Advice wanted: used Zenith carbs

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  1. Hussar13

    Hussar13 New Member

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    Folks,
    I would appreciate your candid advice. I have a pair of used Zenith carbs that came from our '73 3.0 CS. They worked fine before the engine blew but my mechanic preferred to replace them with Webers. My son-in-law and I had taken one Zenith apart and was pretty well cleaned with great care. The other is still whole.

    I have been trying to sell them on eBay with no success; I have posted the ad on this site and on the FB E-9 forum.

    What might you suggest? I don't want to make a lot of money on the carbs but I also don't want to give them away.
    Thanks for your consideration!
     
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    Used Zeniths are $100 a pair in my opinion.
     
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    Keep them with the car, you may want to go back to them one day as others have. They are great carbs once rebuilt correctly.
     
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    I have given away about 3 sets... It's my way of saying there's no going back- kinda like Cortez burning his ships when he landed in Mexico :)
     
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    the blue coupe i bought had the 2 vertical Webers , a common alterative, as i have seen meanwhile ….. so i don't know the Zeniths. The red one are triple Webers from day 1 .
    Are "good" Zeniths better than dual Webers ? or just a question of originality ?
     
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    Good zeniths > weber downdrafts.

    Have had both.
     
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    Well, if anybody wants to give some zeniths away, I will take them. I like them and enjoy restoring them. Let me know

    Thanks, Rick
     
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    I think the only drawback to Webers is you have to learn not to floor it when the rpm is low. Otherwise, I think they provide better performance than the Zeniths. After over 35 years of running with the Webers I don't even have to think about throttle modulation. I think Webers are easier to rebuild also.

    With the JAM Engineering kit, it looks stock. I used to pass smog inspections with no problem due to the carburetors. I have had both too but considerable more driving time with Webers. I still have the Zeniths if I ever decide to go back to original.
     
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