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    1. 03-09-2015 04:32 PM #1
      Yesterday I finally mustered up the courage to dive into the carburetor rebuild for my '77 911 that I've been procrastinating on. Like many, I'm not sure where my fear of tinkering on carburetors comes from. Theoretically they are amazingly simple devices, but via the wonders of physics perform what in my mind still seems like black magic. So many screws... So many adjustments... So many little brass pieces to lose or break or put in backwards...

      Anyway, it wasn't as bad as I thought.

      Whether by chance or on purpose, Weber cleverly designed all the fiddly bits to have a sort of logic about them. The way the jets are shaped or how a screw is sized gives each item a feeling of "It goes here because it doesn't fit anywhere else". I had taken many reference pictures before hand, but found myself only having to reference them once, and only for the complicated reassembly of the spring tensioned accelerator pump. I also kept the second carb fully assembled while working on the first in case I needed it as live reference. I've only completed the first one so far, but I'm really pleased with the results. It's too early to pat myself on the back, as they still need to go back in the car and be adjusted, but so far so good...













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      03-09-2015 04:36 PM #2
      They look much better

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      03-09-2015 04:36 PM #3
      Good luck! Not something I've tackled either. I hope it goes well. I guess you'll find out once you get it back together and see if it runs.

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      03-09-2015 04:44 PM #4
      Cool! I love tinkering around with carburetors.
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      03-09-2015 04:46 PM #5
      Where is the like on this thing??!

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      03-09-2015 04:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      Good luck! Not something I've tackled either. I hope it goes well. I guess you'll find out once you get it back together and see if it runs.
      This, last time I thinkered with one, the car would not pass 3,500 rpm, did the rebuild multiple times but the end result was the same.
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      03-09-2015 04:50 PM #7
      Always fun to do some methodical tinkering.
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      03-09-2015 04:57 PM #8
      That looks like something that would be very satisfying to complete. And now I'm also craving some Elton John tunes.
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      03-09-2015 05:41 PM #10
      awesome
      and great pics too

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      03-09-2015 05:45 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      That looks like something that would be very satisfying to complete. And now I'm also craving some Elton John tunes.
      x2 on both counts
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      03-09-2015 06:28 PM #12
      if this car has the thermal reactors still on it, take them off and save them for originality, but if you leave them on, the car WILL end up buring to the ground. (I'm assuming they're already gone due to age).

      also, the 2.7 motor has case issues with the studs pulling free, requiring the case be sleeved or replaced. Again, with age I'm assuming this may already be done.

      the 2.7 motor when sorted out with a good set of cams (like SCs) and properly tuned carbs is a SCREAMER!



      good luck, and check ou the forums at Pelican Parts.
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    13. 03-10-2015 10:39 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      if this car has the thermal reactors still on it, take them off and save them for originality, but if you leave them on, the car WILL end up buring to the ground. (I'm assuming they're already gone due to age).

      also, the 2.7 motor has case issues with the studs pulling free, requiring the case be sleeved or replaced. Again, with age I'm assuming this may already be done.

      the 2.7 motor when sorted out with a good set of cams (like SCs) and properly tuned carbs is a SCREAMER!



      good luck, and check ou the forums at Pelican Parts.


      Thanks, Larry. Fortunately the thermal reactors were removed many years ago. I browse Pelican every now and then as a resource but strangely prefer the conversation here at TCL.
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      03-10-2015 03:03 PM #14
      Nice work. Satisfying doing jobs like this.

    15. 03-10-2015 03:11 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Nice work. Satisfying doing jobs like this.
      Thanks! Your thread is always an inspiration to take stuff like this on!
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      03-10-2015 03:14 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Thanks! Your thread is always an inspiration to take stuff like this on!
      HAH, yeah well I guess thats a good thing!

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      03-10-2015 03:16 PM #17


      The tools and fasteners stacked on that painted bumper make me cringe. I bought one of these to keep "helpers" from piling stuff on mine.



      The bumper is not a shelf!

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      03-10-2015 03:18 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Thanks, Larry. Fortunately the thermal reactors were removed many years ago. I browse Pelican every now and then as a resource but strangely prefer the conversation here at TCL.
      me too.

      I am in the middle of rebuilding my Zenith 40TINs for my 914-6....getting them sync'd is going to be a PITA.

      but there is LOTS of good info out there.
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      03-10-2015 04:03 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post



      The bumper is not a shelf!
      Where do I get these parts?

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      03-10-2015 04:09 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Where do I get these parts?
      http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...2539%2529%2520

      It isn't a perfect solution. I only use it if the car is clean and I'm not too crazy about the way it clips to the fenders. If I'm working on it alone I don't bother with it but if anyone else is around I put it on to prevent them from storing tools on the bumper since it seems too convenient to ignore.

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      03-10-2015 05:16 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...2539%2529%2520

      It isn't a perfect solution. I only use it if the car is clean and I'm not too crazy about the way it clips to the fenders. If I'm working on it alone I don't bother with it but if anyone else is around I put it on to prevent them from storing tools on the bumper since it seems too convenient to ignore.
      If the car is clean a bit of painters tape under those fender clips might ease your mind.

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      03-10-2015 05:36 PM #22
      Nice work!

      (I read this thread with Biz Markie and the Beastie Boys version of Benny and the Jets running through my head. If you are unfamiliar with it, it's highly amusing!)
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      03-10-2015 06:20 PM #23
      Congrat, OP. I consider myself a patient mechanic but I can't imagine all those little bits going back together the right way in my hands.

      Love those velocity stacks too.

    24. 03-11-2015 12:19 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      but I can't imagine all those little bits going back together the right way in my hands.
      one trick that helped a lot was doing one side of the carb at a time (jet and mixture screws on one side vs accel pump and float needle on the other side). my strategy was to keep the amount of bits unscrewed from the carb at any given time to a minimum.
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    25. 03-11-2015 01:20 PM #25
      Looks good

      I have no fear of carbs, however I'm afraid of fooling with fuel injection

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