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Although my car is running well, I'd love to have a great reference for maintenance/tuning of my sidedraft Webers if I need it. What manuals are the best out there?
 

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Look in the book reviews forum
 
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The link in the above post is in the book review forum in post #2.

IMO the best books for getting a good understanding of Webers are the two by John Passini but they are long out of print and Passini has a strange writing style.

There is a lot of information in several threads on here that are easy to search for. Here is a good one:
 
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IMO the best books for getting a good understanding of Webers are the two by John Passini but they are long out of print and Passini has a strange writing style.
I agree that the Passini books (later published as a single edition) are a challenging read. I think his stream-of-consciousness style was just that: he probably recorded his thoughts and then had them transcribed. As I puzzled over his "writing" I decided that learning to decipher Passini was a rite-of-passage---there really is a wealth of Weber specific information there. I put the Passini book up there with David Vizzard's "The Theory And Practice Of Cylinder Head Modification" which, alas, is also long out of print. A local library may be able to obtain the Passini book on inter-library-load.
 

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I think his stream-of-consciousness style was just that: he probably recorded his thoughts and then had them transcribed.
With a sprinkling of sarcasm.
 

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With a sprinkling of sarcasm.
The result of hours and hours pouring over his rambling text until in a blinding flash of transcendent epiphany I'm damned if the guy didn't start making sense! I have to say, I've never been quite the same ever since . . .
 
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Repeated quote. Text removed. Is there a delete function I don't know about?
 

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Do you think that I will understand Finnegan's Wake if I give it another try?
 

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Four stroke performance tuning by Graham Bell has a good fundamental description of what jet does what and how to size Venturi for engine size and Weber carburetors by Haynes has all the rebuild instructions and diagrams
 

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Really awesome information, folks, thanks so much!
 

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Des Hammill
How To Build & Power Tune Weber & Dellorto DCOE, DCO/SP & DHLA Carburettors 3rd Edition (SpeedPro Series)

^ I just bought this book. Didn’t know there was a book reference section to the forum.
 
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