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Just like Engine Tuning, carburettor re-conditioning was a daily occurrence. There was always a carburettor or two getting rebuild in between tune-ups. I have seen my fair share of the weird and marvelous carby's spanning a period of over 30 years from the 50's up to the late 80's and occasionally even earlier vintage and I have only touched the surface of the many makes and models that are out there. Every carby has good and bad points and some of them made you wonder what the designers were on when they invented them. This section hopefully will slowly grow over the years to be a useful source for carburettor information. My goal is to put up as many schematics of as many carby's as I can get a hold of and if I can, add some helpful advice to the schematics. I don't do many carby repairs these days but if I do and have time to film or take photos, then I will. To find information about your carby, simply choose the brand name from the menu and if available the carby will have a link button taking you to the schematics. The schematics should be very similar to the ones supplied in most premium quality carby kits, like Fuel Miser. I will add more schematics as I come across them. If anyone has some from a recent carb job I would much appreciate it if you could do a high quality scan of it and e-mail them to me for inclusion to this site.  

I must say at this point that many carbs that were brought to me for reconditioning were subsequently found to be in good condition. Mis-diagnosis of the carby is fairly common, especially for week-end mechanics. Carburettors are blamed for many problems that can be caused by something else. The most common is a faulty coil HT lead or ignition condenser. These can give the impression that the carby is starving for fuel when in fact the fuel is being delivered but not burnt, but by far the most common fault is a vacuum leak some where downstream of the carby and this fault also rates highly on Fuel Injection models as a high occurring fault. Consequently money is wasted on the carby un-necessarily.

The menu on the left includes the most well known carburettor brands. The More... button will have the remainder that are not listed. Also several of the carby manufacturers changes names over the years, but I will place them into the manufacturers name that they are more commonly known as, eg. (Zenith-Stromberg/Bendix Stromberg) will be listed under Stromberg. Another point to make is that I only refer to Australian vehicle fitment when referring to vehicle makes that some of the carbs were fitted to. Another point that should be kept in mind is that any comments or repairs to a particular carb I make, are from over 25 years ago. Obviously I had an abundant supply of spares and aftermarket parts then, but these days parts will be hard to source for many carbs and effecting a repair might prove futile due to parts shortages. Basic carb kits are still available for many models and I choose to only use Fuel Miser carburettor kits because of superior quality but you can't be too fussy these days, you gotta get what you can get.


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