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 hi guys im fitting a ford v v carb to my legerra bought off ebay  was wondering if any one had a vacume pipe diagram or even a decent pic of how you had done it any help on this would be briliant . desprate to hear it running again :)

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Comment by James paton on February 26, 2018 at 22:16

fitted a32/36 weber in the end runs perfect now 

Comment by James paton on December 18, 2017 at 20:31

decided to stay with the weber carb got one from a near by kit car guy breaking a rickman i heard the engine running a few months back so know it is good to go .i now need to get on with a few othr isues that need sorting before summer comes along

Comment by James Doulton on December 14, 2017 at 23:45

Bike carbs can be quite difficult to set up, if you don't have some local tuning shop that already know how to do it. They are also not easy to adjust because the main jets are often in the bottom of the float chamber and mean that you have to remove the carbs from the car to fiddle with them. All a bit messy and time consuming if you don't already have a good idea of the answer. That is why lots of tuning shops won't touch them. 

The classic side draught Weber DCOEs (or similar ones) are so much easier for the tuners because all the jets are under a single cover on the top of the carb and there are lots of tuners with experience of good initial settings. So although they are more expensive to buy they can work out cheaper in the long run.

But for road use, then neither set-up is ideal because the short inlet tracts mean that the vacuum advance on the distributor doesn't work because there is a weak signal. Consequentially in normal driving then the part-throttle behaviour is not so good, and fuel economy suffers.

EFI is an option and is probably the best answer but the electronics and sensors will be old and might be unreliable. So the 32/36 takes a lot of beating because it gives reasonable performance with reasonable economy and good behaviour.

The guy who had my Rickman before me bought a brand new 32/36 for that and it was about £250. It seems a lot but it might be the cheapest way to get a good reliable car.

Comment by James paton on December 14, 2017 at 21:54

hi folks the vv carb is really just to get it going just now for a few months possably for the mot i know they are not the best i have a 32/36 weber but its not going worth a hoot so with the vv on the car willgive me a chance to service and replace some jets i had thought abought useing he bike carbs but looks a bit expensive

Comment by Dave Adams on December 14, 2017 at 18:42

ford VV......not a great carb in the day it was a common mod to change to a webber...they were very unreliable.

Comment by Daryl Heasman on December 14, 2017 at 7:34

That's the worst carb ever made James are you sure??????????

Comment by Adrian Southgate on December 13, 2017 at 23:11

I can have a look and see if we have any repair kits at work for them.

PM or messenger me your address so I can send lights too.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on December 13, 2017 at 23:09

Why fit a VV James? First thing in the bin when tarting one's pinto was that carb. 32/36 DG(A)V or 38/38 DG(A)S Were always the preferred carb for the 2l. 

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