HILLMAN CAR CLUB
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Tech Tips:
Replacing a Solex carby with a Weber
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC



From: Keith Johnson [keiths55(at)bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 25 October 2004 8:16 PM
To: minx [hillman@can-inc.com]
Subject: "Hillman " Ebay

Weber would suit Hillman
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7930467966&fromMakeTrack=true

If it doesn't attract attention would be a good buy to fit in place of a Solex.

Racing mirrors
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1256&item=7930276085&rd=1

Keith


Editor's note   here is the description of the carburettor :
WEBBER CARBIE AND INLET MANIFOLD FOR RENAULT 12
This is a Webber Twin Barrel downdraft carbie with inlet manifold.  To suit a Renault 12.  Is in Excellent condition, has no problems just bolt on and away you go!
Buyer won't be disappointed!


From: SkyRacerD14001(at)aol.com
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 8:16 PM
To: keiths55(at)bigpond.net.au
Subject: Webber carby

Hi Keith,

Will this unit fit straight onto my 1725 (Super Minx) engine?  What is the linkage set up like....much to modify?

thanks,

clyde

PS: The solex carby has always played up on this car.



From: Keith Johnson [keiths55(at)bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 26 October 2004 8:34 PM
To: minx [hillman@can-inc.com]
Subject: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

I never ever thought about carb linkages until after I had it installed.
Probably not the best way to avoid stress.
Really, carb linkages are easy to fabricate.

keith



From: Vic Hughes [v.hughes(at)student.canberra.edu.au]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 8:51 AM
To: Hillman list
Subject: Re: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

This message forwarded by the Hillman List.

Clyde,

Never mind the linkages, what about the manifold.  Unless you are running an alloy head with Solex 32 PAIA twin choke it will be hard to fit this carby to your car.

I'm not sure what Weber this is, but I run a similar looking Weber 32/36 (ex Cortina) on the Alpine.  It bolts straight on to the manifold and the linkages don't look too hard to sort although it was fitted before I got the car and the dyno man tells me I'm not quite getting full throttle at the moment.  The other issue is air filter, I have a Lynx gravel strainer/bird catcher with foam filter.  I can take some digital pics of the set up and send them if you like

Cheers, Vic



From: Graham Robinson 62 Husky [Leslie3008(at)bigpond.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 3:30 PM
To: Vic Hughes; Hillman list
Subject: Re: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

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Clyde,
Vic is right, the Cortina weber is the standard replacement for the crappy solex that was factory fitted.  Some solexes work fine others are real cows and become mantel piece items.
The air filter that fits the Gazelle with the weber is rectangular and filter insert are available.  From Ford outlets, I believe and from Kathy Hope's contact a few days ago.
Gr.



From: LINDEN M MALKI [importautosbdo(at)juno.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 12:31 PM
To: Leslie3008(at)bigpond.com
Cc: hillman@can-inc.com
Subject: Re: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

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There is a later European Ford carburetor that is used widely as a replacement for 2bbl Solex: the DGV series. They're a little hard to find new right now; my normal source tells me that Weber is on strike and no ETA on parts.  It comes as a DGV manual choke, DGAV water choke and DGEV electric choke.  There is a variation of it, the DFV, which has the throttle opening the other way.  This was commonly used on Pintos, Capris, etc., etc, here in the US in a Holley copy (the Holley 5200,known as a Holley-Weber).  Don't know which version is closer to the Rootes.  Air cleaners for either are usually available from Weber sources.  K&N makes them with washable elements.  I have one round chrome air cleaner for an oval-top Solex, can send more info if anybody is interested.
Linden



From: Terry Allen [hmag(at)ozemail.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 3:36 PM
To: hillman@can-inc.com
Subject: Re: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

This message forwarded by the Hillman List.

Hi again,
          Far & away the best Weber for 1725 Hillman's with Solex carbs is the Weber 28/36 DCD it is a manual choke & the primary throat size (28mm) suits the Hillman engines better because of gas flow.  The 32/36 DGC & variants works, but just not quite as well.  Fuel economy & power are better with the 28/36 DCD, the difference is noticeable, particularly fuel economy & responsiveness.
          The DCD model was an original equipment item on the Ford Cortina GT in the 1960s, so I don't know if it is available as a new model.  You might be lucky to find a good second hand one though.
          The original Gazelle air cleaner box will bolt straight on & am fairly certain, but just don't remember if the height is the same, but the bolt spacing to the carburettor is the same for the air cleaner only issue is the tappet cover bolts.  In our workshop we always used an aftermarket because of better intake performance than the tiny snorkel fitted to the original one.
          Hope this is of some use.

          Bye for now, Terry Allen



From: Terry Allen [hmag(at)ozemail.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 3:37 PM
To: hillman@can-inc.com
Subject: Re: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

This message forwarded by the Hillman List.

Hi again,
          One other comment on the Holley Copy of the Weber 32/26 DGV variants they are inferior in terms of product quality & performance.  Despite their popularity, they do not last as long or stay in tune as well as the Webers, which are pretty much a set & forget option.

          Bye for now, Terry Allen



From: Keith Johnson [keiths55(at)bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:42 PM
To: minx
Subject: Fw: "Hillman " Re: Webber carby

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 This little carb must be a close cousin of the 28/36. Cheap enough and finishing soon.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7930467966&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
If that doesn't find it search Renault

 Webers of the 2 litre Cortina range are almost available for the trouble of taking them away.
I do agree that the Weber DCD28/36 is about the best all round carb on a street Hillman

 Another little Ebay gem that I missed first tim through.  Old style semaphore indicators from lucas.  For those who need to have it totally original.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31252&item=2496796701&rd=1

 Keith



From: Nick [njwheeler(at)freeuk.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 4:02 AM
To: hillman@can-inc.com
Subject: "Hillman " Webber carby

This message forwarded by the Hillman List.

> > Webers of the 2 litre Cortina range are almost available for the trouble of taking them away.

Weber's 32/36DGAV; excellent carb for power/reliability/fuel economy on 1.6 to 2.0l(plus) engines.  I've just swapped my last spare for an aircleaner for my Cadillac engine.

Nick


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