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Old 14th July 2011, 10:30   #1
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Default Weber carbs - specialist restorer required

Hello All,

I'm urgently looking for a carb specialist to restore and tune twin Weber 40 DOCE carbs.

The carbs are both working, but power output is sub optimal and idling is irregular. Been to several "experts" in India, most of whom have turned out novices. Have already spent a good deal of money, imported service kits etc - all to no avail.

Hence, I would request fellow BHPians to only recommend genuine people who have prior Weber experience.

I can tell you from experience that Webers are not easy to restore or set up, but once done are very reliable and power output is phenomenal. They were (and still are for some folks) the fuel injection of its day.

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Hello All,

I'm urgently looking for a carb specialist to restore and tune twin Weber 40 DOCE carbs.

The carbs are both working, but power output is sub optimal and idling is irregular. Been to several "experts" in India, most of whom have turned out novices. Have already spent a good deal of money, imported service kits etc - all to no avail.

Hence, I would request fellow BHPians to only recommend genuine people who have prior Weber experience.

I can tell you from experience that Webers are not easy to restore or set up, but once done are very reliable and power output is phenomenal. They were (and still are for some folks) the fuel injection of its day.

Thanks.

Phillip
Wow those are great carbs, which car are you fitting them on or were they originals. Also what fuel pump combo you are using. A slightly more detail will definitely fetch you help.
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Shrikant Shah of Mumbai, Now staying in Pune used to be expert on Webers. In our racing days there was nobody to match his settings of the twin Carbs. You can get across him thru the Automission group.
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They came with my Triumph Spitfire Mk III. Most Spitfire's were factory fitted with SUs or Strombergs, but a limited no came with Webers. Fuel pump is standard Spitfire.

In case you are wondering, all the other parameters that can contribute to poor engine performance have been taken care of. The engine was fully rebuilt. Clutch done. Etc.

I need a performance carb restoration specialist with Weber experience.

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Shrikant Shah of Mumbai, Now staying in Pune used to be expert on Webers. In our racing days there was nobody to match his settings of the twin Carbs. You can get across him thru the Automission group.
Thanks. Didn't understand how to reach him. Please advise.

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They came with my Triumph Spitfire Mk III. Most Spitfire's were factory fitted with SUs or Strombergs, but a limited no came with Webers. Fuel pump is standard Spitfire.

In case you are wondering, all the other parameters that can contribute to poor engine performance have been taken care of. The engine was fully rebuilt. Clutch done. Etc.

I need a performance carb restoration specialist with Weber experience.


Thanks. Didn't understand how to reach him. Please advise.
I dont think you need to go THAT far to get the carb rebuild.

My friend has the same carb, and was rebuilt in Bangalore itself. though he's keeping it only for some nostalgic purposes.

There are many guys here in city who can put the carb back in its fullest action.
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Would not risk any one in Bangalore. I could only think of DKG in Hyderabad who has the patience and ability to figure out a solution the proper way.

phil001 last time you came home with your Dad, you did not revert hence no solutions were offered

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The carbs are both working, but power output is sub optimal and idling is irregular.
Ah! The intake roar of twin DCOEs.

I know nothing of Spitfires, but a setup with twin DCOEs (if original) is likely to have a cam to match. Lumpy idle will be a given.

Why don't you initially leave out the tuning part, and go with the original setup, and then proceed one step at a time.

Fuel supply OK? What does a plug chop tell you?

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Thanks. It may be worth talking in person. Is there a number I can reach you on?
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Can't make out if it was meant for me! (And you don't have PM privileges yet.)

If you know someone else in TBhp, ask him to PM me your contact details.

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