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dellorto carbs

PostPost by: George S L » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:45 pm

This is what i found when i took my carbs apart.Any thoughts on what to use to clean the jets.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:46 pm

Flush then ultrasonic cleaning?
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:55 pm

If you know someone who repairs clocks then Horolene is excellent for brass or steel parts. Soaked overnight and they are good as new.
It is too expensive for a one off job. Well, it would be for me !
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PostPost by: George S L » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:03 pm

Thanks for the info guys,just had a suggestion to try vinegar
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm

Try vinegar (or anything else) on a piece of scrap brass before risking your carb parts. You can buy new emulsion tubes but it would be a shame to wreck them.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm

Vinegar is great on steel.
I soaked an old carburettor for a Hillman Minx and it pretty much disolved it.
I would not risk any parts of your carbs to vinegar.
I sent mine away to be ultra sonically cleaned and overhauled.
I'm pretty sure I had the recommendation from someone here on the forum. I must have done it about three or four years ago now, the cost was very reasonable and they look as good as new today as they did when I got them back from the refurbisher.
It may take me some time, but I will try and dig his contact details out for you.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:43 pm

That was quicker than I thought:
Chap I used was:
Paul Hollidge
Weber Carb Reconditioning Services
http://www.weber-carbs.co.uk
[email protected]" target="_blank" target="_blank
07976 985477
I have attached photos of my carbs after cleaning.

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PostPost by: olivebdr » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:53 am

Nice result Jeff :)
I have dellorto on my +2 too. Do you know in witch countries lotus sold elan with these carbs ?
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PostPost by: George S L » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks guys,after seeing Jeff,s carbs thats the the way to go, been looking for company near me and I may even buy a cleaner 3L tank £50-£70 so not to pricey and one carb should just fit.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:11 pm

Drop them in a gallon of cellulose thinners and leave for a week. Then re-grease the bearings work better than most methods.
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