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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:13 am 
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Folks,

Long version: My replacement big bore engine needs the carbs rebuilt. I’ve been through what can be done including setting floats using the float tool and verifying accelerator pump output. I set all baseline setting for tune and they don’t seem to be up to snuff. After base line the carbs don’t seem to be working well and the shafts are leaking. Lots of popping and can’t idle after warm up. Timing and valves are correct. I need to have them professionally done and CFI indicated that they are only taking shop work and not taking retail work due to backlog. Carb rescue is well respected but also generally runs a slight backlog.



Short version: In need of recommendation for Solex PII 40 carb rebuild. CFI is busy. Is Carb rescue the other option? Those are the only two I’m aware of but, if there is someone else that is as good I should also consider?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:15 am 
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356 Carburetor Rescue would be my preference.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:25 am 
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Carburetor Rescue it is. http://www.356carburetorrescue.com


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:33 am 
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I have had very good results with Carb Rescue. Am I wrong or did I hear that they may have some exchange units ready to go??? Maybe I am wrong but ask.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:50 am 
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Hi all
Further to this, I have a late pair of late Split Shaft Solex P11 40s with the additional transition holes that I would like to convert to Solid Shafts and also have the bearings upgraded. Sounds like everyone is busy, which is good for them. But who could do this work. I couldn't see anything on the Carb Rescue site, perhaps I'm not looking in the right place!
Cheers Jay

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:11 am 
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John Clarke wrote:
Hi all
Further to this, I have a late pair of late Split Shaft Solex P11 40s with the additional transition holes that I would like to convert to Solid Shafts and also have the bearings upgraded. Sounds like everyone is busy, which is good for them. But who could do this work. I couldn't see anything on the Carb Rescue site, perhaps I'm not looking in the right place!
Cheers Jay



Pretty sure they do that when I looked.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:30 am 
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Yes John They do conversions: http://www.356carburetorrescue.com/SolexConversion.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:55 pm 
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C J Murray wrote:
I have had very good results with Carb Rescue. Am I wrong or did I hear that they may have some exchange units ready to go??? Maybe I am wrong but ask.


Yeah none on the shelf right now but, good thought.

Edit: they don’t have a pair of my carbs ready.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:34 am 
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Hi All,
Thanks to all for the support of 356 Carb Rescue, the Porsche community has been keeping us very busy restoring carbs.

Just wanted to let everyone know the following carbs are available exchange or outright and at this moment in stock ready to ship, should anyone be interested.

Solex 40 PII-4 solid shaft S-90 (1 in stock)
solid shaft Gold CAD hardware (1 in stock) '67 912
Solex 40 PII-4 split conversions to solid shaft
White CAD hardware (1 in stock) great for 356's
Gold CAD hardware (1 in stock) '68-'69' 912's
Solex 40 PII-4 Restored throttle bodies split conversions (2 in stock) For those that want to build up carbs themselves.
Zenith 32 NDIX PO2's engine tested just days ago

Following available exchange for your cores only. One set of each in stock.
Solex 40 PBIC 1500S
Solex 40 PICB 1600S
Solex 32 PBJ 1500 Normal
Solex 32 PBIC 1600 Normal
Solex 40 PI set of 6 for 911's

Our carbs come with a Warranty and we will assist owners with installation.

Thanks again for all the support of 356 Carb Rescue, trying our best to keep the old 356's (and 912's) running well.

Jim Kaufmann
356 Carburetor Rescue LLC

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