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    Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    Hi all, new here and first post!

    We have just acquired a '79 B from a yard sale and need to get it emissions tested. The previous owner had a replacement carb. fitted recently. A Weber 32/36 DGV 5A.

    Problem is that it doesn't start easily and I think the reason is the choke linkage isn't closing the 'choke plates' properly. A squirt of damp start usually does the trick so it's not the electrics. (He also had a pointless distributer fitted).

    There is a choke rod hanging down the side of the carb body. I think it's supposed to link to the choke lever but I don't know how and the Weber docs on-line don't show anything useful. I would post a photo but its very difficult to get to. The parts I'm refering to are numbers 5 (choke plate), 7 (connecting rod) and 42 (lever) on the Weber parts diagram.

    Can anyone out there tell me how the two are supposed to be linked together?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    IIRC, the linkage you mention must be connected as the carb body's two main parts are assembled! Sounds as if the DPO was in a rush...

    My memory of the DGV's is spotty. Been a couple years since I had one on a bench, so others may be along to "correct" me soon. [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif[/img]

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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    Thanks for the speedy reply.

    So it looks like a part is missing. There is a U-shaped piece of brass on the inside of the lever which I can lie the choke rod in. Then it looks like it's working as it should but of course, the rod can easily flop right out again! Just spoke with the old owner and he said he bought the carb. locally and fitted it himself. He didn't remember if the rod was fitted correctly then or not.

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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    There's a clip or somesuch device to retain the rod in the lever, sounds as if that's gone missing.
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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    yes, there's a tiny circlip that holds the choke plate linkage together, as it runs up through a slot on the outside of the air passage. It should be obvious where it goes, now that you've found the spot where it can come apart. Get yourself a mixed bag of circlips at your local hardware & car parts store...

    (I've just rebuilt mine, which is the only reason I remember this)

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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    I have a DGV sitting on my workbench right now. When I get home I'll take a good photo of the choke linkage for you...it'll be worth 1000 words [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    "So it is written." Ain't this innernet thingie a kick?!?! [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    OK, lets see if this works:


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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    Since that worked, here are two more from different angles...




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    Re: Weber Carb 32/36 DGV - Choke Linkage?

    Let me know if you need something else...

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