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Weber DCOE rebuild

I’ve been restoring a 190SL for an owner and part of the task involves rebuilding it’s non standard DCOE carbs. A lot of W121’s were fitted with these over years to get around the problems thrown up by the awful Solex side draft carbs originally fitted.

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Work shop 7 006Carb on the right is in as is condition with blocked jets and water damge 

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As can be seen in the left photo the chokes have signs of water from the fuel supply.Carb on the right after stripping ,wet blasting and rebuilding.

Below is how the original fuel pipe looked before restoration .

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Below the original pipe after replating the pipe and ferules with the ends resoldered back in place.

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Temporary mock up of the rear carb in place.

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More shop tools..

I made my own bead rolling machine a while back using a Kohler chimney pipe cutter frame ..used for cutting chimney pipeand crimping the ends so it can be slid together. most of the machine was missing which made it ideal for it’s new purpose. I made the dies from B1 steel for long life. I made a bunch of different dies before when i made a boot floor for a 1960 Buick electra 225.

Here’s a set i made this week for dong Mercedes Floor panels.

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Roughed out on my Arad Romanian monster lathe…

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Semi finished with a radius to match the original mercedes grooves.

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mounted on the Kohler frame with a grub screw to lock it on the shaft. The reason the rollers are different sizes are because the Kohler gears were two different sizes….