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#1 1975SOC

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:22 PM

I made the mistake of buying a "Weber" from weberdirect. I thought they still made Weber's but I guess the stopped making them as EFI was being introduced. I should've done the research first. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Should I return? Keep? I don't know what I should do

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:53 PM

Why do you think that is not a Weber? What is fake about it? The casting and machining marks do look kind of rough though.I guess Weber started making things cheaply to cut costs?

 

By the way, Weber was bought out a few years ago. The last true Weber carbs are old ones. Mine is an old one from the early 80's, pulled it off a Chevy Luv at the junkyard. It has the Weber logo cast into it, and the overall finish is a lot smoother.

 

http://en.wikipedia....eber_carburetor


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

it has a cool weber sticker...


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:42 PM

That is a cheap knock off made in China....definitely not a genuine Redline Weber



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:23 PM

That is a cheap knock off made in China....definitely not a genuine Redline Weber

 

Redline DOES NOT own or manufacture Weber carburetors. They only sell them. Get your facts straight.

 

 

  • Weber North America: Importer and Official Distributor of Weber Carburetors for the North American Market.
  • Redline Weber: Large Distributor of Weber Carburetors, Kits, and Components.
  • Weber Carbs Direct: Distributor of Weber Carburetors, Weber Carb Conversion kits and Weber spare parts.
  • Weber Italy: Original Manufacturer.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:25 PM

Goodness. ^

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

The question here is does it work like a carb?


It obviously is a re-cast of the body I would only worry I the holes on the jets are off center or something like that

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

Or it's impossible to tune due to a casting defect,

The problem with returning things is most of the time you pay return shipping and a restocking fee...

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:33 PM

That is a genuine Weber, made in china
The made in spain Weber (which Redline sells) is higher quality.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

Its not a real Weber... the easiest way to tell is that the cover is black. Genuine Webers are all white. 

 

 

 

 

Both Redline and Webers Direct should be selling actual Webers so I would return it and tell them you want a real one. If not, ask for a refund. 


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

China are masters of the counterfeit trade. You want a Weber get a Weber not some POS.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

Its not a real Weber... the easiest way to tell is that the cover is black. Genuine Webers are all white. 

 

 

 

 

Both Redline and Webers Direct should be selling actual Webers so I would return it and tell them you want a real one. If not, ask for a refund. 

 

HUH? Electric choke element you mean? That's the only cover I can think of? :confused: Mine I just bought is black and is stamped Weber, made in Spain.

popcorn.gif Good Grief!  This topic and what people think is a genuine part is confusing me. :crying:  I don't know what is real anymore! Am I real? Are any of us real or just someone else's imagination? Or are we all vegetables and being fed our lives through dreams by The Matrix? :frantics:

 

On a different note, I don't know Weber Carbs Direct return policy as I have bought parts from them, but never had to return any. I do know my experience returning a part with Redline was a pain! They sent me the wrong part, rebuild kit for a DFEV, I ordered a DGEV kit, my receipt and email said so. The salesperson was rude and wanted me to pay a restocking fee, and shipping both ways, I had to "get medieval on his ass" to get the right parts without paying more than I originally did. After that experience... SCREW THE ALMIGHTY REDLINE!

 

Best thing to do is call Weber Carbs Direct and let them know your concerns with the carb. That thing does look pretty scarred up. Then again, how do the venturis, , chokes and throats, jets, and overall visable interior of the carb look? That is the part that truly matters.

 

And on that note, I am going to bed!


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

"That is a cheap knock off made in China....definitely not a genuine Redline Weber"

 

 

 

 

Redline DOES NOT own or manufacture Weber carburetors. They only sell them. Get your facts straight.

 

 

 

 

Excusssssse me.....
I'm well aware that Redline does not manufacture Webers......and thought that was a given'
 
How's this...
Genuine Weber From Redline
 
Whatever.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:27 PM

The easiest way to tell the difference......is..... the top cover.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:30 PM

HUH? Electric choke element you mean? That's the only cover I can think of? :confused: Mine I just bought is black and is stamped Weber, made in Spain.
popcorn.gif Good Grief! This topic and what people think is a genuine part is confusing me. :crying: I don't know what is real anymore! Am I real? Are any of us real or just someone else's imagination? Or are we all vegetables and being fed our lives through dreams by The Matrix? :frantics:

On a different note, I don't know Weber Carbs Direct return policy as I have bought parts from them, but never had to return any. I do know my experience returning a part with Redline was a pain! They sent me the wrong part, rebuild kit for a DFEV, I ordered a DGEV kit, my receipt and email said so. The salesperson was rude and wanted me to pay a restocking fee, and shipping both ways, I had to "get medieval on his ass" to get the right parts without paying more than I originally did. After that experience... SCREW THE ALMIGHTY REDLINE!

Best thing to do is call Weber Carbs Direct and let them know your concerns with the carb. That thing does look pretty scarred up. Then again, how do the venturis, , chokes and throats, jets, and overall visable interior of the carb look? That is the part that truly matters.

And on that note, I am going to bed!


We are all real, unless we are made in China.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

HUH? Electric choke element you mean? That's the only cover I can think of? :confused: Mine I just bought is black and is stamped Weber, made in Spain.

 

Yes sorry, choke element cover. 

 

 

There was a website stating the differences, let me see if I can find it.

 

 

 

Edit: http://genuineweber.blogspot.com/


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:19 PM


"That is a cheap knock off made in China....definitely not a genuine Redline Weber"





Excusssssse me.....
I'm well aware that Redline does not manufacture Webers......and thought that was a given'

How's this...
Genuine Weber From Redline

Whatever.




Dude didn't like you saying that thing was definitely not a genuine Redline Weber..

The only Dick that made my mouth water. Thank you sir.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:01 PM

Spaghetti is fake ass chow mein. The best thing about the redline Weber is the badass 70's box it comes in! Dune buggys, maserati, Baja pick up. Makes cars look fun, easy and childish.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

We are all real, unless we are made in China.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:10 PM

Get the manual choke, it will save your ass a tow truck ride if you have a vacuum leak or clogged jet. I had to use the choke on mine as a throttle cable a couple times.