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Author: Subject: Looking for an old-fashioned garage who is good with Weber carbs, in Suffolk/North Essex
David Jenkins

posted on 2/7/18 at 07:20 AM Reply With Quote
Looking for an old-fashioned garage who is good with Weber carbs, in Suffolk/North Essex

I've been fickle once more... the Weber DGV carb is back on again!

It was properly tuned last year, and pulls like a train. However, the idle setup is wrong. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the idle mixture/idle speed adjustments to work properly, and this is leading to a split-second hesitation when I put my foot down. I don't think the acceleration pump is working properly because the idle settings are wrong, and the engine sometimes runs on when the ignition is turned off. The idle jets may be wrong, but I don't have the skill to know for certain.

So now I'm looking for an old-fashioned garage with an old-fashioned mechanic who knows how to set up the idle adjustments on a Weber 32/36 DGV carb. A rolling road won't be necessary as that bit has been done - it's just the basic idle that's wrong. Unfortunately the only places I've found on Google do engine re-mapping rather than carb adjustment.

Can anyone suggest a good place to go in Suffolk or North Essex that can sort me out? Maybe even East Cambridgeshire?

[Edited on 2/7/18 by David Jenkins]





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INDY BIRD

posted on 2/7/18 at 08:13 AM Reply With Quote
try mike Jennings in sible headingham, old school carb man
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David Jenkins

posted on 2/7/18 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by INDY BIRD
try mike Jennings in sible headingham, old school carb man


Good call - just spoken to him, and it sounds like he's the man I need. Highly amused when I told him the problems, which basically have been caused by the last rolling road session concentrating on outright track performance rather than producing something that's nice to drive on the road (which is what I already suspected). He reckons up to 50% of his work is sorting out the same issue!

He's also just 30 miles from me, on nice Locost-friendly roads, which is also a bonus.

I've got a few things on my plate for the next four or five weeks, but I'll book him when I'm a free agent again.

Many thanks.

[Edited on 2/7/18 by David Jenkins]





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nick205

posted on 2/7/18 at 10:09 AM Reply With Quote
I had my DGV carb setup by a local carb specialist and it made a big difference to tick over and low end drive-ability - well worth the time and money!
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Charlie_Zetec

posted on 2/7/18 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
Another vote for Mick Jennings (he's done work for me previously on old Novas/Astras running carbs), or as a second place there used to be a garage called Mowatts just off the Southend arterial road near Basildon.





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Bigboystoys

posted on 2/7/18 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote
At speed racing for me, they are based at rayleigh in Essex.took my Dax there a few weeks ago and they did a great job tuning my Edelbrock
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