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colinw
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« on: 24 July, 2020, 10:48:12 AM »

My Solex carbs on my 1800 Coupe are in need of service. The gaskets are wet and there are leaks here and there. Not having any experience of dismantling carbs I feel I should put the unit into  experienced hands who can clean and check items for wear and set them up correctly.   Although I have read that with a good manual it can be a done at home. Does anyone know of a good company who could undertake this task for me.?
I see that this company does such work:
www.colnblastcleaning.co.uk
Any advice most welcome
Thank you

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Adamburton99
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« Reply #1 on: 24 February, 2021, 09:23:12 PM »

Hi Colin, I'm looking for a similar service for our 2000 coupe Solex carbs. Can you kindly advise if you had any success & recommendations at all? Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: 25 February, 2021, 05:40:56 PM »

A company by the name of Gower and Lee used to advertise refurbishing carburettors, including Solex.  Not sure if they are still in business.

Cheers,  Peter
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« Reply #3 on: 25 February, 2021, 06:05:48 PM »

A company by the name of Gower and Lee used to advertise refurbishing carburettors, including Solex.  Not sure if they are still in business.

Cheers,  Peter
They are but hold limited stock of Solex components. Prior to Brexit I would have recommended https://carburatori-italia.it/en/

But getting stuff in and out of Europe now is problematic and has a lot of addition cost.
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colinw
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« Reply #4 on: 25 February, 2021, 08:26:50 PM »

Hi Colin, I'm looking for a similar service for our 2000 coupe Solex carbs. Can you kindly advise if you had any success & recommendations at all? Thanks!
I have contacted Exeter Eng who seem quite keen but they say that gaskets may have to be made and parts are shared across different types of Solex carbs so replacements should not be a problem.  They want 175 for a service for my carb.  The plating people they use for cleaning up the parts are quite expensive though. I tested them with a simple chroming  job on a retaining ring around my headlight and they quoted 75, a third more than others quoting.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #5 on: 16 July, 2021, 09:39:00 AM »

Thank you for your feedback on this- very very helpful
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« Reply #6 on: 12 November, 2021, 04:44:45 PM »

My Solex carbs on my 1800 Coupe are in need of service. The gaskets are wet and there are leaks here and there. Not having any experience of dismantling carbs I feel I should put the unit into  experienced hands who can clean and check items for wear and set them up correctly.   Although I have read that with a good manual it can be a done at home. Does anyone know of a good company who could undertake this task for me.?
I see that this company does such work:
www.colnblastcleaning.co.uk
Any advice most welcome
Thank you

bit of late response - sorry.  i used Coln Engineering in Gloucester to refurb the carb on my 1970 Coupe 2000 - they did a cracking job and the car now runs really well -  aided by a 123 ignition distributor.

Mark


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