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Solex 40PBIC Carb Restoration / 1952
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
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Solex 40PBIC carbs as recieved from customer for rebuilding/restoration.

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Carbs are complete but need a complete service rebuild/restoration to make these beauties run as NOS/New!

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Worn choke shafts!  Since these are NOT rebuildable,  they were replaced.

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Stuck / frozen bronze plug in carb body.  Required drilling for removal.

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Typical stripped threads common in all "soft" pot metal bodied carbs.  Dont fret!  These can be saved!

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WOW!  Elongation City!  Note screw hole on right.  Very, VERY bad!

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Removal of throttleshafts required drilling out attachment screws through butterfly in order to repair these correctly!

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Screws removed!  Note surface condition of throttleshaft.  This must be turned on lathe to properly "true" and remove rust.

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One pair of Solex 40 PBIC carbs.  Apart and ready for rebuilding / restoring!

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Accelerator pump acutating rod is worn!  This is typical on most Solex carbs that have been in service for many years!

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"You can toss a wet cat through that gap" was one customers comment when he saw how bad his carbs were worn.

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Silicone bronze bushing installed and ready for final reaming.

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Ta-da!  Bushing reamed per thottleshaft dimentions for extremely tight tolernces!  No more leaking carbs!

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Porsche carburetor and Super intake manifold  mounting surfaces have been surfaced perfectly flat for a positive seal.

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Carb housing halves have been machined perfectly flat where carb top gasket seals around perimeter.

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Throttleshafts have been "trued/polished" and ready for black oxide chem. treatment.

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Throttleshafts after polishing and black oxide chem. treatment.

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Butterfly and throttleshaft as installed.  Look new!

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Close-up shows careful attention to detail...

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Carbs as returned to customer!

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Note second set of 40 PBIC carbs ready for same treatment in background.

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"Beautiful" was the statement that the owner of these carbs made when he saw them after the transformation.

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Attention to assembly and detail is what brings customers back for more.....

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No more worn / bent parts here!  Customer is happy!

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