BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, MA, USA
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RE: Solex to Weber Carb Conversion, where to buy???!
mine is only 88k miles.
the problem with the carb has been posted here before.
the problem is with the brass float needle guide/sleeve that keeps the float needle in line with the fuel entry point. the guide is pressure fit and not mechanically attached to the carb housing. after a few heat/cool cycles, the guide moves up and out of place, keeping the float needle from allowing fuel into the float chamber.
i've taken the sucker apart about a dozen times in the last year, and i have come to this diagnosis. i push the guide back into the right spot, reassemble the carb and i'm off and running.
does anyone know of a mechanical fix for this problem? and is there a link for a Holley carb kit? i was only aware of the Weber.
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