Solex 40PBIC carburetors that came off a 1952 1500S Porsche Cabriolet Engine. They were given to me to perform my "magic" and make them look and perform as NOS/NEW!
These are the owner comments when he recieved the carburetors. "Hi Joe, I just got back from vacation and opened your package. WOW these are beautiful hate to put them on. Hope things are well with you. Will keep in touch . Thanks again for all of your help. I will tell everybody to send you their carburetors from now on! There is NOBODY better". Bob Murray: 1952 Porsche Cabriolet
Album by Joe Ruiz. Photos by Joe Ruiz. 1 - 31 of 31 Total.
Solex 40PBIC carbs as recieved from customer for rebuilding/restoration.
Carbs are complete but need a complete service rebuild/restoration to make these beauties run as NOS/New!
Worn choke shafts! Since these are NOT rebuildable, they were replaced.
Stuck / frozen bronze plug in carb body. Required drilling for removal.
Typical stripped threads common in all "soft" pot metal bodied carbs. Dont fret! These can be saved!
WOW! Elongation City! Note screw hole on right. Very, VERY bad!
Removal of throttleshafts required drilling out attachment screws through butterfly in order to repair these correctly!
Screws removed! Note surface condition of throttleshaft. This must be turned on lathe to properly "true" and remove rust.
One pair of Solex 40 PBIC carbs. Apart and ready for rebuilding / restoring!
Accelerator pump acutating rod is worn! This is typical on most Solex carbs that have been in service for many years!
"You can toss a wet cat through that gap" was one customers comment when he saw how bad his carbs were worn.
Silicone bronze bushing installed and ready for final reaming.
Ta-da! Bushing reamed per thottleshaft dimentions for extremely tight tolernces! No more leaking carbs!
Porsche carburetor and Super intake manifold mounting surfaces have been surfaced perfectly flat for a positive seal.
Carb housing halves have been machined perfectly flat where carb top gasket seals around perimeter.
Throttleshafts have been "trued/polished" and ready for black oxide chem. treatment.
Throttleshafts after polishing and black oxide chem. treatment.
Butterfly and throttleshaft as installed. Look new!
Close-up shows careful attention to detail...
Carbs as returned to customer!
Note second set of 40 PBIC carbs ready for same treatment in background.
"Beautiful" was the statement that the owner of these carbs made when he saw them after the transformation.
Attention to assembly and detail is what brings customers back for more.....
No more worn / bent parts here! Customer is happy!