleaner i am running is a snorkel adapter, shouldent have problems there, I think mick is or was running one.

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:11 AM

If you are REALLY scared of water getting in... hell I guess you could seal with a bead of silicone everywhere the carb halves bolt together... though I bet you would have ignition issues before that happened unless your carb gaskets really suck.

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:23 PM

silicone, around a carb?! thats scary

a carb is air tight, it works off of vacum it has to be sealed up or gas and air would get out and in.

you will be cool with the snorkel on top. unless the throttle shaft is worn out it shouldnt suck any air or water anywhere other than the air filter area.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:51 PM

silicone, around a carb?! thats scary

a carb is air tight, it works off of vacum it has to be sealed up or gas and air would get out and in.

you will be cool with the snorkel on top. unless the throttle shaft is worn out it shouldnt suck any air or water anywhere other than the air filter area.


not so, the carb itself is airtight but the choke housing is not. so if you have your snorkel adapter on air or water can still get in through the hole where the choke arm sits. I know because if I cover the intake entirely (witht he cover on) the engine still runs

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 07:20 PM

Should have worded it a little different..... it SHOULD be air tight :lol:

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 08:03 PM

Morgan is correct, if it is sucking in air you have a leak were you should not. Tim

Should have worded it a little different..... it SHOULD be air tight :lol:



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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:27 AM

No one mentioned the fuel bowl vent

#11 nicky nighteyes

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:29 PM

good call skip, any ideas on how to seal that?

No one mentioned the fuel bowl vent


btw Morgan and chef tim: I dont think you understand what i am trying to say, there IS a hole the choke arm goes through which would be a hole on the air cleaner in a stock setup (this would not affect the vacuum of the carb given it is flowing into the AIR CLEANER) however on a snorkel, water could flow throught the same hole. you can see the thing if you pull off the top of your air cleaner

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:51 PM

but with the size of the holes/opening you speak of, you'd have to have the engine totally submersed to have them leak to the point of causing problems, and if you are in water that deep, you have more problems :)

the disty is vented on the bottom for one, your clutch would be soaked, and you'd have waterlogged most of your wiring and interior by that point......

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:51 AM

look at who you are talking to mick......sorry couldn't help it.:drunk:

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:36 AM

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#15 nicky nighteyes

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:57 AM

look at who you are talking to mick......sorry couldn't help it.:drunk:

Owner of the famous Subaru Submarine!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :headbang:

you do have a point about the disty Mick, definitly next on the list, interior dont matter, and wiring shoudent *cross fingers* be too badly afftected as long as I stay out of saltwater :-\

(dosent even get to the stereo inside until you got the entire hood under water, and I aint ever going that deep again *cross fingers again*
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 03:48 PM

Their is plenty enough water filled 4X4 ruts around hear to run a suby engine submerged for awhile. You just half to hope you doing start flowting around in them : )




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