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 Weber 36/36 DCD with manifold on ebay now
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freewheeler
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
599 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2007 :  20:33:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nice piece of v4 kit currently on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-96-v4-sonett-manifold-with-weber-36-36-DCD_W0QQitemZ120082880299QQihZ002QQcategoryZ33551QQcmdZViewItem

fomoco carbs make good doorstops

bs2006
Starting Member

United Kingdom
45 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2007 :  20:59:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
What is this set-up worth - in monetry terms? Are the adaptpors (to be able to use twin choke on otherwise standard inlet manifold) available new anywhere or is it a case of keeping an eye on e-bay?
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freewheeler
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
599 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2007 :  22:32:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Its worth as much as you are willing to pay. Way over the odds is normal. The price is currently US $410.00 with three days to go. I am sure the price will become interesting nearer the end.

"fomoco carbs make good doorstops"
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 08 Feb 2007 :  01:27:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The above manifold assy, looks nice but I think might be too much money.
The adaptors for the standard manifold, I have not seen any on ebay for a long time. SAH made one variant which was drilled for both breathers. I wonder if it might not be possible to reproduce this in an alternative material?
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bs2006
Starting Member

United Kingdom
45 Posts

Posted - 08 Feb 2007 :  07:48:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi, I was considering making one as I've been seeing suitable carbs for approx 30. I've got some facilities at work so think I will take a look at this in the coming weeks. I see it's now over 200 on e-bay, makes you wonder how high it will go!
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 08 Feb 2007 :  09:36:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The adaptor plate would be a very good thing to have made up, there are so many of the suitable Weber twin choke carbs kicking around, I know they are not as good as a twin choke inlet manifold but they look simple to have fabricated and I have found them to work very well.
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Genty
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628 Posts

Posted - 08 Feb 2007 :  12:16:21 Show Profile Visit Genty's Homepage Reply with Quote
How much for a twin carb manifold on eBay the?

No one got one lying around they want to get rid of?

Genty
www.geocities.com/saab96v4
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Mr Burrrrrrrrrrt
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
328 Posts

Posted - 08 Feb 2007 :  12:23:26 Show Profile Visit Mr Burrrrrrrrrrt's Homepage Reply with Quote
Twin choke manifold is only worth 70 or so. Carbs always be picked up for less then 50. One that's jetted right makes it worth more.

I'm not a fan of the adaptor plates. I can't see how breathing a twin choke carb through a small hole can make much difference. More noise and not much power increase I think.

I've got an SAH one spare if anyone's interested.
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Fliptop
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
147 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2007 :  20:43:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Have you ever used your SAH adaptor Burrrt? No, they're not as good as a 4-stud manifold, but they do work. The SAH kit of adaptor, DCD carb & twin tailpipe exhaust was worth about 10bhp, so not to be sniffed at. I have used the SAH + DCD & Jetex on an otherwise standard engine, and it made it quite lively, took away all the standard 3rd & 4th gear asthmatic tendencies above 4500 rpm...and gave better low-end response with improved fuel economy.
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