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    Default D Series Fuel Inlet Fitting Fix Kit

    The repair kit to replace your leaking (or potentially so) fuel inlet fitting is now to hand.
    The kit fits either the Weber as fitted to the later 21 and 23 engines as well as the Solex fitted to the D Specials. If your D was built from 1966 to 1974 then this kit fits.

    It consists of
    1 Excellent quality,HSS cutting tap to cut a thread for the new fitting. NO drilling required.
    1 fuel inlet fitting
    1 small piece of PTFE tape, better known as plumbing tape.
    No special tools required, a shifter will work on the square head of the tap



    This will be packed a tidy little snap lock bag and posted to your address
    for $25.

    The original fitting will look like this, it can fall out, removal by twisitng with a pair of pliers usually works fine.



    I recommend removing the carburetor top and then tapping the thread required,
    BUT others will simply slap some grease on the tap
    then gently and carefully, making certain the tap is square to the hole,
    turn the threading tap a couple of turns, remove the tap, clean off the swarf,
    put some fresh grease on, thread some more until the job is done.

    At the very least, remove the filter nut at the top left side of the unit and block
    the access. You can also gain access to clean out swarf.

    A small amount of thread tape, probably one wrapped turn will be sufficient.
    then thread the new fitting into place, with your 11mm or 7/16" wrench.

    I prefer to also use a hose clamp on the new fitting,
    even though the barbs will hold the plot, no worries.



    Payment may be by money order, cash dscreetly hidden in an envelope, Paypal or Direct Deposit to a bank account. $25 includes postage.
    Extra fittings @ $8 each if you have more than one car and are buying a kit.
    New Zealand owners, please add another $5 for postage. Australia Post is obviously doing it tough these days.
    Please PM or email me [email protected] for snail mail or Paypal address.

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    Thanks for your support.
    If this manages to prevent just one under bonnet fire I'll be a happy bloke.
    Last edited by richo; 23rd November 2011 at 06:58 PM. Reason: clarification and detail

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    Good on you Richo.
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    Last edited by robmac; 23rd November 2011 at 10:16 PM. Reason: Richo's kit won't fit pugs

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    Richo will these things work on a 32/34 PBIC/
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Richo will these things work on a 32/34 PBIC/
    Cheers Gerry
    Yep, if there the same as Bob kit I'm glad Richo took this task on .... Some of us are known for saying " I'll do that " .................... and never getting to it

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    Same as the "Bob" kit, as explained in the thread from a month ago.

    One kit remains unsold, plus a few fittings.

    All kits in the post as of today.
    Thanks to those who asked for them to be made, then supported this effort by buying the product offered.

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    This is what happens if you don't replace that loose brass pipe.
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    All kits sold at this time.

    IF there is sufficient interest in another batch (of 10) it will be considered.
    Interest would be by way of commitment via this thread.
    Pre-payment is okay and appreciated, once the numbers required are reached.

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    Can you put me down for TWO of the next batch please?

    They look like a great remedy to a real problem. Far better than the wire holding the lines in place currently on my carbies.
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    I would like two of the kits as well. This is a great fix to known problem which could occur at any time with such old cars.

    Cheers
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    Richo, put me down for 1 kit plus 2 fittings.
    thanks, roger

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    Thanks to the three "Rs" (Ross, Richard and Roger) for putting their hands up.
    I've placed the order for more taps, they'll be three weeks or so to arrive.
    Meantime I'll set some time aside to start machining again.

    Please, keep the request/orders coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    Thanks to the three "Rs" (Ross, Richard and Roger) for putting their hands up.
    I've placed the order for more taps, they'll be three weeks or so to arrive.
    Meantime I'll set some time aside to start machining again.

    Please, keep the request/orders coming.
    Hi Richard
    As previously discussed put me down for 1 kit plus 2 fittings.
    Cheers
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    Can I amend my order to one set with four fittings please? One 'tap' set with four 'pipes'.
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    Hi Richo,
    As discussed I'll put my name down for 1 kit - it's for a spare carby so I can go to the bottom of the list if orders are filling fast

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    Hi Richo, As discussed in our PMs I'd definitely like one kit.
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    Default Weber carby threaded fuel inlet fitting

    Richo,

    I'd like to order one too!

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    Thanks for the interest, need two more orders for kits and I'll be ordering the taps, which take three weeks to arrive.
    The machining will begin as soon as the orders are received.

    I will ask for payment and address details once the order is underway. Then they can be sent in one batch.

    Thanks for the support, this will be the final batch.

    UPDATE 25/11:
    I think the final orders are to hand, just waiting confirmation from a NZ owner.
    Taps are ordered as of now and the machining of the fittings will be completed
    on the weekend.

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    Transferred $50 to your account today. Thanks very much Richo.
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    Well there's mine done! The tap is excellent.. it was like tapping butter. Perfect fit.. no more leaks, no ugly wire!

    Many thanks Mr Kennedy for your time and skill. Always appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    UPDATE 25/11:
    I think the final orders are to hand, just waiting confirmation from a NZ owner.
    Taps are ordered as of now and the machining of the fittings will be completed
    on the weekend.

    Hi Richo,
    I have received confirmation of the order for two kits and four additional fittings as discussed.

    Cheers, Praveen

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    Thanks Richo,

    I picked up the fittings today from the PO. I have the old pressed-in fitting removed and frankly it did not take much effort to do so even thought the previous owner had refitted it using epoxy adhesive. I am glad I had wire on it!

    I have given the carb a good clean and blasted it with baking soda. It has cleaned without making it shiny which suits me fine. The main advantage is no residual grit... just a funny taste in the mouth.

    Tomorrow I will fit the new part plus a new carb gasket kit. There are two small O rings in the kit for which I have not yet found a home (but I will look more closely) and the needle valve is of a different design but has the same dimensions so should be fine.
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    My pleasure Michael.
    Drinking from the bowl of a Weber must be a unique experience, or were you licking it clean?

    Hope the fitting all goes well.

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    Hi Michael. Are you sure you have the right kit for the Weber 28/36 DMA,DLE carburettor ?. When I bought mine about 10 yaers ago from a place in Thornbury, Melbourne called Thornbury Carburettor Services,there were two paper gaskets( For different types of 28/36). a needle and seat,of the same type and dimension as the original,and a small paper gasket,rectangular in shape,but no rubber O rings. I hope you have good luck re fitting the 4 nuts that secure the carb on the manifold,the rear nuts close to the cylinder head,are a real pain,because there is no room to use a socket/ring spanner or open end spanner. Cheers Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amopallas View Post
    Hi Michael. Are you sure you have the right kit for the Weber 28/36 DMA,DLE carburettor ?. When I bought mine about 10 yaers ago from a place in Thornbury, Melbourne called Thornbury Carburettor Services,there were two paper gaskets( For different types of 28/36). a needle and seat,of the same type and dimension as the original,and a small paper gasket,rectangular in shape,but no rubber O rings. I hope you have good luck re fitting the 4 nuts that secure the carb on the manifold,the rear nuts close to the cylinder head,are a real pain,because there is no room to use a socket/ring spanner or open end spanner. Cheers Joe
    Thanks Joe,

    Those rear nuts are a real pain aren't they! Then again it is a Citroen.

    Yeah, I think the rubber bits were a ring in. The rest of the parts are good though and the needle valve is clearly an improved design (it has a spring loaded ball that makes contact with the top of the float) and yes, it had the two top gaskets to cover both models. Strangely I bought it on Ebay from a vendor in Holland for around $40 delivered but on arrival the packaging says "Packed in Australia".

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310355530...84.m1439.l2649

    Anyway, the car is running well now and hopefully it has improved the economy and reliability. Not so likely to burst into flames either with a proper screwed in fuel fitting!
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