You have 'far' more patience or time than I do, that's for sure. No way would I spend big bucks on a clone that no one can tune properly or want to play with the jets on an 'experiment', that if it fails, you burn out your engine....
The jury is still out on your setup, too lean 'will' burn out pistons, usually sooner than later.
I have seen many cries for tuning help both here and on Usenet for Solex carbs and have never seen anyone step up except you here.
That is just my opinion, what can I say.
Not that I have FAR TO MUCH PATIENCE.... I purchased Quality Products/Typic Add Ons for a newly rebuilt engine. 1st Engine Shipment was too old a block/current head pulled and exchanged, 2nd engine same company the push rods were too long and caused failures they had a 7yr/70k warranty. 3rd Engine different vendor worked out fine. I was stuck with a NEW WEBER 34 that did not work to my expectations. Make it work, pawn it off on the less knowledgable, or try to return something I had for a year. Weber gave me all the help they could, still limited knowledge, and all the jets and parts were sent to me no charge.
These carbs are made in the UK and Weber is a much larger veder in UK then they are here. Webers here are sold by importers so getting help here is limited imo. The best artilces I found were Europe guys that had 25 yrs working with carbs. I am not making this stuff up I am web info and factory info. I kept in contact with Weber North America in an exchange of knowledge both ways.
Mike your a carb guy, put your hands on one of these and play with it. No one should be afraid to change jets or read spark plugs. It is kinda a necssary is setting up any carb/intake combo. No??
I have a 1981 BBD and a BBD with feedback, if I thougth the Weber 34 would not and does not work well the stock carb would be back installed. It was given to me here on JF for getting his CJ going well.
During my build a major KEVLAR clutch changed design and rivets rubed could have flew apart engine 2-3, Meling mixed up the short/long version of the oil picks up in their packaging, Meling & Cloyes supplier did not mill the face of the time gear set so time cover would rock and not fit, a water pump flange was pushed on so far the pully hit the pump body, and a few other small parts that came in wrong. I called the factory directly and corrected all these, thats a lot of work for 1 CJ Build. This is why I learned a bit more about the CJ's than I wanted to. ALL done prior to me fiind JF.
AS for others trying the Weber 34 or 32/36 with a new purchase if you tune, read your plugs, or need to change jets they work fine. These steps and plug reading are true for any carb/intake/ignition changes. The steps can help you quickly find out and if not you can return the carb because it did not work. Visa & Mastercard will back you in the return too.
If we recommned the rebuild a BBD on a daily bassis as a fix.... should not be that terrifying to have them change a set of external screw jets and a pair under the float.
There are also lots of JF members that have the Weber 34 already this could help. With posts like yous would they even try??? That is the real waste of $300. Just a thought.
Thanks Mike I do value your opinion,
No wander Fred didn't say anything smart back to me after I told him he probably tunes his carb after every 10 miles.
It's probably true.
I have not seen you here on JF in the past year, only recently. I have seen you piss on a few threads recently, 3-4 in the past few days, mine and others. YOUR LOCATION IS "THE INSTIGATOR" AND THAT SAYS SOMETHING HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF, YOU DID CHOOSE IT.