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Weber 32/36 on a first gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by austin86, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Weber carbs available from Carbs Unlimited near Seattle:

    https://www.carburetion.com/Weber/weberpartscarb.asp

    As you can read on their site, there seem to be fake Weber carbs out there to beware of.
    I picked up my Weber used, cheap, locally, by keeping an eye out for "carburetor" in the online ads.
    But it's not on an Escort, rather a B2000.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Back at it with a carb. would a weber 38/38 be able to handle 200-250hp?
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    1982 EXPert FEOA Member

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    I don't believe there is a Weber 38/38 for our carb manifolds, or are you talking about the downdraft/sidedraft duals?

    A lone 38/38 would in theory be better than stock 32/32 (or 32/34) power-wise but that's still not as awesome as duals or bike carbs. But a pair of 38/38s would be impressive if you have a race engine, my math says the biggest you could go is 37-39mm per cylinder unless you're making serious boost.

    The duals (and bike carbs) have been known to reach the 150-180hp range well, but getting past that N/A is hard, you can turbocharge/supercharge carbs though. Turbocharging a 2-barrel carb gets 150-180hp with low boost and few mods besides a LOT of jetting haha. Turbocharging the duals or bike carbs would get you to/past the 200hp mark with ease, but the methods for it are beyond my expertise....
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I like that link, describes exactly what I'd say the difference would be.

    This guy really liked the 38/38 over the 32/36:


    If the 38/38 has an accelerator pump maybe you can make the 38/38 progressive, that would better suit my desires naturally aspirated at a semi-stock level.
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    Recently found another carb option for those enquiring about it.
    Weber 34DATR or 34DMTR

    It's pretty much identical to the stock carbs but a 34/34 progressive instead of a 32/32 or 32/34 progressive. Still doing research on them but they're kind of hard to find.....

    Later found a Weber 40DCNF
    It's synchronous like the 38/38 but this one is an older design found on Ferraris and seems to share the bolt pattern of our stock manifolds.
    But I know there's Weber manifolds to allow 2 of them on a CVH hemi head.
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