Follow along as I build a high performance 914 engine
Rebuilding Weber Carbs
My fuel delivery will be provided by dual Weber 44 IDF carburetors - they came with the car when I purchased it 15 years ago, but have never been a good fit for the engine. However, I anticipate that they'll be a great fit for it now!
Many moons ago, before having a wife, a family, or even a real job, I remember taking these carbs apart and cleaning them on the kitchen table of my small apartment. Now it's time to actually rebuild them, replace the float needles, gaskets, o-rings and so-on.
Here's a shot of all the parts after a laborious cleaning with a nice set of little bottle brushes and a toothbrush.
For no other reason than "I could", I polished the insides of the main venturies. Will it actually help air flow into the engine? Only time will tell if every little bit helps!
One thing I did, was verify that the main jets were seating properly in the carbs. After my first inspection, only 2 of the 4 were correct. So, I "machined" them with my drill until they met my satisfaction.
Now that the carbs are rebuilt, it's time to work on the throttle linkage.
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