Weber quality

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Weber quality

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While trundling through the great book of faces I came to a very well known mini parts supplier advertising the fact they had weber dcoe carbs in stock, the thing that caught my eye was the quality or lack of it of the castings, there was still flash and dingles all over the place uneven finishes, it looked like a school kid had knocked it up even the screws looked shite. Now I'm not having a go at the seller, they are without doubt selling genuine weber carbs but FFS. The absolute irony of this is that the snide FAJS carbs look a 1000% better and are available for around a fifth of the price.

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Re: Weber quality

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Totaly agree.
In the last 2 years I have stripped, modified and rebuilt 174 Spanish 45 DCOE carbs. They are shocking!
Main problem is progression holes, either in the wrong place, wrong size and on a few occasions oval.
Various threads wrong or missing, incorrect drillings, full of swarf, sticking spindles, wrong float heights.
Also they do not make DCOE13, it seems they are selling 9s or 152s/153s. They have different progression holes.
I would only use a 30+ year old Italian DCOE13 on an A Series.
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Re: Weber quality

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OzOAP wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:13 am Totaly agree.
In the last 2 years I have stripped, modified and rebuilt 174 Spanish 45 DCOE carbs. They are shocking!
Main problem is progression holes, either in the wrong place, wrong size and on a few occasions oval.
Various threads wrong or missing, incorrect drillings, full of swarf, sticking spindles, wrong float heights.
Also they do not make DCOE13, it seems they are selling 9s or 152s/153s. They have different progression holes.
I would only use a 30+ year old Italian DCOE13 on an A Series.
That sort of explains why when I put a really old dcoe on fleabay a couple of years ago it made what I thought was mental money, if I remember right I got the thick end of £300.00 for it, a guy in OZ bought it and was well happy.

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Re: Weber quality

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Old Dellortos from a seventies/eighties Alfa twin cam were also very good. Solexes less so.
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Re: Weber quality

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I bought mine from Viktor Günther VGS Motorsport in Cologne. They are Weber specialists since the 50ies i think.

They take the Spanish ones and refine them.

On top they are then marked VGS.

Not cheap but good.

Went also to their Dyno to set up my 8 Port.

Service was spot on!
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Re: Weber quality

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What about FAJS DCOE?
Stop making stupid people famous!
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Re: Weber quality

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Dellorto FZDs. Like a small pair of splits, fit std manifold and no bulkhead mods...perfect.

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Re: Weber quality

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A friend who runs a Formula Junior for a small team recently did a back to back dyno session Spanish - Italian Weber and the Italian showed a better figure across the board.
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Re: Weber quality

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davidnutland wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:38 pm A friend who runs a Formula Junior for a small team recently did a back to back dyno session Spanish - Italian Weber and the Italian showed a better figure across the board.
Yep, we have done the same on Mini 7s.
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Re: Weber quality

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I have blocked the progression holes in Spanish Webers and re drilled them closer to the butterfly. They are not very well made anymore, compared to an Italian Weber. I commented on the MED Instagram post but they did not respond. I guess ignorance continues to sell parts.
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