The long story short is a buddy of mine has acquired a $500 rabbit
motor in the rabbit is a JH 8v with 288 TT cam with head work to match and we got a hold of some cheap solex 40mm carbs to replace the trashed CIS.
i know this is one of those your in over your head situations but when in the end neither of us lack mechanical knowledge just don't know anything when it comes to carbs. from searching (and mostly roaring the FAQ) I've came across lots of different information.
Many threads describe solex carbs to be a lot like webers but in other threads i see different information. so I'm going to break my questions into different categories.
the FAQ states that the Carter rotary pump is a good choice but in any builds and threads i find with solex carbs it seems people like to use aftermarket pumps with a regulator set around 10PSI. the carter pump is around 4psi. will the carter pump be a solid choice and the higher pressure in other systems are to over come the lack of volume?
as far as the factory pump goes just bypass it all, leave the intake pump operational, and run a relay to the new pump? (mostly because the factory wiring is pretty hacked on this car)
for a filter can just any type of inline universal filter be used? just cap the return
right now factory distributer is in place, with a MSD blaster coil. will this be enough or should after market ignition be installed? as far as the factory vacuum advance goes I've heard on duel draft setups you cant run vacuum advance.
yea, no clue. there is a local guy who is known for tuning air cooled's. so we will try to see how he can help us out. but id like to have the car ready to go before taking it to some one. but just for the sake of is what are some good links to read up on?
the carbs came off of a running 8v. they are compel with everything. so what are the chances that damage will happen if we do try and fire it and mess with it our selves?