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Old 11-11-2018, 04:38 PM
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Weber Carb rebuild

We moved last year and my car had to sit outside for about 7 months while the house was getting built. It didn't help my car any being outside!

I went by and started the car about every week and checked her out (inspected for vermin and leaks and charged battery, etc.) but I missed a couple of weeks and she wouldn't crank over when I finally got to her. I was beginning to think I got some bad gas but I noticed the carb had a slight drip of gas around the choke. SO rather than catch my car on fire, I let it set for a few months and would sort it out when I got her into my new garage.

Well we are her now here and I'm getting ready to take off the carb's (originally they were Zenith's but PO put the Weber's on). I was contemplating on cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleaner but I also thought about Berryman cleaner in a pail or Gunk's. What have you all used? Will it mess up the finish? How far do I tear down the carb's as I've never done this before?

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Old 11-11-2018, 10:24 PM
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For cleaning I'd start with a can of carb cleaner and see what comes off - I wouldn't go straight for the strongest solutions just yet - they often come clean quite quickly.

For rebuilding - the first step is to identify the exact type - then if you want to build up some bravery have a look on youtube for rebuilding that type - there are loads of videos showing "how to"
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