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Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

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Herman maire
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Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#1 Post by Herman maire » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am

Hello

I have a 1956 series 1 I’d like to find a carburetor for so I can try and start it.

Looking for the original carburetor for
A 2liter spreadbore ( I think that’s what there
Called) or If theres a better carburetor option
For this engine please let me know.

Thank you

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rayhyland
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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#2 Post by rayhyland » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am

Hi Herman,

The original Solex is very hard to find. You can find a made-in-China Solex clone, but they are terrible, I tried one and it fell apart on the highway.

I would recommend buying a Weber 34ich. It is a good carb, you can still find NOS versions, the aftermarket support (rebuild kits) are fairly common, and it gives a reasonable compromise of power and fuel economy. You will need an adapter plate to orient it correctly for your linkage, but that is super easy to have made up.

Good luck

Ray
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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#3 Post by Herman maire » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:54 pm

rayhyland wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am
Hi Herman,

The original Solex is very hard to find. You can find a made-in-China Solex clone, but they are terrible, I tried one and it fell apart on the highway.

I would recommend buying a Weber 34ich. It is a good carb, you can still find NOS versions, the aftermarket support (rebuild kits) are fairly common, and it gives a reasonable compromise of power and fuel economy. You will need an adapter plate to orient it correctly for your linkage, but that is super easy to have made up.

Good luck

Ray
Hi ray
Thank you, really appreciate your help. I’ll try
To find a original carb and if not I’ll go with the
Webber like you suggest.
I’m exited to get this series 1 started. It hasn’t run in over 20 years from the farmer I bought it off said but supposed to run good.

We shall see. Thanks again.

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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#4 Post by Rob » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Here's one for sale on the island. Not mine and don't know anything about it but might be worth a look. Not sure its a rover carb as they were used on VWs and a bunch of other small cars of that era
https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified ... -_32712920

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mepham55
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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#5 Post by mepham55 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:29 pm

That’s not a Land Rover carb in the ad above. Your best bet is to get a new Weber 34ich carb for around $200. Unless you want to spend around $500+ for a rebuilt original solex.

Matt

1955 S1 107”
1959 S2 SWB
1966 S2a SWB
2006 LR3

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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#6 Post by P.Geol. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:07 pm

I have a Weber 34 ICH carb. with an adapter plate, asking $ 200.
The Weber was on a Series 3, 1974 Land Rover engine I installed in my 1956 S 1 Station Wagon.

I also have many other Series Land Rover parts.

All in North Vancouver

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Re: Wanted series 1 carburetor original or aftermarket

#7 Post by RichardV » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:58 am

I have a Solex carb out of a 56 Series 1, PM for price and pics

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