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The lil' Weber that couldn't
Posted 26 July 2003 - 06:53 PM
Weber dies once my primary valve is 1/2 way or so open, unless you quickly bring the secondary into play-- a "flat" spot that kills the motor.
Float is adjusted. I installed a Pressure regulator $9 at Action.. Changed fuel filter just in case. Checked vacuum a million times. Switched the carb from having a choke (very functional) mounted at 180* to removing the choke, mounting the way most of you guys have. Swithced around primary main jet from 132 (ford cortina stock) to 140, no change. Double checked transition ports, valve in primary is on the level w/ first one.
Accelerator pump works fine. Diaphrams are good/new, jets are clean. Idles like dream, timing is very ballpark. Plumbing is good. Why won't it go???
Tex, you had mentioned something about an annoying flat spot and its remedy. If you read this, please put it down.
Should I be trying smaller primary jets? .005 down?
Jets provided are appropriate for maybe a 1700cc engine, I would think I would be drivable..
I am beyond needing moral support...just want my car back (weberized).
Posted 26 July 2003 - 07:24 PM
anyways, i had issues with my weber, and I also have the weber complete tech book!
we can take a look at it, and also, you could come by and get that moustashe bar if you need it still... (even though I might need it for the next offroader :evil: muahahahaha!)
you know my number right? ttyl!
Posted 26 July 2003 - 09:24 PM
Posted 27 July 2003 - 12:08 AM
While you get your's sorted out, do you want to borrow that junk yard carb I have? It's grungy and needs a rebuild kit put in but should work.
Posted 27 July 2003 - 05:39 AM
Posted 27 July 2003 - 08:14 AM
Whoever you bought the carb from owes some explaining if they sold it to you under the pretence it would work on your car.
I'll stop by again this a.m.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 06:43 PM
Mike W, that is exactly the next step I will take in so far as just replicating the plumbing the way others out here have it all. Thanks for the offer in your carb, it has already been very useful as a reference, and its jets (just to swap in and out and experiment)
Cameron, Only Friday out here did I try reversing the carb, without the choke to see if it made a difference (rule out the notion of condensation/puddling of fuel) Did notice the vac port for the choke, blocked it off temporarily. Made no difference in function. Pump seems to be A1- plenty of gas in a nice stream going down the pipe.
Tex, thanks. If you happen to have a 160 jet (or other sizes) laying around, let me know. I keep getting out of work 1/2 hr before BowWow closes, and am on bike. It would be tight getting out there.
Mr Zap, I don't think there is anything wrong w/the carb as it sits, was wonderfully clean upon investigation (removal of top, components) But I am running out of ideas. Might just take you up on the loan.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 07:06 PM
Posted 28 July 2003 - 10:26 PM
Of course, I feel stupid for not figuring it out sooner. It is always something stupid w/me. Hoofbeats=horse, not zebra. The fact that I did not put it together only makes me feel a touch better. I'll get over it.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 11:24 PM
Gimme a call.
Posted 29 July 2003 - 01:33 AM
think of how much WORSE you'd feel if you ditched the project or wasted the money to have it looked at somewhere. and at least you didn't have to break anything to learn a lesson! i'll bet even the carburetor experts do that stuff once in a while..
Posted 29 July 2003 - 08:45 AM
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