Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:23 pm Post subject: HELP!
Hey guys! First and foremost, I am not a "VW" guy, I would love to own one, but dont have the funds. As for now I am doing the Jeep thing..Sorry guys. I purchased a carburetor from a local swap meet, but dont know what the heck it is. I thought it might work for my Jeep (sorry) but now I am unsure. It says Solex brosol on the top of the float bowl, and says h 30 pic and has a "b" on the lower left of the float. I have been reasearching it and have found various ones on ebay, and other web sites, but they do not resemble the one I purchased. It has an electric something on the side, that appears to plug into something. It has a lower and upper butterfly valves, and both are operated via linkage. Sorry if this is common knowledge, but hey I dont know. This carb (pics dont do justice) appears to be fairly new, or at least in really good shape. It only has a little bit of oil on the bottom adaptor, which has a top flange that is set up for the carb, and the bottom flange is a circle with four matching holes that appear to let you mount the carb in whatever position you like....Does anyone know what this carb is intended for and if it might work on my Jeep motor. The Jeep motor is an L head 134 cu flathead motor original from 1951. Sorry I do not have any more info, just the bad pics. Can anyone help me? I have reasearched this for a while, but am unable to come up with anything. Thanks
b.t.w. this does bolt up to the Jeeps mainifold, and appears to be the same bore size. I have it bolted to it now, but do not have a working starter to see if it will indeed run with my motor. If any interest in this unit, I will sell to find the correct unit.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:14 am Post subject:
From the picture, it looks like the carb is mounted sideways, or the picture is sideways. This carb will only work if it's mounted vertically, with the air intake facing up. _________________ Devin Brown
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:55 pm Post subject:
My guess is that it is probably for a Renault or some other european car. Solex made carbs for car companys other than VW. Give it a try on your Jeep, it can't hurt. At least with a Solex all the jets are replaceable, so you should be able to tune it to run OK. _________________ <div>I am a VW enthusiast who drives a Dodge.</div><br />
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:51 pm Post subject:
The electric thing is an idle-fuel cut off to stop it from dieseling when the engine is shut off. The upper butterfly is a choke and on that model is operated by a cable. The carb you have pictured appears to be similar to the 28pic, 28pict and 30pict carburators that were used on type 1 VW's durring the 60's. The 30 refers to the throttle bore in mm on solex carborators. VW's 30mm carb was running on an 89cid engine and doesn't perform above 4500rpm. If your carb has the same sized venturi, and your engine has similar cam profile and airflow dynamics, the carb you have should be able to run your 134cid engine up to around 3000rpm. The fact that it's a flat head motor means that it probably has worse airflow and cam profile, so the small carburator may be enough for your engine. The thing about carburators is that almost anything will work, it's just a matter of how well it will work. _________________ <span class="Apple-style-span"><div><IMG SRC="http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album42/rabbitsig.jpg"></div></span>
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