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#26 '84 Flat-Four

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:32 PM

http://www.carbureti... INCLUDING BRAT

well worth it :)

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:33 PM

Im close to wanting to give up and sell the car.... im just tired of nothing working... and im still confused why the same thing happened with two carbs so im thinking it might not be the carbs

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:53 PM

believe me, i understand how you feel! But it's like golf... you hit a hundred bad shots, hate the game, but you hit that one single good swing and it keeps you coming back.

Don't give up! It'll be a shame to sell it if it's a simple dead secondary diaphragm that's shot.

My guess (and I stress guess) is that the diaphragm for the secondary is shot on both carbs. From what I understand, it is common enough (especially in 20+ year old Soobs) to be seen in two carbs back to back. Rebuild kits don't address the diaphram at all.

Post some pics of your carb like Durania said and I'm sure members will have more input to provide than me. Plus pics attract members to posts... :)

DON'T GIVE UP, STAY COOL :cool:

Edited by '84 Flat-Four, 23 May 2009 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

How do i put images on here

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

How do i put images on here


Click on User CP, then Pictures and Albums, and go from there. If it doesn't make sense then click on FAQ and search "pictures".

On the secondary diaphram, have you pulled the diaphram off the carb since you rebuilt it to check for blockage of the vacuum passage or a bad gasket seal?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:13 PM

Here we go

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:15 PM

I haven't checked, i replaced the spring though and put the old one back in and it had the same effect for both springs

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

What are you trying to show in the pictures?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:52 PM

They just wanted pics of my carb. nothing specific

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

Ah - I understand then.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

But yet it still remains..... There is a dead spot at 2000 rpm... All vacuum lines showed no leaks and i've played with all the adjustments and it still has the dead zone. And i don't want to spend $339 YET!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

Well the weekend is over and it still doesn't work.....

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:11 PM

Ordered the Weber. God im gonnaa hate forking over the money but i think i'll be happier eventually

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:22 PM

Yeah - the Hitachi's can be a pain to rebuild. It's hard to say what's wrong with the one's you have, but I'm sure a Weber will fix it and the added low-end torque and better throttle response is a bonus.

You ordered the adaptor plate as well right?

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:52 PM

Sure did :) bought the whole kit and kaboodle

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:32 AM

Sure did :) bought the whole kit and kaboodle


Good - where did you get it for $339? I have not see it priced that low before. Perhaps the economy has driven down the prices.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:15 AM

good news,... I was happy to see that you ordered the kit... :headbang:

Doing the swap is sooo easy,... plenty of write-ups and such to reference.

You will find that the throttle cable offset and cable bracket will cause you a bit of turmoil, but that's the extent of the troubles.... once you get it set up right, you'll be amazed at how easy it was... good luck and keep us posted...

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:25 PM

GD: I actually found it for $319 on JT Speed

Flat Four: Ya wut do i do with all that extra emissions stuff???

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:23 PM

yank it! :grin:

there's no need for it anymore.

You can pick up a box of vacuum caps at the local auto shop and cap all the vacuum lines (don't touch brake vac, of course);

run the vac line from the weber to the disty advance port; I suggest keeping the egr and hook it up to the port on the weber; some members have used the Hitachi's forked fuel inlet thingy (same thread as webers) and have kept the fuel return line going; I kept my weber inlet thingy and do not have a fuel return line, your choice I suppose...

the quarter trick does wonders for the ASV, btw.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:50 PM

So another question.... How can i get more power out of that tiny little EA-81?????

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:51 PM

So another question.... How can i get more power out of that tiny little EA-81?????


Melt it down and have it recast as an EJ22.

It's more expensive than it's worth to do much of anything beyond a carb swap or SPFI swap. Punch out the cat and saw off the muffler. Call it a day. Spend your pennies on an EJ22 and an adaptor plate.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:51 PM

oooo sounds wonderful. to bad i just want it to run right now hahaha eventually i willll :lol:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:15 PM

Okkay.......... What if my accel cable is too short to reach??? and the carb didn't come with any kind of braket

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:55 PM

Okkay.......... What if my accel cable is too short to reach??? and the carb didn't come with any kind of braket



I've never come across one that was too short - and you do have to make your own bracket. I just modify the stock bracket and bolt it somewhere.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 12:52 AM

Alright i got everything running at its amazing:headbang::Flame: But it emits a lot of smoke out the tailpipe, its heavy and white. its for sure smoke cuz that's the smell ummm????? never had this happen before.....




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