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My understanding is that those are not true Webers, there are a number of threads just search for the company name. Personally I'd suggest Pierce Manifolds, and tell them your full setup and they will get you the correct jets.

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Esty, they are knock-offs.




Do NOT buy from webercarbsdirect.com if you want real weber parts.  Any real made-in-spain weber in North America is being distributed through Redline (which is where Korman, Ireland Eng, Metric Mech., Pierce, Canon etc. source their carbs).  Most of the time if you order a downdraft setup through a 2002-specialist (mentioned above) they will jet the carb as close as they can to your setup, they do cost a bit more up front, but your not paying for a bunch of extra hardware.


Interestingly they (WCD) have the legal right to call their carbs "webers" but are not affiliated in anyway to the Weber we know.  http://genuineweber.blogspot.com/





*Have had some interesting experiences with their Chinese manufacturer as well.  Kind of entertaining.

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I´m thinking about ordering one from Top End Performance, bought my 4-1 header there and very happy with response and so on from Steve. I´m going manual choke, though. The choke has been under my control for 20 years and in that case I´m reluctant to change..

Can´t remember the price, but it´s much cheaper than in sweden. And I´ve got a feeling they know how to jet it.

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1975 Taiga Euro 2002 3685483 - Weber 38/38 DGMS - Pertronix Ignitor - H&R Cup Kit - TEP headers and Simons 2" sport exhaust - 3.91 LSD.

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On an '02 that has the fittings in the intake and block I like to ditch the electric choke and run the water one. Much smoother operation and doesn't go cold if you stop for 5 min at the store or gas station. It can get annoying when the electric choke goes cold with the engine still warm; idle shoots high.....


Other than that, I like recommending buying a carb from a source like Ireland that'll jet it for your engine....

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Gotsta agree mwith Ace on this one, have bought three new Webbers for each of my 2002s, the first two were Redlines and solved every issue I was having with my old carb, the last was from Webbercarbsdirect and has caused many issues related to carb, ie floats so far out of adjust fuel was spilling into intake manifold with car off, electric choke so messed up I have disconnected and resigned to another winter of chokeless cruzin in the mountains, and of course it needs to be rejetted, Bull, it needs to be replaced. They had there chance, called the 800 number, Vinnie from Jersey answered said I had to call their tech line, hung up called the tech line, Vinnie answered again, need I say more? Esty, you got lucky, yes the carb works, no where near as good as it should.

I needed to take my own advice on this one, Buy it right or buy it twice

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I too purchased an 38/38 from webersdirect.com without knowing what I was getting, until I received it.

Except for the electric choke (I simply locked it open), the carb works perfectly and the components look good. I am using an A/F meter and the numbers are very good. Be sure the manifold heat is connected or you will get some stumble and the fuel mileage won't be as good.

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