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Carter-Webber rebuild kits....

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#1 Mr. Carb

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 05:33 PM

Anyone know of any carter-webber rebuild kits, the jets on mine are partially clogued. I tried carbrator cleaner but it didn't help much, I don't have anything in the way of vacume leaks, I checked. I'll check again today now that I can see.... But I'm pretty sure it's dirty jets... I did a search on carter-webber's and didn't find much, 2 out of the 3 results were my threads lol So I'm guessing it's something not much talked about, or really that many people hate em, this one seems to perform nicely except for the hesitation from throttle up at idle... once it's half way up it don't hesitate, but it seems to lean out between 900-1,200 rpms when it gets a full throttle. If I'm real careful with the gas pedal I can get it to rev up smoothly without hesitation. any general price ranges on rebuild kits that anyone knows of out there? or other possible problems... thanks :)

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 05:48 PM

not sure on rebuild kits, i would look for one with lower mileage, or a hitachi! they rule!

have you tried choking the hell out of it with our hand over the carb opening?
rev it up to like 2 grand and gradually put your hand over the opening. it will die a few times, till you figure it out, but you want to get it to rev to about 3 grand with your hand almost completely choking off the air flow.

it creates massive vaccum on yourjets, and will suck out any crap clogging them up, or clog them more. guess its a toss up. but it made mine work a little better.

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 06:01 PM

LOL, that should help clear them out, I'll try it:D

#4 Mr. Carb

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 06:08 PM

I don't think the $320 dollars for a Webber 32/36 is worth it... and the hatachi's have the same problem with age...... so either way I have to rebuild one to get all the varnish out of the jets

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 06:10 PM

I got mine at the dealership here, can't remember the price though, too long ago. But it wasn't too awfully bad though.

The Hitachi better than the Carter/Weber???????!!!!!!!!
WHAT? I beg to differ, I Never had any problems with mine after I rebuilt it. It would start up on the first crank, and ran smooth through the whole rom range, never flooded or leaned out, even offroading in some extreme conditions.

Hitachi on the other hand, had nothing but trouble from them, gutless, flooded out too much.

Plus the amount of torque that you gain going to the 1bbl is awsome, the low end on the EA81 started around 800rpm, but I could run it down as low as 500 and have it keep running crawling around offroad.

But that my opinion.

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 06:29 PM

yeah, theres a reason why it's called a carter-webber, it is a webber, and webbers had a unique design making it so the mixture stayed the same at any throttle point, keeping the perfect mixture, so the engine never leaned out or flooded at all, thats why I stuck the carter-webber on it... no point in spending 320 bucks on a 32/36 when the manofold is the same size, and limits the flow just as much anyway.

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 08:03 PM

1. You don't have to spend $320 for the 32/36

2. If you get a used one and rebuild it (or have a carb shop rebuild it for $50, and buy the adaptor and air filter, you'll still come in under $200, and you can't get a rebuilt hitachi, or a rebuilt carter - weber for this price. Also - rebuilding the Hitachi or the carter weber is not always possible due to primary throttle shaft wear.

3. Tons of aftermarket cool stuff for the 32/36 - like snorkel adaptors, manual choke kits, and filters..

4. The 32/36 is completely tunable for modded engines - jet kits are cheap, and easy to install.

I have been toying with the idea of using a 32/36 DFAV or DFEV from an early model ford - there's tons of these to be had in the JY - they use the same adaptor plate as the DGV's, air filters can be had online that look exactly like the DGV type for $15, and on top of that, the choke is on the other side so will not be close to the disty.....


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Posted 08 January 2004 - 08:28 PM

Can you research the part number from some source,say like subaruparts dot com and let me know what it is?

I just sold a rebuild for carbs from '81-2 or so.I have at least one more of those,maybe more,and another carb re-build kit for a later model.

I'm also involved in helping an old dealer blow out some old stock.I came across several carb rebuild kits today but had no time to get p/n's checked.Didn't even take note of the p/n's but I will soon.

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 10:47 PM

hey Carl, you should email or PM Ed, and see if he has any weber 32 36s laying around... (he sellls them for a good price... ) call me for more info!

btw, troys wagon now has a new weber on it, and now I have to retune mine to stay ahead of him!

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 02:37 AM

I'm not sure my car is really worth a new carbrator like that though, I'm really anoyed with it right now... Guess I'll just hope it passes emissions the way it's running now and worrie about getting "toys" like a new carbrator for it when I can afford it. Austin, how much does ed usallaly let em go for?

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