Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by MaxxVolume, Jan 12, 2018.
'71 VW Super Beetle, dual Dellorto 36 DRLAs.
Last multi-carb car I owned was the 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite that I became enamored of after I parted ways with Uncle Sam in 1980. Twin SU side-drafts that were a PITA to keep synced. I dumped a ton of $$ into rebuilding the engine, trans, and drivetrain on the thing and sold it for a pittance when the electrical system went Full Lucas. I was never so happy to see something towed away from where I was standing.
Owned quite a few bikes with multiple carbs and my '04 Bonneville is dual carburetor equipped. They went to FI a few model years later.
LOL never heard it put quite that way before
1968 Cortina GT w. 2x Weber 48
68 Masaratti 4 twin barrel down draft webers
65 Alpha Romero twin 2 barrel side draft webers
Plenty of Jags (1951-1961) twin side draft SU carbs
I also had the 1972 Datsun 240Z only I wish I still had it. Loved that car.
Lucas, Prince of Darkness.
Our motto, Home before nightfall.
Nice! I had a '74-1/2 260Z with the twin side drafts. That car was so fast it scared me. It only lasted a couple of years, but it was great.
rBuckner, glad to hear your 72 Z is still rolling.
Nice. My mom bought a 1970 Mk ll new. I was 14 at the time and of course hell bent on her getting the Lotus, but could not convince her to upgrade. Having had a MGTF when I was very young she was also looking at the Datsun 2000 roadster, but went with the Cortina. A few years later she went back to a British ragtop and got a Triumph Spitfire with a removable hardtop. Being a girly girl, she of course she had to name it Topo Gigio.
Wouldn't that make it a Fiat?
Yes, a Topolino.
Re the Topolino, "Does this car make me look fiat?".
Nope. Topo Gigio was the Italian mouse puppet on the Ed Sullivan show.
People "of a certain age" knew that. Senor Wences. Also, the head in the box of few words.
Yes we do. We also witnessed Grandpa Giovanola, born in 1892, toss the ubiquitous blue chip stamp store's 5 lb emerald green ashtray across the den at the 15" b&w TV when the Beatles aired on Ed's Really Big Shoe. It was the end of civilization as far as he was concerned.
Yes i know I once took to 132mph
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