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Unread 02-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Weber 551-34

I am considering purchasing what is supposedly a lightly used weber 551-34 for my 74 258? Is this a good move? How does it compare to the 32/36 I hear so much about? I cannot find it on webers sight.? Is 175 a good deal? In good shape and includes all linkage and adapters.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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The 34 is a Weber knockoff, made by Solex. The quality is generally considered to be inferior to a true "Made in Spain" Weber. I wouldn't pay $175 for one.

Get in touch with Tom, at Redline, and buy the real McCoy.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Thanks buddy I appreciate it! Which do u recommend?
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Unread 02-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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The Weber 38 is by far my favorite carb for a 258.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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I have the 34/34 on my 73. It replaced the 1bbl carter and it works fantastic. I believe i bought it new for $225. I'd offer them $75 for the used one,
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #6
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X2 on the Weber 38 but go ahead and buy a jet pack kit and F7 venturis from Redline Weber. Youll thank me later. Also changing to the alum. 2 barrel intake from a newer model 258 will make worlds of difference. Cheers. Evan
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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I hate my Weber. I have it on my 4 banger and I have the 32/36 model. Stalls on climbs. I am told the fix is to turn the carb 180 degrees so it stalls on the down grade or replace it. It is not a good off road carb. If you don't wheel then overlook my post...
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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I hate my Weber. I have it on my 4 banger and I have the 32/36 model. Stalls on climbs. I am told the fix is to turn the carb 180 degrees so it stalls on the down grade or replace it. It is not a good off road carb. If you don't wheel then overlook my post...
You've been told wrong.

And your problems are more likely with how the carb is setup, than with the brand name.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #9
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webers like to run a fuel pressure of 2.5. You might need a fuel pressure regulater.
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