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Offline umday1

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non-fed carb to replace the fed carb on my S2
« on: Wednesday,August 31, 2016, 01:26:42 PM »
Is there a non fed carb I can replace the federal unit on my S2?
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Re: non-fed carb to replace the fed carb on my S2
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,August 31, 2016, 02:59:52 PM »
I replaced the frozen stock Solex with a 32/36 DFEV. It was essentially a direct bolt on. No change of jets were required, just an adjustment of the idle mixture screw. Any 26/36 or 32/36 DG series carb should work. Try ebay.
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Re: non-fed carb to replace the fed carb on my S2
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday,August 31, 2016, 05:52:16 PM »
 Thanks, that is a start. nice to know that is a swap..I likely have one of those laying around. I want to find an early pre-smog Solex...if possible.

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Re: non-fed carb to replace the fed carb on my S2
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,August 31, 2016, 08:56:11 PM »
The Solex multi barrel carbs were not well thought of back in the day.  It was common practice to replace them with Weber alternatives.  I wouldn't hesitate to do the same myself.

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Re: non-fed carb to replace the fed carb on my S2
« Reply #4 on: Thursday,September 01, 2016, 08:30:41 AM »
I picked up an almost new replacement Solex 35 DIDSA carb for 65/1098 many years ago to replace the original frozen stock Solex. I decided swap to a Weber 32/36 DFEV instead. Most likely I will never use the Solex again. If you're interested send me a PM.


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