Give z-therapy a call. They are very good about backing their work. There
should be a neglegable amount of leakage around the throttle shafts.
Unfortunatly you will have to send them back. I am one of the folks on the
list that rebuilds the SU carbs. The worn out throttle shaft is fairly common
but is definatly repairable. What I do is turn down the shaft a few
thousanths to make it round again, drill out the body and install oilite
bronze bushings. With the shafts worn the idle mixture and speed are
impossible to set. Keeps changing all by itself.
> Hey everyone, I have an SU carb tuning/rebuild problem. I spent hours
> tuning my carbs, but something just wasn't right. I finally found that
> are sucking air where the throttle rod passes through, on either side of
> butterflies on both sides (four leaks in all). Z-Therapy rebuilt the carbs
> about a year ago; I'm just now installing them. I'm woried that the
> alluminum carb bodies were too worn out to rebuild. Is this a common
> problem with rebuilding SUs? Is there a known fix for this (don't say
> Solex, I can't afford it)? I haven't contacted Z-Therapy yet. I'm sure
> they'll be helpfull, but I'd like to fix this problem without shipping the
> carbs back.
> Thanks All!
> Dave Dixon
> '70 2000
> Knoxville, TN
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