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#26 mountaingoatgruff

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:22 PM

GD, you should start making custom harnesses so people wont have to yard out old stuff. :) There you go, make a kit and sell it.



i don't think that would be very lucrative, probably not even worth it for either party in fact. especialy not worth it (imo) when you consider the harness can be bought from a yard for $10 - $20 around here. i'd rather spend the time on it than money and come out with intimate knowledge of my car.

i think that if someone wants to do the swap they should do their own harness. gave me a much better understanding of the system and made me much more comfortable with working on it and all auto electrical in general.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:29 PM

GD, you should start making custom harnesses so people wont have to yard out old stuff. :) There you go, make a kit and sell it.


I gave it a thought a while back - unfortunately my time isn't terribly cheap and there's a good 4 hours in a harness strip. I'm afraid the cost would make it unattractive to those who are likely to be interested in the SPFI swap.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:01 PM

ive been throwing around the idea..... i have a brand new pic 34 VW beetle carb.... would i be able to make that economical if i built a adapter and what not lol

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:04 PM

ive been throwing around the idea..... i have a brand new pic 34 VW beetle carb.... would i be able to make that economical if i built a adapter and what not lol


Why? Get a DFV - the Holly/Weber 5200 was used on many, many Fords and can be had for peanuts on ebay - brand new/rebuilt. It's a licensed copy of the Weber 32/36 DFV. You just have to tune the jetting and buy an adaptor plate.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:51 PM

well.... i bought a new 32/36 DGEV weber conversiont kit for 350.... we'll c how it goes i guess should have it by tuesday.... and lets hope that helps my fuel economy... anyone have a write up on how to do a weber conversion as regaurds to vacuum lines to block and vacuum lines needed...

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:05 PM

It's easy - you'll figure it out. Wait and ask questions when you start. In the meantime read some posts on installing.

I don't like the kits - they don't include the linkage parts, and they come with the 3" filter - it is too large to fit under the hood of the EA81 without rubbing. You'll have to get a 1.5" filter element and the clips, and you'll have to make your own linkage bracket. I use the old linkage bracket but mount it to the carb stud on the passenger rear of the base - you have to bend it and tweak it but it works well.

Thus the kits really aren't useful for the price. Although $350 isn't too bad.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:35 PM

the kit i bought is jetted for the ea81 and includes the 1.5 filter and linkage parts and it came witha 12 month 12,000 mile warrenty if that means anything...

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:32 PM

Who did you get it through? Link? My experience has been with the official Redline kit.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:37 PM

i got it from a Redline dealer in Yakima washington very reputable been around a long time who is getting rid of obsolet stock

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:16 AM

AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF ..... after i bought the weber and got it on it's way to my house i go fill up my brat cause my gas gauge showed 1/4 of a tank i got 25 mpg..... i have no idea what happened.... maybe making the vacuum advance work helped or the computer had to relearn everything although i donno if thats possible on this old tech...

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:51 AM

i got it from a Redline dealer in Yakima washington very reputable been around a long time who is getting rid of obsolet stock


If it's like mine was, you'll be left wondering what they were thinking (or not thinking) when they decided what goes into it. If it's old stock then you may run into it either being jetted wrong, or the float adjusted incorrectly. Weber has gone through some poor quality phases when their production went to Mexico a few years ago. They say it's all sorted out now, but I bought my kit in 2003 and I had to adjust the float myself. Besides that and the kit being a total rip-off the carb itself has been flawless - just put it on my 83 hatch a few days ago because I was sick of 23 MPG on the stock Hitachi.

Please take a picture of the contents of your "kit" as I would be interested to see how it differs from mine. Litereally all mine had was the carb, the 3" filter, and the adaptor plate. And some pretty useless instructions.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

sure will when i get it GD just gotta wait for it to come ups to me lol the told me it was jetted and everything was in the kit from a 1.5inch filter to the neccessary items to attach the linkage i guess we'll have to see how reputable they reallyare huh? lol




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