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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Out of the box weber carb adjustments

I know nothing about carbs, but I know I have a worn out weber that needs a rebuild, so I want to get a new weber 38 from Quadratec. Will it be adjusted correctly out of the box? Or will I have to play with it some?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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I think I'd hold off on a Q-Trac "Weber". See if you can get ahold of Tom at Redline (800-733-2277 #7345) and he'll fix you up with exactly what you need and it'll be a genuine, made in Spain Weber. Not that knock-off junk.


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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Why do you say " knock off"? Are they not redline webers? What are they then?
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Fairly certain you will need to play with it some. FWIW, I have a weber 38 on my CJ and I don't like it at all. I have followed the adjustment/set up instructions to the letter, and it still runs rich, gets crappy mileage and has a really sensitive throttle response that sucks offroad.

I have a MC2100 in my garage waiting to be swapped in.
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Why do you say " knock off"? Are they not redline webers? What are they then?
Just a heads up...
A Weber from Spain that has "Weber" cast into the body is a Genuine Weber.

If the other guys carburetor has a RED "W" sticker and does not have Weber cast into the body, you probably have a carburetor that is a copied made in China.

My upset is they are calling it a real Weber and it is not, it is a Chinese copy.
Playing some licensing game. At your expense.

Buyer be aware.

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Have you noticed in all the ad pictures, they have the carb spun around so you can't see the sticker


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Fairly certain you will need to play with it some. FWIW, I have a weber 38 on my CJ and I don't like it at all. I have followed the adjustment/set up instructions to the letter, and it still runs rich, gets crappy mileage and has a really sensitive throttle response that sucks offroad.

I have a MC2100 in my garage waiting to be swapped in.
If you would like to try to tune this thing before you change it out call Tom at REDLINE 800-733-2277 ext 7345. Tell him about this forum and you bought one of REDLINE's weber conversions and see what he has to say.

There are many threads with some real tuning on this forum as well.

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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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Have you noticed in all the ad pictures, they have the carb spun around so you can't see the sticker


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Anything but the truth.

It is a Chinese copy made and copied in China.

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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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I think I'd hold off on a Q-Trac "Weber". See if you can get ahold of Tom at Redline (800-733-2277 #7345) and he'll fix you up with exactly what you need and it'll be a genuine, made in Spain Weber. Not that knock-off junk.Shawn
I second this advice. If you sweet talk Tom, he may even throw in the correct jets, emulsion tubes, and air correctors for your specific application.

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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice, I guess I'm going to try to rebuilt my current weber before I drop the coins for a new one.
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The 38DGMS etc. will run well out of the box and you can get them up and running in a few hours and wonder why you persevered for so many years with the old BBD. Genuine Weber is the only Weber to go for, so look at your old one and decide what you have. Genuine Webers are quality products, very rebuildable, very tunable and easy to work on.

However as said you can adjust the jet sizes etc to better suit your application, elevation etc.
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Alright!!! Positive feedback.
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