zenith 35/40 to domestic carbs

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Any body know the correct domestic carburetors (webbers/hollys) to replace the original Zenith 35/40 carbs? im just looking to simplify the air/fuel system on my 1972 Bavaria.
 

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Greetings,

I am also new to the site. I've spent entirely too much time researching. Most everyone runs Webers. Either a triple Weber aide draft setup, or dual downdraft. There are countless threads on the subject. Try a search on "Weber". Best wishes!
 

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As someone who has had both, IMHO I'd try keeping the Zeniths. Take the carbs apart in sections, sand them all true, rebuild them, and enjoy.

Otherwise most use the 32/36 or a 38 if you have a motor to handle it.
 

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I've been working on cars for 20 years, but this is my first non-fuel-injected vehicle. I haven't looked at my carbs in detail yet. It's like voodoo to me. :D
 

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Any body know the correct domestic carburetors (webbers/hollys) to replace the original Zenith 35/40 carbs? im just looking to simplify the air/fuel system on my 1972 Bavaria.
follow stevehose's advice and keep the zeniths
no rocket science, but patience and a clean table,
you can follow these, they are nine videos, ...is a basque guy, probably a purist ;-)

http://youtu.be/7-bMXv_N-Vg
 

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im definitely on the fence on keeping the 3.0 engine original and i know the rebuild kits for the zenith 35/40 are available. i appreciate the info cheers!
 

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I've been working on cars for 20 years, but this is my first non-fuel-injected vehicle. I haven't looked at my carbs in detail yet. It's like voodoo to me. :D
You and me both. This is my first carbed car.

Yes but he wants to simplify, not drive himself crazy :p
See above post. It's all crazy to me. And to think at one point CIS injection and L Jetronic were a head scratcher.
 
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