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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Converting to a Weber

OK I'm done with Carter carbs (BBDs, YFAs and ABCs). I bought a professionally rebuilt YFA and paid over $300 and it lasted 2 months, ther accelerater pump was hard as a rock after 2 months. I rebuilt it myself and it lasted another 2 months. I've learned that rebuild kits bought from professional parts houses (not Advance Auto) are junk probably true with Advanced Auto rebuild kits also. The big name rebuilders produce junk, it took 5 carbs before I got a decent one (the company owner check this one out before sending) and it lasted 2 months.

So I'm going to a Weber. I hear about Chineese Webers, GREAT!!!!!!! In an attent to avoid another $300 hosing I red that buy your Spain built Webers from Redline, but no-where on their website do they have prices or a Purchase button. So how do I know I'm not getting a Chineese knockoff? Is CarbsUnlimited truely sell Spanish Webers?

Why doesn't someboby make a 2 barrel intake for the AMC 150.

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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Yes. I bought mine thru Carbs Unlimited. They are genuine.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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OK In an attent to avoid another $300 hosing I red that buy your Spain built Webers from Redline, but no-where on their website do they have prices or a Purchase button. So how do I know I'm not getting a Chineese knockoff? Is CarbsUnlimited truely sell Spanish Webers?
REDLINE, sells through distributers such as Carburetors Unlimited etc. They don't sell direct so there is no pricing on their web site.
Right now, the only way to tell the difference between the two is the Chinese do not have "Weber" cast into the body of the carburetor, so they put a RED sticker "W" on it to make it a Weber. "Real Weber's" do not use red stickers to tell you it is a European, made in Spain, traditional Weber.
It also seems everyone says they are an original Weber which makes things worse.
I use and HIGHLY recommend a K551-38 REDLINE conversion kit using a 38-DGES. You will never look back.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 02:13 AM   #5
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I use and HIGHLY recommend a K551-38 REDLINE conversion kit using a 38-DGES. You will never look back.
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Don't forget we are talking about a 150 cu in not a 258.

I haven't seen anyone try a 38 on a 150.
It would work but may need some messing around with.
Heck I had dual 45's on smaller engines.

How about adding Fool injection?
This 87 Cherokee AMC 150 manifold and a megasquirt controller would make life interesting.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/87-07-2-5-AM...488532&vxp=mtr
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The sidedraught twin Weber 45 DCOEs. Those take me back, had them on an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV, the mighty Alfa twin cam. The 1750 was more perky than the 2000 and the 45s were a MUST HAVE. Only the 48s were better but we never found any locally.

I have the genuine Weber made in Spain 38DGMS and was happy to swap out the increasingly cantankerous BBD, it was 30 years old and due a rest.

it works fine on Bagusjeep but I put one on Puthijeep as well and it has a much fresher engine which now goes like the clappers.
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Don't forget we are talking about a 150 cu in not a 258.

Redline doesn't even list a 38 Kit for the 150
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #8
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I've got a Weber 34 on a 258 intake I pick up in a trade. Anyone know anything about a 34?

Both of my 258s have Holley 470 Truck Avengers on them, I do like them.
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The 34 is a Solex knockoff branded with the Weber name. Its known to have poor quality issues.

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Unread 05-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #10
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Don't forget we are talking about a 150 cu in not a 258.

I haven't seen anyone try a 38 on a 150.
It would work but may need some messing around with.
Heck I had dual 45's on smaller engines.

How about adding Fool injection?
This 87 Cherokee AMC 150 manifold and a megasquirt controller would make life interesting.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/87-07-2-5-AM...488532&vxp=mtr
Hey John,
Yep... I read he had a 258, and he is asking about the AMC150 2 bl manifold. This is a little confusing, looking at his profile and info on his post.
If he has a Rochester 2SE on his AMC150 he can use a K490 including the 38-DGES. If he has the 151 with a Carter one barrel a K552-38 is also available from REDLINE.
I don't recommend a 38-DGES for the 4 cyl AMC150 engine, although have seen a few use this set-up.

The 258 6 cyl is what I use a 38-DGES on and I HIGHLEY recommend this combination.

Thanks for your clarification.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #11
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Hey John,
Yep... I read he had a 258, and he is asking about the AMC150 2 bl manifold. This is a little confusing, looking at his profile and info on his post.
If he has a Rochester 2SE on his AMC150 he can use a K490 including the 38-DGES. If he has the 151 with a Carter one barrel a K552-38 is also available from REDLINE.
I don't recommend a 38-DGES for the 4 cyl AMC150 engine, although have seen a few use this set-up.

The 258 6 cyl is what I use a 38-DGES on and I HIGHLEY recommend this combination.

Thanks for your clarification.
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Nope, I'm asking about a 1986 AMC 150 4 banger. I've got a really nice CJ7 from California, no rust, period, with the 4 banger. It is pure stock and I've bought a professionally rebuilt carb, and I've re-built that carb at least 2 more times since, in the past year. After 2 months the accelerator pump diaphram was hard as a rock. I really don't like the idea of adapting a 2 bbl carb to a 1 bbl intake, just seems wrong.

I've fixed 2 of my 258s by using a 4.0 head and the Holley 470 Truck Avenger, with cam and header.
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