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Where do you buy a Hitachi carb?


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#1 subieman

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:42 PM

I'm in the market for a rebuilt Hitachi carb for my 84 wagon. Roo-Builders I heard is good... anyone else have an opinion?

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:44 PM

I'd try ccrinc in Denver; I believe they rebuild the Hitachi's.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:44 PM

buy a kit and pay attention to what you are doing.....it is not that hard as long as you lay out your parts in a clean environment and finish in the same day you start...the key is to clean clean clean.and to pay attention to what you are doing.i guess that would be keys......

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:49 PM

urm yeh but dont think its easy to rebuild one, i have heard of ppl rebuilding them like 3 times b4 they get it right. They seem to be a bit tempremental.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:00 PM

So your little carb advetures didnt work out?

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:04 PM

I already tried to rebuild the carb myself. I put it back together and installed in on the car today and it's still running like crap. I took my wagon to the local mechanic and he said these old carbs start to break down over the years and it's best to just replace it. He wanted $650... so I figured I can do it myself.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:15 PM

i guess i have just been lucky all 10 times i have done it.the first one i did was not a hitachi,yet it still went alright.i have rebuilt three hitachi's in the past six months and the only trouble i have had with them is figuring out where to start with the fuel to air ratio.then i looked it up and found that it was like most other carbs i have ran acrossed.two turns out after lightly seated.i am no pro that is for sure.that is just what i have experienced.....thanks, brian

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:16 PM

A rebuilt one will cost alot, but not $650. Dunno where to go, dave got one from Roobuilders i think.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:09 PM

For $650 you can buy TWO webers!:)

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:12 PM

yeh you might want to consider a webber if your looking for a bit more power but if u live in Cali or another 'nazi' emmission state i dont think they will let you

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:13 PM

yeh you might want to consider a webber if your looking for a bit more power but if u live in Cali or another 'nazi' emmission state i dont think they will let you

Yes I live in where I have smog testing, unless I would go webber.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:16 PM

I got one from Roo-Builders a couple of years ago, and shop owner Kerry was very helpful when I had questions after install. I believe the price was around 200 or 300 bucks. Highly recommended.

Roo-Builders can be contacted through CCREngines.com, they share the same building, and there's a link from CCR's website.

IIRC, Fred at Independent once told me they get carbs from RECARBCO, in or near Oakland.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:43 AM

dont, I repeat dont get a hitachi rebuilt by holly. I bought one ($400) through napa many years ago and it was junk, i had to send it back to holley as it was dumping gas out of the butterfly. They actually lost track of it for a while and finally sent it back rebuilt, again. I had to pay shipping for a warranty repair. I tried using it but by the time the 90 days was up it was running quite badly, so i bought one off a local guy that had salvaged it off a motor that stuck a rod through the block. I cleaned off the oil and soot, threw it on, and it ran really well.

I recently pulled the holly rebuilt one apart, very shoddy work.

anyway, my two cents.

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P.S. the dealers can still get new ones, but they are a grand.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:02 PM

the dealers can still get new ones, but they are a grand.


Hehehehe 1000, how many old soobs can you buy with that? I figure two or so with lots of other spare parts.
Gotta love the stealer ship..

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:29 PM

"recarbco" ...search with google..they remanuf..not just rebuild...and ready to pass emissions...more expensive, but you get what you pay for

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:37 PM

Another vote for Kerry at Roobuilders here. Ive met him and he does great work.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:49 PM

Roo Builders, or SPFI CONVERSION!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:48 PM

The reason I did an SPFI conversion is that my parts cost was $160 and installing it was far less aggrivating than rebuilding the Hitachi.
I tried at LEAST 5 times and could not get the Hitachi right. :banghead:
Not that I don't have carb expierence, I've done Webers and Holleys with no problem at all and countless lawnmower carbs, but I couldn't get a blasted Hitachi to work!!!!




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