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Northern California Weber (maybe Mikuni) tuning day anyone?

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I have made the acquaintance of a guy who has been mentioned here more than a few times. Keith Franck knows an amazing amount of information about the Weber side-draft DCOE carbs, and has invented and manufactured a number of innovations. Just last weekend, he had a 'tuning day' for Lotus owners who's cars use Weber side-draft carbs. He offered to include us Datsun peeps but it was really too late to set this up.

I am wondering if we have enough people who would attend a Tuning Day for us Datsun guys with Webers?

I have a friend with a restoration shop who would be willing to host in Sonoma CA... (Keith lives in the Martinez area).

We could have a BBQ and maybe even a drive, the roads through Napa and Sonoma are amazing!

Sound off if you're interested...

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I'm a new owner of triple 151s... and i'm interested. I'm in alameda and would love to trek up north :)

I'm actually still trying to perfect my linkage, however tuning advice and help would be amazing!

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Damn! I would but I'm on the other end of the nation............

And Mitchell, you are one of the people I would love to see there. I am thinking we could film it and make it a Youtube Video?

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I think that is enough interest. I will talk to Keith Franck and see if I can make this happen soon. The shop it will take place at is called Original Customs in Sonoma CA. It is a restoration shop that does a lot of Porsche work but has done some Datsun work. In fact, there is a 280Z in the shop right now. He is a master welder and fabricator and builds cages as well.

Mark, the owner would prefer a Sunday as his shop week starts on Sunday and is closed on Saturday. We can have a BBQ, but we will have to organize that ourselves.

For those of you who are not aware, Keith makes the fuel level tool and hypojets. If he can't help you tune your carbs, your carbs are probably not the problem...

Here is a link to Keith's webstore with a few of his innovations - http://www.webstore.com/82598,owner_id,other_items

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You Mikuni guys, Keith when asked if he could speak to tuning these and other types of carbs said that the 'physics' are the same... That said, we now have 4 guys who are for sure showing up...

Conedodger

Silverstreak

LeonV

Spitz17

I will update this list as we go along... We need 10-12. Don't make me invite my Porsche friends with their downdrafts!

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Announcing The ClassicZcars.com Triple-Trouble Carb Clinic! Sponsored by Original Customs Restoration and Repair.

October 14th, 2012 10am till we get it right...

The Guru in Attendance will be Keith Franck who some of you may know as an expert on our triple Weber carbs. Maker of some of the tastiest innovations available to get the most out of your triples! Keith retired after 32 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and his application of scientific principles to our carbs has resulted in improvements that no one dreamed of when we bolted these on!

Also, this is hosted and sponsored by Original Customs Restoration and Repair - Meet Mark DeBernardi the owner and proprietor. His shop does amazing rust repair work and fabrication. He can build you an engine or a cage, his vision is legendary in the sports car world!

Original Customs http://www.originalcustoms.com/

19660 Eighth Street East - Suite C

Sonoma, CA

About a mile Northeast of Sonoma Square...

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Thanks again Rob for signing us up.

On a side note: I saw a video on YouTube of your car with Bill (Silverstreak) on the track! I have been instructed and driven with Bill multiple times at NCRC Events! Class act guy, will you be attending the Laguna Seca days with NCRC coming up in October?

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Spitz although I have done probably a 1000 autocrosses, I have only done about 5 track days. For that reason, I will be staying away from Laguna Seca for a while yet...

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What a neat resource for you guys.

If I can't sell you Hitachis, the least I can do is not begrudge you good luck. We're funny that way.

Ha Bruce! I do have a set of core SU carbs sitting around somewhere with a manifold that I almost rebuilt and put on when I was frustrated with my 'triple-trouble'. But they aren't the flat-tops. Not sure what boat they are preventing from drifting...

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Rob, sorry I just got back from Long Beach (drove down to the japanese classic car show!) with the new triples (awesome, but popping on pedal-off-throttle)... so i just read your PM.

October is now looking bad for me :( I am headed out of country 2nd week of October and won't be back until November. I wish it could be sooner (Sept.), but hopefully you can set up more types of get togethers like this in the future. Thanks again all!

_Cat

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Be sure to let me know if you're coming. I can have up to a dozen guys according to Keith. If I don't get anymore Datsun guys, I'm opening this up to some Porsche friends...

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