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Midget - New Carb?

Midget Larry

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Boys, I have a 1974 Midget, with the 1275 engine. It has an old Weber carb that has been a real headache, and I am thinking maybe I should just start fresh with a new carb. (1) What's the expert suggestion(s) for a new carb on this engine, (2) where's the best place to get it, (3) how hard is it to replace, and (4) what special considerations are in order for the fact that my garage is at 6,200 ft. elevation, and I drive every day to about 5,300 ft.
 

tony barnhill

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Nothing wrong with the original carbs when set up properly!
 

Dr_EluSivE

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Su's

Personally i would rebuild the weber and go. i rebuilt my su's multiple times and my car never ran as good as it does now with the weber. Best MG investment yet!

Dr.

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Baxter

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Gee, I've never known a Weber to give problems. Once they're set up, they just go, and go and go.

What kind of Weber? What kind of problems?

Most carb problems are in the ignition.
 

Tom Bedenbaugh

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There's not a lot that could wear out on a Weber. If the throttle shafts are tight you should be able to just rebuild it. What kind of problems are you having?
 

William

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The only suggestion I'd make is to check if the Weber fitted to your car is actually one that would normally be offered in one of the Weber conversion kits from Moss, VB, or wherever. If it's okay, rebuilding it is a nice winter project. Much as I like SUs, I see no need to replace the Weber if it's correct and maybe needs new jets and whatnot.
-William
 
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Midget Larry

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Well, there seems to be unanimous sentiment for rebuilding the old Weber. The problems I have encountered are "drop out" of the idle (no idle), progressively racing idle (as the car warms up, going from 800 to 1500) and excess fuel (constant smell of fuel coming from the carb), but I guess these problems may be solved with float/jet and rebuild treatment. Thanks for all the input, you Wever conservationists.
 
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