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Old 11-12-2020, 09:05 PM   #51
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It’s all good. This will get me going and ultimately I’ll be running DCOE 45s.
DCOEs as an end goal makes more sense. I haven't had my B18 with a weber for long but I can tell there isn't much headroom to work with. Then again the Jeep guys make it work on 4.0L engines. I have been tempted by a 38/38 to replace my 32/36 when I eventually toss in a new cam and bump compression up to B18B spec. Although at that point rebuilding my thrashed SUs with new throttle shaft bushings can be done for a similar price.

It is the first carbureted car I actually own and I am in love with the sound of a carburetor on a redblock with a decent exhaust. So I am with you there.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:19 PM   #52
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That sounds better!
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:28 PM   #53
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When I purchased the carburetor I was told it was a 32/36 however, after further investigation, the carb is clearly stamped 38DGAS. Barrels are synchronized and good for 140 to 150 hp. I feel much better about this until I swap to DCOEs.

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Old 11-18-2020, 07:10 PM   #54
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YES! Awesome, I feel better about it, too.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:47 PM   #55
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:01 PM   #56
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Man, thats incredible. It looks so good polished up!
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:27 PM   #57
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Wow, that looks great!
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:49 PM   #58
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Looking very good!

For the steering wheel, maybe try Car-Bone (https://car-bone.pl/upholstery/) I've never used them but have seen their work on several group buys of steering wheel work for air-cooled Porsches. They're in Poland but the shipping costs seem to be worth the savings in labor.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:21 PM   #59
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Thanks fellas. Hoping to tidy up a few more things today, realized I need a few small things before I can try and start it, so spending time in areas I wasn’t planning on just yet.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:17 PM   #60
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Nice engine bay transformation- looks awesome!
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:23 AM   #61
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Nice engine bay transformation- looks awesome!
Thank you very much. This one has been fun, slow and steady.





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Old 11-25-2020, 02:41 PM   #62
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Damn! That looks so good!
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