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DCOE Mounting Flange Query

PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:52 pm

I have a pair of DCOE31s which I have (nearly) dismantled.

I have now just noticed that a couple of the mounting holes have been enlarged.

Should I have them drilled and sleeved?

Or

Will they be ok as they are?
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PostPost by: wgrainge » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:35 pm

Sometimes the mounting bolts on the manifold aren't aligned quite perfectly, and the Weber holes have been elongated slightly so that the carbs doesn't bind on them. I don't know if this is considered acceptable practice or not, but I've come across it before. Personally, I don't think it's anything to be concerned about.

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:45 pm

Since you're going to have a couple of O-rings between carb and manifold, and the carb is flexibly-mounted in any case, I don't think it matters.
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