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found a weber carb on rig at work.. will it work?

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#1 torxxx


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:00 PM

alright we got a 2.8L S-10 truck in the shop today and the boss is taking it on on a trade-in towards another car..
anyways long story short, its got a weber on it. Looks similar to the ones that are being put on the soobys I looked around on it and these are the numbers I found


so I assume its a DG series carb. its got an electric choke on it. Is this going in the right direction for a sooby?

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:21 PM

most everyone uses a 32/36 dgv. My guess is that 38 in front is a barrell size. If the carb is a double barrel, look on the base of the carb on the secondary side, DGV should be stamped on it with barrell sizes above that.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

I Believe it is the 38/38 DGAS Weber Carb... Look at the Primary / Secondary Actuator Mechanism, if Both Opens at the Same Time every Time the Accelerator Cable pulls, So it is a Racing Carb that Must be More "Gasoline Eater" than the Regular Weber Carb... but can Deliver a More Powerful Sensation too!

The Regular Weber Carb, which is the 32/36 has the Secondary to Open when the Primary Already Reached Around the Half Opening, Look at their Linkage.

Both can Work on Subies, but the 38/38 will Suck more Gas...

I Hope this can Help you.

Good Luck!

#4 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

More work than it's worth. Used and jetted for a V6. After a rebuild kit, new jets, adaptor plate, and then it's likely to still be a tuning nightmare... buy a new one. Trust me on this. The amount of money you will save isn't worth the hassle.


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:39 PM

That would be a nice carb on a 2.3l in a Courier though. I happen to know of one that needs it's Craptachi chucked..........
(I think that's what it is, might be a Mikuni)

#6 Frank B

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:00 AM

Those 38DGES webers used to sell for 300 on Ebay, if anything sell it and buy the right weber for your car.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:19 PM

the 38 DGAS is actually easier to tune. the jets are all the same for both barrels. But, if you are interested in economy forget it. this is a power carburetor.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:30 PM

Torxxx you've got to be concerned with a hot air intake in this climate, too. Kelly had problems with his hook up.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:15 PM

Is the carb in good shape, or is it worn out? I was looking for one for my ford a while back and gave up when I couldn't find a good one.

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