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PostPost by: silverlink » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Hi,
Can anyone tell me of a good Weber restorer in the UK, I'm presently restoring my Sprint which I've owned for over 40 years and I could do with getting the Webers refurbished. This project has been on-going now for too many years so I'm having it finished by a professional restorer. As the car hasn't been started for a few years I'm sure there'll be plenty of other things that need doing.
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PostPost by: umbyfer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:03 pm

I am in the same position. Someone suggested me www.dallorto.co.uk and eurocarb.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:11 pm

I have used Ric Woods in Stockport and Chatsworth Motors in Chesterfield.......both specialist.....both good work.......both expensive.........around ?400 for rebuild, refit and retune
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:36 pm

I spent too much time fiddling with old webers and finally spent the money for new ones ....set them and forget them ....I thought and then found that ..carbureter is...French for leave them alone..Because its probably the points closed up causing the problem ....ed
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:42 pm

These people are just down the road from me and although I haven't yet used them, they have a good reputation.
http://www.seditascars.co.uk/Weber_Carburettor_Tuning_In_Prestwick_Ayrshire_Scotland.html
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PostPost by: silverlink » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:58 pm

Thanks for info Mike,
I will give them a call.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:35 pm

I don't know anything about these people but the work looks first class

http://www.jrs.uk.com/jrs/JRS_Home.html
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:49 pm

ok ... first check that your distributor points are fresh and properly gapped and the engine timing is correct ..your cam timing is spot on and your valves are correctly adjusted ...its all to easy to blame the carbs and it rarely is the problem. I would suggest put it all together and see how it runs first .fwiw...ed
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PostPost by: casalunge » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:23 am

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PostPost by: sprint4dm » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:17 pm

Just had mine done for my sprint by carburetter exchange as recommended by Brian Buckland and they look fantastic ?252.00 plus VAT and ?9.00 postage

www.carbex.demon.co.uk Phone 01525 371369

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:25 pm

sprint4dm wrote:Just had mine done for my sprint by carburetter exchange as recommended by Brian Buckland and they look fantastic ?252.00 plus VAT and ?9.00 postage

http://www.carbex.demon.co.uk Phone 01525 371369

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Is that for the pair? If so it seems like very good value, especially compared to the prices quoted by the company I mentioned above.
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PostPost by: sprint4dm » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:45 am

Yes that's for the pair ?252.00 or ?126 each plus ?9.00 carrage and ?52.20 VAT

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:24 pm

sprint4dm wrote:Yes that's for the pair ?252.00 or ?126 each plus ?9.00 carrage and ?52.20 VAT


That is very good :)
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PostPost by: silverlink » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 pm

[quote="sprint4dm"]Yes that's for the pair ?252.00 or ?126 each plus ?9.00 carrage and ?52.20 VAT

They look very impressive Dave and price is really good. One restorer chargers more than that for one carb!
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PostPost by: sprint4dm » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:31 pm

I just got the number from Brian Bucklands recommendation in his book
They are very busy mine took around 6 weeks turnaround but very happy with the results

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