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Solex Carb Repair Kit?

I am trying to figure out the most economical way to get this 280 started if I buy it, so I can drive it home. From what I have read, many people switch from a Solex to a Weber carb. Are there other alternatives to keep the original equipment? Will this Carb Repair Kit: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
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Any help would be great!

(This would be for a 1973 280, 6 cyl.)
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RE: Solex Carb Repair Kit?

you can get a repair kit im sure but why not give it a clean out and set it up properly first
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RE: Solex Carb Repair Kit?

thanks for the info!
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Help with stalling 280


Well, with a little jiggling and finnagling, the car started! I think it is having fuel delivery problems. We squirted some carb cleaner into the carb and shook it up a bit, primed the engine to build up pressure and it fired up. Idle was rough at first but it held idle for about 20 minutes and then died out again. We added a gallon of gas and tried to get it started again, but without any luck (good thing it was already on the trailer!). It would run on the carb cleaner, but as soon as I stopped spraying it in, it would stall again. and this time, no gasoline smell. I suspect the fuel pump is broken or maybe the fuel filter is clogged and needs to be replaced.

Is the fuel filter commonly called the "fuel screen" on these cars? Seems like an inexpensive possible fix.

Any good web sites on the operation of these Solex carbs? The "instructions" with the repair kit were, um, not very detailed...
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