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    Default Carburettor repair recommendation?

    Can anyone point me towards someone who can refurbish my weber carby - my car is a 1969 Renault 16ts. I know and have been to CSC in Burwood but 400 bucks is a bit stiff.

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    ring Recarb in Taree
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    Try Recarb in Taree
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    Thanks Peter - seems like recarb has relocated to somewhere north of Brisbane. I should have said I need someone close to Sydney.

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    Peter - I think you meant "Procarb"

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    procarb in tassie does a great job, cost $380
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    Try googling Pierce Manifolds. A US based firm I've dealt with. I got a new conversion for a triton ute cheaper than a second hand unit or a recondition.
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    Yes Recarb in QLD. Very helpful.
    https://www.recarb.com.au/
    We are located on the sunshine coast of Queensland at:
    4 Waterview St, Warana, Qld 4575
    Phone Number : (07) 5493 3788
    Either get a full rebuild kit and do it yourself or
    get a mate that has done some. No beers while your doing it. LOL
    Just do it very carefully and note which jet, etc. came from...
    Note: if the butterfly shaft is worn then you should take it or send to someone. It would be sucking air.
    also the gasket surfaces should be flat. Check these.
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    If one had the tools for upsetting new lead balls, and a stock of them, it would be a simple matter of DIY plus kit, plus time.

    In respect of Sydney wages for anything, I don't see $400 as excessive to go through a carb, it's a bit steep if the thing is just getting a solvent bath and gasket kit but for a full clean including the transfer passages it is not bad.

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    Can‘t you just use the lead balls you can buy in fishing supplies‘ shops?
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    Maybe! The rebuild guides infer the setting tool is slightly concave on its striking face, but maybe there are two tools used and the finishing one is flatter.

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    Again, I think you can buy a new carb cheaper than you can get one reconditioned in Oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Again, I think you can buy a new carb cheaper than you can get one reconditioned in Oz.

    A new carb for a 1969 R16? That is something.

    I know you can buy the DGV 32/36 new, but it‘s going to be well north of 400AUD. Better carb though, and if I had long term plans, I would go for it.
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    Thank you all - very helpful information and after having done some research on what some you said I realise I discovered that exfrogger and schlitzaugen are absolutely correct - a new DIR and DGV are $400 and $467 brand new from webber performance in Melbourne. I will go the cheap route first viz get a kit and have a go with the current carb and if that doesn't work get a DGV. Thanks again.

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    Or $199 U.S., new
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    BYO jetting ? Or to order ?

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    Mine came jetted but it needs some re-jetting. The dvd gives pretty explicit instructions on what to do to get it in the zone.

    Mine was a conversion. If you have an old carb with the right jets it should be pretty straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Or $199 U.S., new
    Plus high postal costs?

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    Actually not outrageous.
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    Actually, I read on the forum all the time, guys complaining about postal charges from Europe and the States, But have you tried to post from Oz to Europe or USA ???

    Them You see what costs are, and the couriers in Oz also hop on the band wagon.

    Think again about post or courier costs, they are not really that bad.
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    A mate used Weber performance in Melbourne for his racing celica

    They asked what he was using it for, size of motor, state of tune, powerband etc etc

    Came down jetted and ready to go. Bolted it on , connected everything. Started first go and idled perfectly

    It'll probably cost more from then than on fleabay, but you might end up not scratching around for quite so long

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaccy View Post
    Thank you all - very helpful information and after having done some research on what some you said I realise I discovered that exfrogger and schlitzaugen are absolutely correct - a new DIR and DGV are $400 and $467 brand new from webber performance in Melbourne. I will go the cheap route first viz get a kit and have a go with the current carb and if that doesn't work get a DGV. Thanks again.

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    That doesn't sound like a bad deal. You can also get your hands on a very cheap DGV if you're lucky and raid your local pick a part yard. How's 20$? Trick is to find a Cortina or some other stuff like that that came with it from factory before some other scavenger gets it.
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