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  1. Gordon Raymond
    01-25-2019 07:45 AM - permalink
    Gordon Raymond
    Hi Fran,
    If there are cups over the progression holes, these are late production. Cannot tell a lot more without seeing them. The original application for 45DCOE18 was for the GTA junior but there were other applications as well. I believe there were more 45DCOE18's built than small top 45DCOE14's but Weber kept no records on this so that's only a guess. Several well used sets have appeared that share features with 45DCOE13's including 3 progression hole bodies.
    Contact me anytime at <[email protected]> and we can discuss with photos. Oddly, rare and odd DCOE's restoration costs are exactly the same as more common variants as the same work is needed. I've a pair of nice matched 45DCOE14's in my shop that arrived yesterday for a stradale GTA that will finish up as new.
    Best, Gordon
  2. VabeneGTV
    01-25-2019 06:25 AM - permalink
    VabeneGTV
    Good morning Gordon, I was wondering if I could get your email. I have a pair of 45 DCOE 18's, I would like to send you images of. I am considering having these rebuilt by you when you have a chance. The venturi locating screws are safety wired, and the screws that you typically would remove to see the three bleed holes have brass cups installed there, the venturi's are 36, which leads me to believe these may have been race prepared, but I don't know. After seeing some examples of your work, you definitely are the go to guy for these. No rush when you get a chance you can email me at [email protected], or reach me via the BB. Thanks, Fran
  3. mathcg
    01-22-2019 09:42 AM - permalink
    mathcg
    Good morning Gordon,

    As I was looking at my "spare" 1600 engine, I noticed there was a tube (perhaps called the crank breather tube) coming off the back of the engine block and apparently venting (draining) to atmosphere. Whereas, on the 1600 engine that I'm rebuilding (I think they're both '67 vintage engines), the opening on the block is blocked by a flange.

    So, this opens up a variety of questions:
    1) Is this a difference between a GTV engine and a GT?
    2) Was this an early idea that was subsequently accomplished via the "valve cover breather tube" on newer engines and thus blocked on my one engine (as the casting already had the hole)?
    3) Something else entirely?
    4) Any benefit one way or the other?

    Thanks in advance - I hope to get my carbs today!

    Chuck
  4. Gary Williams
    10-31-2018 09:52 PM - permalink
    Gary Williams
    Hi Gordon: I tried to email you today and found that the address I had no longer works. I sold my GTV and am now Alfaless for the first time in decades. In going through my parts -- in preparation to sell them -- I found some Weber pieces that I have found difficult to price. I'm wondering if you would mind giving me some advice? If so, will you email me at [email protected]. I have photos of the bits and pieces in question. There are many of them.
  5. FrancosAlfa
    10-18-2018 06:38 AM - permalink
    FrancosAlfa
    I have been trying to post in the classified section a question and a picture of my 92 Alfa spyder, but it hasn't shown up. Can you check and see what I am doing wrong. I thought maybe the photo was too large when it first didn't post so yesterday I tried again with a photo that was 191kb but still no luck.

    Thanks.
  6. Gordon Raymond
    07-13-2018 06:46 AM - permalink
    Gordon Raymond
    Fred... Just call me Fred. Fred Schuddenkopf
  7. AlfaRomeooldy
    07-12-2018 08:25 PM - permalink
    AlfaRomeooldy
    Oh I am sorry. Got mixed up. Who is the seller?
  8. AlfaRomeooldy
    07-10-2018 08:16 PM - permalink
    AlfaRomeooldy
    Yes I would like to purchase the webers.
  9. rand
    07-04-2018 06:48 PM - permalink
    rand
    Hi Gordon, You were recommended for Weber rebuilds. Do you still do this? Thanks Rand
  10. rrost
    03-30-2018 08:17 AM - permalink
    rrost
    Raymond, Rob Rost here. Can I email a photo to you to help identify a race piston.

    [email protected]

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  • About Gordon Raymond
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    Early and continual AROC member. Interests in 101 spiders with 40+ years mechanical experience with these cars. Retired, my full time job is providing factory oil pumps to the Alfa community for street, performance and race use, as well as other part
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04-18-2019
05:58 AM - slowcreek quoted Gordon Raymond in post CRC Freeze-Off
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04-09-2019
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03-21-2019
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03-19-2019
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03-15-2019
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02-28-2019
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02-19-2019
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02-03-2019
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01-31-2019
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01-28-2019
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01-27-2019
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