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If there's one thing I hate it's messing around with cars so my question is what is a direct replacement for a vv on a mk5 1.6 no adaptor plates no change of cables just a straight swap. I'd prefer another vv but they not around. 

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You aren't going to get another carb other than a VV to fit direct.

The Weber conversion kit is very straight forward to fit, nothing complicated and a lot more reliable than the VV.

A twin choke Weber would be an even better replacement, but probably getting thin on the ground. 

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Drop this guy a line, he knows his stuff.

http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/FAST-ROAD-CARS-LIMITED/About-Us.html

I recently swapped my FoMoCo single downdraught for a Weber 34 ICH I bought from him on ebay (free postage) for £207.97p the only down side was the plastic clips supplied don't fit around the fuel hose but other than that it's great.

 

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Cheers guys. Couldn't even think of spending 207 as with exchange rate and shipping it'd be over 250 guess I'll struggle with the vv not that she'll be on the road anytime soon

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Yes, it brought a tear to my eye spending that much on a car that's not even back on the road yet but the old carb just kept turning the plugs black and sooty when it was drivable so I had to bite the bullet. Only after I bought it did I find a refurb kit for the Ford carb, as it is with sods' law! :mad:

I'd still give FRC a shout though to see if he can recommend anything else for your car or carb.

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Is the VV carb off a 1.6 cvh escort circa 1984 a replacement, there is Autoline Car Breakers in Staffordshire that had a few Orions and Escorts in very recently. Recently there have been what looks like genuine Weber Carbs on the net, they are Chinese rubbish.

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Vv is same some are manual choke some auto.

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Should be.

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Any further developments on this story?

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On 1/29/2020 at 1:31 PM, Beeper said:

Any further developments on this story?

 

Nothing done yet as won't be touching the old girl until at least April. She's been off the road since2018 and can't remember how she ran

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Sounds a bit like mine. I stuck it in the lockup on the day of its last MOT and it hasn't been on the road since! That was back in Oct 2015, since then it has become MOT and Tax exempt but brake cylinder and running issues, weather and being over a mile from my house have stopped me progressing with it. Hopefully I'll have it back on the road this year, especially after buying that eye wateringly expensive carb!! :blink::laugh:

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8 hours ago, Beeper said:

Sounds a bit like mine. I stuck it in the lockup on the day of its last MOT and it hasn't been on the road since! That was back in Oct 2015, since then it has become MOT and Tax exempt but brake cylinder and running issues, weather and being over a mile from my house have stopped me progressing with it. Hopefully I'll have it back on the road this year, especially after buying that eye wateringly expensive carb!! :blink::laugh:

 

I'm hoping to get her finished off by the summer as I might need to sell her to fund my iveco turbo daily camper an project

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I bought one of the chinese copy twin choke weber carbs off Ebay and it was a sack of S--t and a waste of £90, i then went and paid £206 for a genuine weber from" Fast road car" and it was worth every penny. But a lesson learned and the best always costs more for a reason.

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