32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

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32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby Vandrid » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:53 pm

So I installed a 32/36 Weber carb and single plane manifold on a '79 Spider. My issue currently is that no fuel is getting up to the carburetor from the fuel pump. Before the conversion everything was fine and the fuel pump was working and the car started up easily. now the pump is putting enough fuel in the carb to keep it running. I can pour fuel directly into the carb to get it to run but after the bowl is empty it dies.
Is my fuel pump dead?
Am I missing something?
Any advice would be helpful.
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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby bluespider262 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:27 am

Some suggestions...

Will it pump into an empty container?

Make sure you have the correct line running to the pump if you removed it at some point.

Remove carb top cover and verify float settings, float pivots freely, and needle/seat move okay.

Buy a cheap electric just to rule out your pump didn't decide to give up.

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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby Vandrid » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:16 pm

its the auxiliary shaft, broken from misaligned timing. live and learn and pay money I guess...
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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:46 am

I bet someone here has one, try John, "spiderparts".
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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby MattVAS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:13 am

The Auxiliary shafts are available new but they aren't cheap by any stretch (although not otherworldly expensive).

Finding good used ones really isn't all that hard. Matthews' Foreign Car might have some.
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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby chrisg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:30 am

oh, dang! that sucks. did you change the belt the same time as the carb change or something? Or do you just have really bad luck?
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Re: 32/26 DFEV Weber conversion problems

Postby Vandrid » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:10 pm

RRoller123 wrote:I bet someone here has one, try John, "spiderparts".


Thanks, but I already have one on the way
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