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packdog 07-13-2013 10:54 PM

Weber vacuum advance question
I'm trying to straighten out a majorly molested 88YJ. My current issue started when I was trying to get it timed properly. I'm not getting any vacuum advance on the distributor. I verified that the advance does move when vacuum is applied but it doesn't move when attached to the carb port.

It has a Weber 32/36 installed by the PO. My gauge reads 0 vacuum on the advance port on the carb (I figured out which port is the proper one by reading posts here). It stays at 0 at all rpms. Before I pull the carb off and check for blockage I wanted to ask what it should be reading.

Also I think I read somewhere on this forum that if the throttle plate is not adjusted properly and the "S" port is not covered by the throttle plates it can affect the vacuum ports (both the ported and the "EGR" port. Can anyone confirm this? I haven't been able to find it with any of my searches.

superj 07-13-2013 11:24 PM

Yes, if set wrong, the ports will be uncovered if the idle set screw is too far out. The 32/36 is a great carb

packdog 07-14-2013 02:53 PM

Thank you
Thanks for your reply.

So the way I understand it, I need to pull the carb off and adjust the idle speed screw until it covers the S port, then install the carb, start the Jeep and set the idle speed using the mixture screw.

I ran across Fernando's "can't set best lean idle" thread this morning and it sounds like I don't need to adhere to the Redline setup guide settings as long as I keep that S port covered (don't touch the idle speed once I put the carb back on). I learned a lot from that thread - thanks Fernando!

Since I haven't pulled the carb yet to look, is it only the secondary that has the S port?

superj 07-14-2013 03:34 PM

I don't remember, its been a long time since I ran a 32/36 but I set mine with idle set screw only 1.5 turns or something from bottom, I think. Set it with a vacuum gauge and it should be perfect though

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