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Weber Carb conversion pics.....

These are a few pics before and after the Weber Carb conversion I did. Figure it should help folks get an idea of what it'll look like. The reason for the round top on the Weber? It's an adapter for the original airbox. I removed it and installed a rectangular Weber open filter and top. I'll enclose pics of that another time, as I don't have any as yet.

I've replaced the ballast resistors, points, plugs and wires, etc, and still have a cold start problem. Actually, I've had to pull the choke all the way off for it to idle well. That was before I started to increase the idle and other jet sizes. Oh well, just gotta keep plugging away at it.

Shot of the Solex:



Shot of the mess the Solex left me:



Shot of Weber installed on intake:



Top shot of Solex:



Top shot of Weber:


1973 280C, Weber 38DGES carb conversion-GONE. 1983 380SEL-GONE.
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RE: Weber Carb conversion pics.....

Very nice! Removing that carb is kinda like having a festering boil removed. Those Webers are rock solid.

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RE: Weber Carb conversion pics.....

I totally agree, just wish I could work out the cold start issues! Ah well.

And please pardon my dust, as I'm in the process of remodeling this vehicle:

Good shot of the top, with new reservoir and painted brake booster:







Oooooo....looksy at the new brake reservoir and check valve and my new brake cylinder getting rusty [:(] :



Trying to show off the newer plug wires, the upgraded coil, and one of the ballast resistors, and an in-line fuel filter:




1973 280C, Weber 38DGES carb conversion-GONE. 1983 380SEL-GONE.
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RE: Weber Carb conversion pics.....

I swapped the solex out of my 114 for a weber. I also had the cold start problem. I sold the car before I sold it, but I had all kinds of problems tuning the damned thing. It either ran too rich, or too lean. I had plans of installing a manual choke cable, but as I said, I sold it.

I also had an issue with the linkage. I ended up cutting the linkage elbow (no idea what better name to give it), elongating by an inch and a half, and going from there (worked well).

Is yours running any better now?
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RE: Weber Carb conversion pics.....

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to work on it much at all. At this point, I'm going to change the fuel filter and get some fresh gas in it before I really start with it.

I had to extend the linkage too! Except, mine was more because it was shifting really hard (I guess there is a linkage that connects from the throttle to the trans kickdown).

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