I gotta know what we are starting with, Weber and Solex come in different configurations and (to me) are a bit more difficult to tune (and understand). I feel sure they are "good", tuned by a higher-tech feller than me.
You really cannot beat a bbd, simple to tune. Properly tuned, you can squeeze 16 mpgs out of it! I just had to have more (two more, as it ended up) thus I spent a lot of time and effort making my Holley work better not to mention around $800.00 for it and the intake. My friends kept telling me I could buy a lot of gas for $800.00, I just had to prove I could improve over the bbd. Along the way I tried about every "gimmick" there was to aid in it, with no improvements
I am going to shoot you two pictures. First is a "carter bbd" (original) view from front
Second is a "Weber dgev" there are other "look alike" brands
Lay your hood back on your windshield frame stand on the bumper both sides give me some full engine shots and any more you want. It is nice to have a picture of the whole vehicle, so we can see what we are blindly working on.
I am "suspecting" yours has a choke issue. It may feel like it's "holding back" as you drive?
I prefer a manual choke installation puts me "in command of when it is off or on! Also eliminates parts stick and binding (just by completely eliminating them).
I even have pictures showing how they are installed/ how they work.
So here is the other set of pictures I want from you.
Take off the air filter, leave it off, touch nothing else under there!
Vehicle is/ needs to be, cold. Actuate the gas pedal (did something click at the carburetor?) If so, it was the choke closing (like it should).
Take a picture of the topside of the carburetor!
Now drive it maybe three to five miles it should be at operating temperature by now.
Take another picture, top of the carburetor, are the choke butterflies standing 100% straight up?
Now go to the passenger side take several pictures of the choke cover and surrounding area (if need-be, I will try to explain how to adjust the choke, if indeed, it needs it).
Have you posted a question in the past?
I am over here, in Western SC. 80 Miles from chapin. Are you close?
Your turn, pictures. Anymore information?
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 AT 9:04 PM