I'm looking for a good source of info for rebuilding a Solex 30/31. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
If there are other suggestions, please keep them coming. I want to learn all I can and I will need to clean/rebuild this thing soon so I can have it ready for my engine in a couple of weeks.
The main problem with Solex carbies is the accelerator pump who activates every time You push the pedal down.... it squirts fuel into the carburetor throat to help you accelerate ..... the accelerator pumps in most Solexes have 2 ball bearings which can get clogged up and don't move - which means when You try to accelerate.... No extra fuel is pumped into the carby manifold.... a BIG flat spot....
I have a few of these solexes with the ball bearings stuck....
mostly from old stale fuel which goes into a yuccky gooey mess after 12 months or more.... there is no way to actually touch these balls....
I hope Yours are OK.... otherwise You have a problem.....
Lee Noonan -- 68autobug -- Australia --
Do yourself a favor and keep the same needle valve that came with the carb. The ones you buy, unless it is orignal brosol they have to be shimmed and sometimes still cause flooding. This happend to me.. Keep the needle valve it is the valve that controls the fuel flow to the bowl. Thanks..
I will keep an eye out for the flooding issue.
I'm pretty sure the pump functions as it should. I actually was able to see it shooting feul into the throat before I toar it down.
Thanks for the advise!
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