Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

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Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby putt-pup » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:38 pm

Stock carb crapped out at 100,000 miles. Truck shuttered and would shut off when depressing the clutch when coming to a stop. Decided to go with a Weber 38/38 and remove all the smog junk and WOW!! It woke my little truck up! It will zoom now! Peppy and fun to drive! Cruising at 70 mph up hill is no problem. I highly recommend the Weber. I had the cat converter and muffler taken off a year ago. Weber carbs are awesome!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby puttputtinpup » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Yay!

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Re: Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby Red Truck » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:46 pm

Are you using Weber's square/paper air filter element (or the sponge oval), or are you using an adapter to retain use of your old air filter arrangement? I'll get around to installing a 32/36, but I'd like to keep my stock air filter assembly. Just wondering if you did the same. I see that Pierce sells an adapter for about $37, and then there's the hood clearance to wrestle with. Just curious.
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Re: Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby 2zuzus » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:41 pm

That sounds great putt-pup. If you get to a point when you can resist the urge to put your foot into it, you'll probably get some increased MPG. My '88 Trooper with the 2.3 intake and the Weber 32/36 on the 2.6 got 24 MPG as it's best, and steadily around 23 highway. Not too bad. The smog pump and cat are gone, but nothing else was done to the engine. I'm curious how the 38/38 might do in the MPG department.
Red Truck, I have no clearance problems using the supplied rectangular Weber mount and air filter, by the way. The carb swap is a great way to go.
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Re: Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby Red Truck » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:11 pm

Thanks for the reply, 2zuzus. I'm interested in keeping my orig-o air cleaner with my pending Weber carb install, and not use either style of the Weber air cleaners. I believe both Redline and Pierce offer a Weber 32/36 adapter with a 3-inch (or thereabouts) air horn that ought to mate with the stock air cleaner. Hood clearance might be an issue with the carb/adapter/air cleaner combo. Guess I'll just have to go buy one and monkey around with it.
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Re: Weber 38/38 woke my little rice burner up!!

Postby putt-pup » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:15 am

Red Truck, I’m using the square filter that came with the Webber. I like the idea of the factory air filter set up and since I work in the timber industry, my little truck sees a lot of dirt roads and Fine dust. I was getting 27mph with the stock carb and I hope it’s because I’m driving my little RB like I stole
It, I’m only getting 22 with my new driving habits and the Webber 38. I can’t keep my foot out of it. :roll: