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    Can any one point me in the direction of a real expert (in Melbourne, preferably eastern suburbs) on tuning Weber DCOE carbies?

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    Better dive into the Yellow Pages I'd suggest as I think you'll find one in every capital city. I know there was one at the Gabba in Brisbane and talking to him I got the impression it's almost like a franchise thing.
    Just out of curiosity, what's the problem that you need one?
    They're pretty simple carby if you sort them out systematically.


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    Whaddya wanna do with these carbies?
    It's all in the balancing. Then if you get that right the old turn anti-clockwise 4 half turns or whatever it is, is irrelevant/crap info on USED old carbies. Just gotta do it by ear.
    You could get the car to some sort of old Alfa place and they will have the big vaccuum guage thing to get it right.
    More fun to do it yourself though.

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    a piece of garden hose is your friend when balancing these carbs

    getting the mixtures right is done with one at a time as by ear you can't do it with both operating

    set the idle up a bit and cut fuel to one to set the other then the other way around

    then set the synchro up between them

    but if you are after someone to jet them you need to look in the book of yellow and stick it on a dyno
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    I have just had my Escort dyno tuned by a guy called Errol at EFI dynamics in lilydale, and despite the company name the guy knows his way around webers. I cant give you his number as he has just moved, but he is still in lilydale. I have no hesitation in recommending him, he did a great job on time at a good price.
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    I agree that the Weber DCOE is a pretty simple carbie and set up is normally not so difficult and I have, after some fiddling around, got them set up and balanced, having invested some years ago in the required airflow meter, but have an intermittent problem. It pulls like a train and I am exceedingly pleased except .... since the onset of the colder wetter weather every once in a while it will, when starting from cold and having not been started for a few days the thing wets no 3 plug and run on 3 pots. Generally it will clear and then runs spot on but on one occasion I had to take out the plug, dry it, then away it went.
    There's no moisture in the ignition anywhere and once it clears it runs like a dream. As I said it's not every time but it's a total pain in the ....
    I'm hoping that this may be one of those oddball problems some Weber expert has encountered and can therefore point me in the right direction without too much pain and time. If not then it will have to be the old trial and error method.

    Thanks for the Lilydale clue ... I'll follow that one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Dog
    Can any one point me in the direction of a real expert (in Melbourne, preferably eastern suburbs) on tuning Weber DCOE carbies?

    JYD
    Link Automotive in Thornton Cres Mitcham, lots and lots of Weber setup knowledge, will do as good a job as is possible without a rolling road dyno.

    For the rolling road, I use Powerplay (formerly Datrally) down in
    Cheltenam (not eastern subs I know)

    Note that despite an earlier comment about annual adjustments and the like,
    Webers are really just set and forget.

    Once in a blue moon (many years) they'll need a rebuild, but apart from
    that, the only other time you nmeed to change them is if you change something about the rest of the system (engine, exhaust, inlet manifolds,
    air filters). The same is true for programmable fuel injection too...

    Mike
    p.s. I've used both Link and Datrally and are happy with both.
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    For the triple throat Weber IDAs on my V6 504 as per my avatar I bought a book, 'Weber Carburettors' by Pat Bradden, in soft cover by HP Books. Other than this I bought a carbuettor balancer, a cheap Chinese made one for $20 odd. With a bit of patience they are really quite simple to set up.

    The gas analyzer and dyno is really only needed if you are fiddling with emulsion tubes.
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