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How to set float level on a 32 32 didta 1976?

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The measurements are different, depending on whether you have plastic or brass floats.

 

Here is the post where I shared that photo.

Here's one where c.d. shares some words of wisdom (various carbs)

 

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Hey, Tom,

 

Just to be clear, the 32/32 DIDTA is the Solex two-barrel downdraft, standard on U.S.-spec cars from mid-1972 on. I’m not seeing anything here about the Solex carb or am I somehow missing a post?

 

Thanks and best regards,

 

Steve

 

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7 minutes ago, gebbiepress@pipeline.com said:

I have a plastic float. Thanks for the pic ;>)

 

I believe all the Solex DIDTA’s have black plastic floats.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Here is the instruction sheet for the Solex DIDTA.  Might be a bit faded (43 years will do that), but the float level for '74-'76 BMW is 23/32" (18mm) from the bowl cover surface to the upper edge of the bead on the float. (see fig. 1).

Solex DIDTA Instruction Sheet.pdf

 

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1 hour ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

.... brain-fart on my part.

 

Been there, done it! Frequently... 😉

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Awww, I can't resist, sorry:

 

To find the proper float level for the stock 2bbl Solex,

you need a boat, a digital caliper,

and a large body of water. 

Take the carb with you in the boat to the middle of the

large body of water.

Drop it in.  Then measure the height that the carb floats above the surface

of the water, and that's its float level.

 

If it sinks, it was crap, and you should just go get a weber 32/36 or

other decent carburetor of your choice.

 

t

witch!

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You mean I have to buy a boat now? This car hobby thing just keeps on getting more expensive at every turn. So to speak ;>)

 

THANKS! I mean, how can I complain about getting the precise obscure bit of info that I was seeking ;>)

TNX!

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