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Post by ptate on Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:33 pm

That's brilliant - thanks Frank...!! allthumbz

Just put it all back together and still hunts like mad - but opening the carburettor vent valve (while running) gets rid of much of the problem...?!?!

Looking at replacing the Solex with a Weber now - any idea of a direct replacement? The 34 ICH seems to be the chosen spec.... Will a Landrover/Ford unit work as a £200 kit is a tad expensive as a test.
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Post by boxerman on Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:13 pm

ptate wrote:That's brilliant - thanks Frank...!! allthumbz

Just put it all back together and still hunts like mad - but opening the carburettor vent valve (while running) gets rid of much of the problem...?!?!

Did you take the carb off, strip & clean it then put it to it's basic settings as per book? farting about twiddling this and tweaking that will never get it right, they're strange carbs and need to be set up correctly.

Looking at replacing the Solex with a Weber now - any idea of a direct replacement? The 34 ICH seems to be the chosen spec.... Will a Landrover/Ford unit work as a £200 kit is a tad expensive as a test.
According to Anthony at Fast Road Cars, 'The Weber 34 ICH is available in 3 different venturi sizes 25, 27 & 29. It is important the 27mm is used for 1647 & 1721. The 29mm type is cheaper as it is a Landrover 2.25 fitment & sold in large quantities. But this one should not be used.'
I can only guess that as it is his stock in trade, he knows what he's talking about.

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Post by ptate on Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Thanks very much Frank - all the help is really appreciated. up!

I was going to get a new unit as all the stuff I've read on these Solex carbs has been on the negative side; so rather than perpetually have problems, I'll get rid.

It's the Fast Road Cars kit I was going to buy, but just needed to know if the Ford/LR kit was the same. Used to replace all my old Ford Escort/Capri units with twin Weber ones, as they were great, reliable carbs.

Thanks for the info....
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Post by ptate on Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Let you know how it all pans out.........Fingers crossed....
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Post by boxerman on Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:00 pm

ptate wrote:
I was going to get a new unit as all the stuff I've read on these Solex carbs has been on the negative side; so rather than perpetually have problems, I'll get rid.
The reason why people have trouble with them is because very often they fiddle about with them without knowing what they are doing and cock the settings up.
I'm not saying that they are perfect, but once I'd set mine [and other people's] up to the book and made some minor adjustment it was absolutely fine.
But its your money to spend how you wish smile!
Be a bit of a b*gger to spend £200 on a new carb and then find out it was something else causing the problem though - wouldn't it? shrugg

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Post by ptate on Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:11 pm

hahaha........ hugegrins

Bit too late to worry about that Frank - Kit ordered.

The van has never really run well since we bought it and it failed a few times over the years - I've never touched the carb until the last episode, where the van decided it was never going to start again. Took some work just to fire it up...

All I can assume, is that the carb has been slipping/wearing/corroding/decaying for a prolonged period of time and is in need of a rebuild. I'm past all that and just want a good reliable set up, so the family aren't left stranded at the side of the road any more. For £125 for my own to be rebuilt, or £199 for a new Weber - I'll opt for the new stuff.

The rest of the van is great enough and we love it when it runs right, so a bit of work doesn't bother me at the moment.

Last resort is a match.......
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Post by boxerman on Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:27 pm

Hope it proves to be the cure.[the carb - not the match]
Let us know how it goes.

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Post by ptate on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:45 am

Carburettor kit arrived, so off to put it on.... Wish me luck....!!


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Post by boxerman on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:50 am

Hope the fitting goes smoothly and it cures your problems up!
Let us know how it goes.

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Post by ptate on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi Frank.

Carb went on very smoothly and sorted everything out - the engine idles and accelerates as it should now.

That kit has more than you need really as I didn't need to fit a new choke cable or any of the extra filters/pipework - The onboard venting system can still be retained too (says to extend, but isn't required). Just needed the carb, gasket and spacers.

Only other oddities are that the carb accelerator lever needs turning 180 degrees, connecting lever shortening (just turn the nuts back about 4mm) and a bolt putting in place of the ret/adv pipe fitting on the carb base - that fits on the side of the new carb now.

Fitting the new speedo cable tomorrow and then test drive. hugegrins hugegrins
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Post by boxerman on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:55 pm

Glad you got it fixed up!

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Post by ptate on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:12 pm

Not quite fixed..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! confused3

Ran perfect until it stopped a couple of days ago... Luckily, just around the corner from my parents..

Rolled it back to the house, on the drive and tried to get it to start - no joy unless fuel was manually tipped into the carb top.

Decided to ditch the crappy mechanical fuel pump and fit a brand new FACET Posi Flow.

Pump fitted over the last two days and it seems to have done the trick - Been running the van around all day and no signs of the previous "ills".

Looks like the van needed a completely new fuel system  so_sad

Never mind - Soon be tested well and we'll see what happens then...... up!
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Post by ptate on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:14 pm



This is facet unit.

Just made a blanking plate for the old pump and then installed the new pump on the inner wing.
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Post by boxerman on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Sayin' nowt Whistle1

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Post by ptate on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:59 pm

hahahaha........ hugegrins up!

Still needed that carb as it changed everything though....
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Post by boxerman on Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm

ptate wrote:
Still needed that carb as it changed everything though....
Not convinced Whistle1

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