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Posted 17 November 2003 - 11:24 PM
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 09:54 AM
Simply put, the progressive 32/36 is perfect for daily driving conditions and good overall performance. For most people it's the best choice. It can usually be tuned to pass emissions and provide good economy while still performing well on the track or in the woods. It all depends on how much that 36mm throttle is used (ie: how heavy your foot.) That's the beauty of a progressive carb. Everybody seems to agree that it's a huge improvement over the stock Hitachi.
Now the 38/38 on the other hand, being synconous, both of it's throttles open at the same time so it's inherently more fuel thirsty. But in trade you get more torque at low rpms and at full throttle it can feed as much air and gas as the engine can burn. It can be jetted for dang near any engine but is best suited to a "built" one. Somewhere around here I still have the email I got from the Techs at Redline, hopefully I can dig it up. I basically told them the what I was doing (EA81 Subaru trail car) and they were very emphatic that a 38/38 was the way to go if I could make the intake flow better and didn't mind getting a couple less miles per gallon. I told them that I was going to build the engine, so they jetted my carb accordingly. But after ording it I decided instead to keep my engine "stock" so concequently I need to rejet the carb as it runs a bit rich with the jets Redline installed. My point is that the techs are real good at putting in the correct jets if you tell them about engine it's going on when you order it. Changing the jets is no big deal, I just haven't gotten around to it. Even running rich and stumbling a bit, I'm very happy with mine. It makes much more torque at 1000rpms and has a lot of balls for being on a stock engine. As for mounting the 38/38, the base is the same bolt pattern as the 32/36 but the throttle bores are larger, so the standard 32/36-style manifold adapter would need a lot of porting to work.
Carfreak, Redline is the official USA importer and distributor of Weber. Bow Wow is the Seattle area retail chain that mostly sell VW stuff, but have been giving us Subaru freaks discount prices on Webers. Talk to Chris at the Lynnwood store or ask Zap who he deals with at the Lake City store. I forget what I paid for mine, but it was like $20 or so less that anywhere online. Think it took about a week from the time I ordered it for it to come in. Oops late for work again, gotta go.
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Posted 22 November 2003 - 08:50 AM
The EA82 SPFI manifold is a good starting place for better flow dynamics. Mike W turned me on to this. Adapter made from a 1"thick piece of plexiglass. Had to be beveled to make the carb sit level.
That is a four barrel Weber jetted very lean.
This one never got running right either, it is on a hacked and whacked Hicrappy manifold. connected with rubber rad hoses
Weber DCOE 42
here is the "real deal"
Weber DGEV 32/36
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