Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2004, 20:47   #1 (permalink)
Now driving an XF Falcon.
 
The MaDDeSTMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Age: 36
Posts: 1,042
Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

As the title suggests, I want to get the webber carby from my 2L Escort reconditioned.

I went and got a quote the other day. $210, and that was a minimum!

Is this about right, and if it is, is it a job I could do myself?

I wasn't expecting it to be so expensive!
__________________
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
The MaDDeSTMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-26-2004, 07:04   #2 (permalink)
ST170ish
 
ST170ish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down South
Age: 42
Posts: 610
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

I got a quote from autopro(SA)for $175 ex.
__________________
Takin it to 7 turnin it to 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by some wise man
It may be your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
ST170ish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2004, 15:53   #3 (permalink)
Now driving an XF Falcon.
 
The MaDDeSTMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Age: 36
Posts: 1,042
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

Quote:
Originally Posted by ST170ish
I got a quote from autopro(SA)for $175 ex.
That sounds a fair bit more reasonable...

Anybody know of any good places in Melbourne to get this job done that won't be too expensive?

I'm guessing it's not a job suitable for someone who has never done anything like that before...
__________________
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
The MaDDeSTMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2004, 16:25   #4 (permalink)
mmmmm....kookyfudge
 
kooky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Age: 39
Posts: 1,760
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

"The carby shop" in Knoxfeild. I have no idea if he is still in buisness but he sure knows his stuff.
__________________
..........Black MY02 WRX..........

kooky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2004, 16:55   #5 (permalink)
Now driving an XF Falcon.
 
The MaDDeSTMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Age: 36
Posts: 1,042
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

Quote:
Originally Posted by kooky
"The carby shop" in Knoxfeild. I have no idea if he is still in buisness but he sure knows his stuff.
Cool, thanks, yellowpages.com.au here I come :)
__________________
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
The MaDDeSTMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 00:48   #6 (permalink)
Now driving an XF Falcon.
 
The MaDDeSTMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Age: 36
Posts: 1,042
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

Ok, tried searching on http://www.yellowpages.com.au for 'The carby shop', couldn't find it, so maybe they're not in business anymore - I'll try http://www.whitepages.com.au first.

I did look around for carby specialists on the Yellow Pages, rang a few of them, and prices seem to vary from $210 to $260, so I guess that original quote wasn't as bad as I thought it was - just was a lot more then I expected...
__________________
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
The MaDDeSTMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 00:52   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 28
Posts: 5,083
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

It's all labour really, only thing I can really think of that will be replaced are the jets and a bunch of seals.
psycho chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 01:34   #8 (permalink)
Now driving an XF Falcon.
 
The MaDDeSTMaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Age: 36
Posts: 1,042
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

Quote:
Originally Posted by psycho chicken
It's all labour really, only thing I can really think of that will be replaced are the jets and a bunch of seals.
So, would it be hard to get the replacement jets and seals, and is it a particularly hard job?
__________________
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
The MaDDeSTMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 05:17   #9 (permalink)
in the chopshop workshop
 
mr_mkII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: north side of da ghetto
Age: 30
Posts: 799
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

auto pro aye, cause i was loking as well, and all the places i lokoed at said between 250 and 350, the latter was if i didnt take out the carby and just drove the car in to em

plus 80 for an electric choke
__________________
mr_mkII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 08:48   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
pauljh74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 738
Re: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby

I had the stock Weber carby on my old XE reconditioned a little over 5 years ago, cost me about $160 then, so $210 now doesn't sound too bad.
__________________
Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
pauljh74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub

Related Reading: Reconditioning a double barrel webber carby
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:36.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.