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Hello again everyone

With the aid of some easy start I managed to start my elite, bear in mind it's been standing for over 20 years I put some new spark plugs in it and replaced the points and I was really relieved it started because I paid a fair sum for it. However there is a problem the rearmost carburettor is leaking on to the distributor ,I have removed the carb and had a look at the choke diaphragm but it doesn't look too bad .Does anyone on here know where I can send it to be repaired there are two for sale one Ebay for£650.00 but I don't know what engine they they came off and what sort of jets they have fitted There must be someone out there who can repair them?

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That's great news starting the engine. :thumbsup:

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Southern Carburetors? If they are still going.

I remember seeing a set for sale on FleaBay once - listed as 'Del Auto carburetors'. 

Justin 

 

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They are easier to work on than would first appear - only dismantle one at a time so you have the other as a reference.  I'd dismantle and clean them.  Replace the needle valves.  Check float heights.  You could even get all the steel parts re-plated while they are in bits!  Buy a good book about Dellortos and do it yourself!  The money you save will pay for the book and you'll feel great knowing you've done it 😃.  Rebuilt kits are available from Eurocarb.

Pete

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Thanks for your comments Pete ,I was a vehicle mechanic in the army R E M E but I don't think I have the nouse to strip these Dellortos 

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2 hours ago, EXCEL V8 said:

Buy a good book about Dellortos and do it yourself

Des Hammill   How to build and power tune weber and dellorto DCOe, DCO/SP & DHLA carburettors is very useful. from velocebooks.com

and floats are critical, set once, then again and again. worth the effort.

good luck.

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Max at Max500 in Guildford could also assist - he set my Excel up superbly after others had messed up.

Justin 

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