Wayne Kube wrote:
>Thanks to Bob Nogueira in Dallas, I have recently acquired a Weber DGAV
>downdraft carb and manifold that I will be putting on my '79B. One of
>Bob's reasons for selling it was that he didn't like the electric automatic
>choke. I would like to convert it to a manual choke, and need to find out
>where to obtain the necessary parts. Anyone know how to contact Weber or a
>supplier in the U.S.? And, where is a good location for mounting the
manual >choke pull on a '79B?
I've seen folks use one of the extra switch-mounting holes in the dash for
a manual choke on late B's.
If I may suggest an alternative to the manual or electric chokes, you may
like the water-jacket type automatic choke. My Weber DGAV came with one,
and it's given me I don't know how many years of trouble-free service.
Only once did it fail, and that was simply because a screw came loose,
causing the linkage to bind up.
Sorry, but I don't know for sure where to get the required parts. Never
needed to know. ;) The carb/manifold kit came from TWM via Moss, and the
water jacket itself is stamped with 'TWM.' I guess TWM gets bare carbs,
which they flesh out with their own linkages, hose connections, and choke
actuating mechanism, so I'd think they'd be the ones to contact. No
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