This rare little gem is quite the find, and I have hoarded it for a long time. But alas... I promised myself I'd thin things out a bit.
I bought this kit (and saved it) for two reasons. Firstly, because it was so rare, I wanted the instructions, and because it would fix the Swallowtail Carb problems. However, Having the Carb Certificate (!!!) AND the CARB badge in perfect shape made a plan to stamp this on a Weber Carb (like a dual 40) setup and use that to pass Smog with a souped up Swallowtail did cross my mind.
This is a CA SMOG LEGAL carb replacement for the early Zenith 2B2 carbs. If you know the early German carbed cars, then you know that they were nightmares. With all the vaccuum lines, they SUCKED to work on, and never ran properly... even when new. Weber came out with 2 kits early on. This one, which is the smog legal 32/34 (2 barrel) which eliminated most of the crappy vaccuum lines, and the 32/36 "Perfomance" carb. These are much different. The 32/36 (which is a great setup, btw... I have run them in the past, and they are great) will make your car run well, but is NOT SMOG LEGAL. This one will make your car run a heck of a lot better than the Zenith, and you'll still pass smog!
The pictures speak for themselves. This will come with the (worn) original box, as well as the multi-page intruction booklet (I only took pictures of the first page). All the stuff you see (Wiring, Hoseclamps, Hoses, and all brackets) are also included. This is (as far as I can tell) a complete kit.
As for fairness in pricing, I had a hard time on that one. The only place I could find them was here:
http://www.carburetion.com/weber/vwpage.asp and they don't even list a price, because I don't think they have any more. So I figured pricing this less than the cheapest kit on there was fair. 290.00 Shipped in the lower 48 seems legit, considering the CARB stamp alone is worth that for a VW keyed Carb badge.
If you have questions, Message me.
Last edited by dbreid; 06-10-2012 at 10:06 PM. Reason: Sold
Thank you. I always figured that the way to roll in CA would be to install a nice, clean Weber Dual set of 40's, and strap this CARB sticker on to it and have it pass visual that way.
Or, just stick this on an early manifold, and swap out the manifolds to pass smog, and then put them back.
With the instruction manual and the badge and the certificate, you could almost surely pass legitimately.