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Weber Carb for Escort


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Hey guys,

I've decided the next thing my car needs is a better carb. It's a 1300 mkII escort currently with the stock carb. I'm planning on eventually dropping in a 1600 so don't want to get too carried away now, but could definitely do with a bit more power and a carb seems like a cheap and easy upgrade which could eventually bolt onto the new engine to begin with.

I've done a bit of research and it seems that a Weber 28/32 or a 32/36 is probably my best bet. Anyone got any advice on this? Do I need a new manifold, or could I get an adaptor milled up to bolt onto the existing one? If I do need a new manifold, is just any crossflow Weber downdraught setup suitable or do I need a certain type?

I was hoping to spend somewhere in the region of $200-$300, is this a realistic figure? If anyone has anything suitable for sale pm me please.

Any guidance or tips would be awesome.

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32 DGV is the correct 1300GT carb. Weberspecs charged $390+gst to recond. You can buy my one or buy old one an do your self. Make sure it has all linkages. Gasket sets are cheap. I found by buying a few carbs you get lots of different jets. It's real easy to set up,. I can rebuild it for you for a beer. Double accelerate pumps squirt both barrels all the time, single do one barrel to mid revs then both when flat out.

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Right, so I've got two_days_late's old Weber 32/36 carb and manifold on the way. It's from an Escort 1600 GT. Will it be simply a matter of bolting it up and giving it a tune? Or will I need to play around with the jets to get it to run nicely?

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So got the carb and manifold fitted up today. Runs alright, but a bit of a hesitation when I put my foot down, and not as much difference as I was expecting. Guessing some new jets are on the cards? I'll give the guy at weber specialties a ring tomorrow.

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A 1600 is more of a long term goal at this point. Definitely going to keep en eye out for one, but unlikely to have time/funds until at least the end of next year. I'm focussing on getting the car prepped for painting this summer while living with the rents as I don't have a garage/shed at my flat in Chch. Got the carb now as a bit more performance now would be nice, and I can always bolt it up to the 1600 when I get it.

Yeah, that would be great. I'll pm you when I'm up in Christchurch next.

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