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Weber 45 set up

PostPost by: batfish » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:45 pm

Due to concerns about the new Spanish manufactured Weber carbs I have purchased a pair of rebuilt Italian carbs. They look very good but on close inspection I notice that one of the carbs has 2 transition holes in each throat and the other has 3. I would like to know if this will have any effect on the running of the carbs before I install them on the engine.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:25 am

Hi Andy --do you mean the holes in the butterfly s ??? I have only ever seen 2 --but 3 may remove the ;flat spot' on acceleration ----ed
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:07 am

The progression mixture as you come off idle to when the main jet comes in and is dominant will vary between the 2 carbs if one has 2 progression holes and the other has three if all the other settings are the same. It may not however be noticeable and in a compettion car you rarely if ever run in this region anyhow.

I would give it a go and if any problems then you can always drill a matching third hole in the carb that has just 2.

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PostPost by: batfish » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:10 pm

Thanks for the replies, Webcon has told my engine builder the 3 holes were used on Alfa engines but it should not be a problem with a race car so we will see how it performs on the dyno and if required drill the extra hole to match the other carb just to balance them up.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Andy, your concerns about the Spanish built webers are valid. I have a set of 151 (Spanish built) 40s and they came with three progression holes. It took a long time to get them to work properly but I like them better now than the 18s I had on the car previously.

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PostPost by: batfish » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:56 pm

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My biggest concern was the number of people who have told me they have had underbonnet fires when using the new spanish manufactured 45s
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