Trevor Boicey wrote:
> Vic Whitmore wrote:
> > The whole issue centres around the use of the Weber DGV (and as Joe
> > the DCOE). It does not have the same vacuum port as in the standard
> > ZS. It has only one vacuum attachment and that is used for the
> Agreed, you cannot use ported vacuum for this job for
> the reasons you talk about. However, there are other sources of
> vacuum to be had.
> Have you checked the manifold?
> I have done this exact job on two DCOE webers, and both
> had extra ports on the manifold available to be used. It
> seems these manifolds are sort of "generic" so they
> come with blocked off ports that you can use in
> certain applications and ignore in others.
> I had a Dellorto DCOE clone for A-series Midgets, here's a picture:
> ...there is a capped port on the manifold, visible on the left
> side of the picture. It's a simple matter of unscrewing
> the blanking plate, and screwing in a vacuum tap from your
> local PEP boys.
> I don't have pictures, but I did a similar job on a DCOE
> for a friends MGB. That manifold already had a vacuum port
> actually, it was capped off with a rubber seal that just
> needed to be cut open and removed.
> The UK spec dual-SU manifold also has a plugged port:
> In these applications, I would usually plumb in a $5 PCV
> valve instead of a restrictor. It gives an extra safety
> margin, because the manifold vacuum can get so high at cruise
> and idle, and this way it will only flow air when the
> crankcase pressure is above ambient air pressure.
And you knock me for "Jury Rigging"!!!!! Oh I forgot, in your case it is
> > Just try removing the hose from the valve cover and run like that for
> > a while. I will guarantee that you will get the same problem, oil
> > the dip stick.
> I'll happily take that bet. With the crank open through
> the valve cover, no pressure will build to pop out the
This is exactly the situation that caused me to seek a better solution. I
had a vented oil cap and
the valve cover was open to the atmosphere and
still the oil poured out. Trevor, that is one bet you will surely lose!!!