Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 98
Advice needed on how to remove and replace Weber IDA 3C galley plugs

I am rebuilding my Weber IDA 3C's. I need to remove the lead (?) galley plugs so I can completely clean the gallies.

Does anyone have any advice on how to remove the plugs? Also any advice on replacing them would be much appreciated.
Old 11-02-2016, 04:21 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 6,992
Drill them. Start small and then use correspondingly larger bits to remove all the lead without touching the carburetor body.

I've used small lead fishing weights and modified them to suit, but you may be able to find small lead balls at McMaster-Carr.
__________________
Steve Weiner
Rennsport Systems
Portland Oregon
(503) 244-0990
porsche@rennsportsystems.com
www.rennsportsystems.com
Old 11-02-2016, 11:16 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,231
Shot Gun Cartridge manufacturers - I bought a jar weighing about 2 lbs 5 years ago and will never run out.

You will need a small punch to tap them down and we made one which puts the same 'witness' in the pug as the original.
Old 11-03-2016, 12:49 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 6,992
Chris,

Most shot shells are now steel in this country.
__________________
Steve Weiner
Rennsport Systems
Portland Oregon
(503) 244-0990
porsche@rennsportsystems.com
www.rennsportsystems.com
Old 11-04-2016, 09:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,231
We still use lead here in the UK and I can't imagine using steel shot in the barrel of my old Purdey - the very idea is scary.

.

Last edited by chris_seven; 11-05-2016 at 12:58 AM..
Old 11-05-2016, 12:53 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 98
Any thoughts on putting a small dab of jb weld over the lead plug once I install them as insurance?
Old 11-05-2016, 04:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 6,992
Quote:
Originally Posted by tornik550 View Post
Any thoughts on putting a small dab of jb weld over the lead plug once I install them as insurance?
I sure would never do such a thing. One day, you'll need access and its far easier to drill out the lead plugs, compared to doing the same and having that mess all over the carb bodies.

Plus, it will really devalue them.
__________________
Steve Weiner
Rennsport Systems
Portland Oregon
(503) 244-0990
porsche@rennsportsystems.com
www.rennsportsystems.com
Old 11-06-2016, 12:39 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,231
Henry Schmidt taps the galleries and fits a 'grub' screw with a Loctite sealant.
Old 11-06-2016, 01:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:46 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.