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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Thinkin a Weber

I currently have the issues with my stock Carter. It's been re-built 3 times and it never worked that good. So, I'm thinking a Weber, but currently undecided between 32/36 & 38. I've read a lot about these two carbs and since I live in FL, where it's flat woods and I don't need a lot of power, I am thinking about going with the 32/36. I found a carb on Webercarbdirect.com for $258.95 with no shipping cost.

http://www.webercarbsdirect.com/product_p/wk551.htm

Does this sound like a good deal or is there something missing? Most of the other places I look the webers were $300+ (Quadratec, 4wd, etc.).

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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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do a search here on the forum for weber carbs direct and read up. lots of complaints. they sell carbs licenced by weber but not actually made by them. the one you want is from redline weber. you can find it on ebay at a good price.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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This is where I got mine. Runs great.

http://www.carburetion.com/Weber/Dat...20/%20CHEROKEE
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ thats the one you want.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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Make sure you run a compatible fuel pressure regulator w/ that webber. They take less FP than our stock pumps put out.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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I bought a pressure regulator and never installed it. Haven't had any problems for about 2 years now.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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Seems to vary a bit.

Maybe w/ altitude....got a buddy in Colorado that had fits w/ his until he put a regulator on.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #9
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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
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As a voice in the wilderness, have you considered fuel injection? You can put together a gm based throttle body injection system for about what it will cost you to buy the weber. For me, going to a weber was trading one set of issues for another. tuned, jetted, re-tuned and never got the thing set up well enough for my liking. It had lots of power across the range but couldn't get better than 13mpg. I finally pulled it off and put the fuel injection system on and haven't looked back. Now I have fuel delivery and ignition control no matter the altitude, no matter what incline I'm on, and consistently get better than 17 mpg around town. It starts cold, hot, or whenever and my gas smell is gone. Some folks just prefer a carb and if so then that's just fine. Just trying to suggest that isn't the only option.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #11
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I run the 32/36 on my stroker! They are very good carbs, but just like 99.9 percent of most aftermarket carbs, they are set up rich from the factory! It's better to err on the rich side than lean! Mine did require extensive tuning! But I do get 17-23 mpg out of it.
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As a voice in the wilderness, have you considered fuel injection? You can put together a gm based throttle body injection system for about what it will cost you to buy the weber. For me, going to a weber was trading one set of issues for another. tuned, jetted, re-tuned and never got the thing set up well enough for my liking. It had lots of power across the range but couldn't get better than 13mpg. I finally pulled it off and put the fuel injection system on and haven't looked back. Now I have fuel delivery and ignition control no matter the altitude, no matter what incline I'm on, and consistently get better than 17 mpg around town. It starts cold, hot, or whenever and my gas smell is gone. Some folks just prefer a carb and if so then that's just fine. Just trying to suggest that isn't the only option.
Can you expand on what you used and how?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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Look into a MC 2100/2150. I can honestly say I have no complaints about mine. Great simple effective carb.

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Look into a MC 2100/2150. I can honestly say I have no complaints about mine. Great simple effective carb.

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+1 for the MC 2100/2150.
Much easier to get dialed in than the Weber carbs
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If you are having continuing problems, have you ruled out other causes?

Timing chain slack under 6 degrees?
Proper idle manifold vacuum reading (21", more or less)?
Compression readings indicate healthy head and rings?


If any of these are off, you need to correct them before swapping parts.
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