Customer Testimonials

Anyone in business will tell you that their business is the best in the industry, which means nothing when the comment comes from the business itself. In the end, a company's reputation is what will speak the loudest, and reputation isn't something that can be faked.

If you want to talk to my customers, I encourage you to inquire about me on any of the Cobra or street rod forums. In the meanwhile, I'll share some of the emails I've received from my customers.

I am very thankful to all the customers who have called and written notes over the years to tell me they are happy with their carburetion system. I have saved many of the written ones.

Each customer below has given his permission allowing me to use his "testimonial", for which I am very grateful.

Jim Johnson

Jim, 
I got the carbs balanced and the car is now running. I also want to say that you had the mixture screws dialed in exactly. While I tweaked them both up and down, either way hurt, so they ended up exactly where you had them set.

There was no hesitation thru the transition circuits, no popping in the exhaust, the car just wanted to run.

All in all, while this upgrade was labor intensive, it was one of the cleaner installs I've done. Everything fit, everything worked, and I'm sure the carb linkage would have been spot on, if I hadn't removed the carbs from the intake to facilitate the install.

In any case, I'm glad I went with you on this setup as it's been a pleasure working with both the kit and with you.

Jim, feel free to use my comments. I was very pleased with the whole project. 

Jim Johnson

Bruce Eide

Hey Jim!
 
A fast note to tell you just how COOL your 8-stack Weber induction set is!! I've got it on display in my office. Seems too pretty to subject to the grimey environs of a street racer... but I will anyway!! I consider myself privileged to be an owner of such a rare piece of engineering. Thanks a MILLION for creating this way cool stuff Jim. 
 
Bruce Eide
Vern Eide Motorcars, Inc.

Chris in New Zealand

My carbs arrived yesterday - you've probably heard this many times before, but they look fabulous - like jewelry (at least they do to a petrol head like me)

Thank you for fabulous service and for being available in terms of communication, it gives me great confidence that if I encounter any issues, you'll be there to help.

I'll keep you posted with installation progress. Thanks again for a great experience in purchasing from you, it was pleasantly refreshing to receive the personalized support and benefits of your 'weber wisdom' we have had throughout the process.

Regards
Chris in New Zealand

Dick Blaine

In 1982 you built a set of weber 48's (with 30 chokes and special jets) for my Ardun engine on my home built manifold. The first set of jets didn't work well but you created a new set that worked fine. I always appreciated the personal service you gave me. I think you might be interested that after 40 years on the road (67,000 miles and 48 states) your setup is still going! Looking back I made the right decision on buying one of your systems. 

Thanks, Dick Blaine.

Dennis Proud

You built me a setup a few years back. Best move I did on my 1933 HENRY fORD roadster. Everyone at shows loves the look of the Webers. I do believe that it helped me win the Concorse de Elegance, St Regis in Dana Point.
                             
Dennis Proud

Mark Elder

Hi Jim

The manifold and bits have arrived. It is a thing of beauty. You have done a great job for which I am very grateful.

Thanks once again.

Mark Elder
New Zealand

Chris Butkiewicz

Good morning Jim,
Attached is a picture (although not very good) of the induction unit you put together for me a while back. Thought you might like to see your work on the finished motor. It runs really well and is a lot of fun to drive. Have had several offers from people interested in purchasing the motor but I think I'm just going to have some fun with it for a while. 

Thanks again.
Chris Butkiewicz

Sean McDougall

Holy smokes these look absolutely amazing ....... I mean I’m speechless. Far more amazing in person than on the site. Your work is top shelf. Thanks so much for such a beautiful induction system. I look forward to keeping you posted and sending pictures upon installation. 

Sean McDougall

Bill Corwin

The car runs like a bat out of hell!!!! It is so much smoother and faster than than old tri power I had on the car.....Very fun to drive and I’m very happy with it! Oh yeah, when I hit the pedal to the floor, my car takes off instantly with no hesitation and you can feel the torque!! Great sound too!!!

Bill Corwin

François Clavien

I just wanted to thank you for your fantastic work ! I received it on Monday and I'm in heaven. It is superb! 

I will send photos when it's installed.

Thank you a thousand times,
François Clavien, Switzerland

Jim Wak

We finally got the intake installed two weeks ago & everything was going fine. Your documentation made setting up the carburetors a snap. 
Jim Wak

Brad Knoll

All is well. 700 hp and huge torque at 6000 rpm...We did not spin it up any higher during our pull. We did not have to change any jets or extra parts in the kit. Thank you very much for a Weber build that was well done.

Brad Knoll

Ray Seider

Car is great and drives really well. I’ve never had pedal response like this. 

Ray Seider

Steve Paulson

Sorry I didn't tell you this before Jim but I've just been too dumbfounded by my new purchase to thank you. So, thank you! Your work is awesomely beautiful. Words don't do it justice. I am happy and grateful for your efforts. 

Steve Paulson

Aaron Chepenek

Carbs arrived safe and sound.…they look incredible…thank you for including the manifold gasket…made life a lot easier not having to track one down. You are an artist.

Thanks again couldn’t be happier

Aaron Chepenek

Aaron

Jeffrey dropped the engine and carbs off at Lesco in San Luis Obisbo to have the manifold port-matched to the heads and flowed. The owner saw it and said "Jim Inglese must've built those Webers, they're perfect."

 Aaron 

Bob Natkin

After 2 -3 years of running the original calibration, I got fed up with very rich idle and popping and burping going from the idle to the main circuit and called you up to order the "street" chokes, jets , correctors emulsion tubes, etc. It took me all of 45 minutes to change out the chokes, jets, emulsion tubes, air correctors, etc and the after syncing all four carb/8 throats, the car ran beautifully and still does.

Bob Natkin

Tracy

Jim:

Thanks for all your advice. I ran my Lotus at Blackhawk Farm Raceway on Sunday. I ran my personal best with a 1:25.218, two seconds faster than my previous best. The engine did not die, it ran stronger than ever. Thanks for all your help and advice. It took me four years to straighten the Webers out and you are the one who made that happen.

To the King of Webers!

Thanks

Tracy

Ken Moorehouse, Canada

Hi Jim.  I picked up the carbs & valve covers (from Canadian Customs) this morning and took the carbs and put them on top of the engine and am pleased to say they look fabulous!  I’m sure nothing else, including a blower, could look any more impressive.  There’s just nothing like a second childhood! 

More later.

-Ken Moorehouse, Canada

Shawn Lidon

Jim,

The Webers look amazing!!

Thank you for the great work and attention to detail!!!

Shawn Lidon, Washington

Brian Spatz

Hello Mr Inglese,

We recently installed the Cobra weber setup with Daytona coupe stacks on a CSX8000. The system looks and sounds amazing. The car runs great. I just wanted to thank you for your help. I understand now why everyone in the Shelby world recommends buying from you.

Regards,

Brian Spatz

Dan Moriarty

Hi Jim,

Sorry I did not send this sooner. I got the rebuilt Weber back in place and the engine

fired up for the first time in over 20 years.

Great job, Thanks.

Dan Moriarty

Bill Cohron

Jim,

Just wanted to let you know that the engine is finally together and I got it fired up this weekend. This thing sounds quite mean and I really can't wait to get the car finished up just so I can see what this does on the street. I am impressed at how easily the engine fired up without having to touch the carbs at all, although I really hadn't expected any less. You, sir, know your shit... As they say. :-)

Anyway, I've included a link our YouTube channel with videos of the engine and intake. I hope you find them enjoyable.

Thanks again for a great product and great service.

Take care and God bless.

Bill Cohron

Power Hungry Performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE7lokNDfhE&list=PLY6ZK8fvBHhB405GimgNwDrM8j1HgkFIa

Don Reedy

Here are a few photos of my 23 T roadster with a Chevy 383 stroker and 4x48-IDA Webers. I built in 1981 and still own today. Without the expertise of Jim Inglese it would not be functional today. I sent the Weber carbs and manifold to him along with the specs, and he re-jetted the carbs for me. When the carbs were returned to me all I had to do is bolt them back on drop in the distributor and set the timing. I have never touched them since. The response on these Webers is immediate and I couldn't be happier! This guy is a Weber God!    

Don Reedy  

Frederick. Maryland

Mark C. Schlegel

Good Afternoon Jim

I know we have talked a few times but I wanted to pass my success with the 8 stack system built for me.

Jim I am generally not one to sing the praises of any particular product, But the weber system is just that good. The 347 stroker in the Daytona when I bought it was great but no low end torque, by switching carburation to webers has lit up this engine. I now have torque from just off idle all the way up to 6500 it’s a completely different motor and a car that’s now much more fun to drive.

I just wanted to say thanks for such a great product and service. The whole process of build and ordering was a great experience Thank to both you and john

Mark C. Schlegel

Lionel Koyumba

Exxxxcellent work with John Van de Kraak on my Cobra, cheers mate ! Still a lot to go on, but it's going to be absolutely bloody brilliant.  Hands up to James Inglese for keeping up such quality, it is tremendous. 

Lionel Koyumba, France

Gary Andersen

Jim,

I just wanted to tell you that I am very impressed with the looks, performance, and the throttle response of these new carbs! You did a fantastic job on the build, matching to my engine specs, and the car runs better than I could ever have imagined. I can’t believe how fast the engine response is when I rev it up a little. It is instant, which surprised me since they are still attached to a standard 4 barrel manifold. I take my car to car shows and I’m sure that a lot of people will be asking about these carburetors, and I’ll be telling them who to call. Thank you Jim!

Gary Andersen (twin sidedrafts on 4-barrel intake manifold)
Bellevue, NE.

Dusty Brown

We made it to the first car show with it.  Lots of attention!!  And a lot of comments on tuning the webers.  I read the writeup you had on your website before I went and was able to give a little more info to the guys asking.  Especially about having a correct tune makes them wonderful.  Two guys in particular were extremely impressed with the starting and throttle response since you tuned these based on engine and location values we provided.  I'm sure this is old hat to you, but very impressive.  They couldn't get over how easy it started and ran.  

I am blown away at how the setup doesn't seem to be affected by temperature or humidity like my old 4 barrels were.  Thank you thank you thank you!!    

Other than that, I've missed that sound they produce and can't get over the different power bands they have.  Seems like the further you push the more they love to open up.  :)  I feel like Tim the Tool Man when you rev the engine.

---Dusty Brown

Kyle Schoenberger

Hey Jim,

I was able to finish (mostly) the tuning procedure today. That car drives great now! Like you mentioned, just the drivability has improved dramatically… she starts and idles perfectly when cold (for California), idles much smoother than before when warm, and the throttle response is wicked. Absolutely instant. I’m definitely going to need some stickier tires! 

Big nod to your tuning procedure though, it's spot on. 

– Kyle Schoenberger, California

Tony Lewis

Jim,

Installed your parts in the carbs set to your recommendations. I especially like the consistent torque values throughout the entire RPM range. I am sure this is due to the Crower Cam specs that you recommended to me. 

You were also spot on with all of the parts you sent me for my 48 IDA Weber set up, with the correct jets, holders, emulsion tubes, main jets, air correctors and accelerator pumps.

This thing started right up with very little adjustments. Thank you!! Jim, you are the Boar Hog when it comes to setting up Weber’s!!

Great job. 555HP/502 ft lbs.  Maintained those numbers throughout the pull to 6500 rpm. Again, thanks for all your help,

---Tony Lewis (smallblock Ford 302/363 stroker)

Joe Wanas

Jim,

Carbs r on bubbletop everything went smooth. There were no surprises. U did a great job setting them up.  I drove it.  U.can lug it in 6th gear at 1200RPM’s and it pulls smooth. No chatter. Feels like fuel injection.

Tks,
Joe Wanas

Richard Hill

Jim,

Thanks for this 2xIDFs to 4bll setup. What attention to workmanship and detail. This SBC powered'39 plymouth rat p/u has never looked so good.

Thanks Again
Richard Hill

Jon Gould

Hi Jim,

I can’t thank you enough for your parts and advise. At this point the engine is running awesome.  If I need any further parts to fine tune you will hear from me. You have saved me an impossible amount of time. If you have anywhere to post reviews or recommendation to your site I will gladly do it.

Best regards
Jon Gould

Brad Knoll

Jim
Your jetting was perfect. A dozen pulls were made on the dyno only adjustments that were made were mixture screws and linkage.  Nothing internal

Brad Knoll

Garrett Holm

Just wanted to say thank you for the awesome intake you built me in such a quick time frame!  It looks amazing and I am excited to get it installed when the car is ready….thank you again for producing such an amazing product.  I will make sure to send photos (hopefully this summer) once the project is complete.

Garrett Holm

Tony Lewis

 Jim,

Finished the Unique Motorcar replica of CSX 2001 this week. I appreciate all of your help with the Webers. All of your calculations and parts were dead on as usual. The power out of the 302/ 362 Dart block and heads topped off with the Webers is crazy. The little guy is turning out almost 600 HP and sounds awesome.  

Thank you again.

Tony Lewis