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Carbs for +2 S/130

PostPost by: fatal3rror » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:39 pm

Looking to replace current Dellorto carbs with the same or Weber equivalent to go with a big valve.

Anyone looking to sell before I spend my money on a new item?
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PostPost by: jono » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:05 am

...why not just re jet and re choke for the big valve spec (what I did)?
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PostPost by: fatal3rror » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:01 am

jono wrote:...why not just re jet and re choke for the big valve spec (what I did)?


Poor choice of words in my original post. The carbs on the car need replacing so just trying to find a like for like if possible. You are right, another option might be to get another set and then rejet and rechoke.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:13 am

Existing carbs beyond redemption?
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PostPost by: fatal3rror » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 am

MarkDa wrote:Existing carbs beyond redemption?


Afraid so, car is with Chris Foulds who has been trying hard to save the carbs. We have made good progress but carbs are still flooding and Dellorto is suggesting they may be beyond repair.
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:51 pm

I would seriously consider just buying news carbs. Buying second hand is a bit of gamble on their condition and wear. You might luck out or you might end up with some that need full rebuild build and lots of parts, which could cost a good chunk of the price of a new set.

My car came with some DCOE31 missing various jets etc. I spent a chunk getting new parts and still couldn't get the car running right. I looked at cost to get new shafts/bearing plates etc I decide it was better to just a spend a bit more money on new DCOE151's.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:32 am

I know someone also that bought new Dellorto 151 Carbs and said it was the way to go.
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PostPost by: fatal3rror » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:00 am

Thanks all. New Dellortos aren't available, so will be changing to Weber's
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