Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by MaxxVolume, Jan 12, 2018.
'72 Alfa Spider, 2 dual side draft Dellortos.
'74 Maserati Bora, 4 dual down draft Webers.
'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
Lucas prince of darkness my frist car lass a Morris Minor with no engine or transmission or any electrical but I was fourteen so had the time many trips to the junk yard later got it working leaned all about Lucas knowing abut it did not make me like it though
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
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV in red...fell in love with these after seeing a few at Lime Rock, CT. Sometime around 1985, I found a decent one that had the stupid SPICA injection...prayed to the induction gods that it would fail and sure enough...a few weeks later the pump jammed. Took a ride back to Gaston Andrey's garage, where I had spotted a notice for a complete 40mm DCOE set up for an Alfa, got the phone number and made the score. Grabbed a few accessories from FAZA, before Al Cosentino's business faded into the Florida sun...upturned velocity stacks and some real magnesium Cromodora wheels. Put 215x60 Comp TA's on those.. fit perfectly. Heavier coils and Koni racing shocks all the way around..Mallory 50,000 volt racing coil and MSD ignition..all just made life more miserable for the 3rd gear synchro that already had a hard life. Lot's of fun, but I could see where this was going...deteriorating rocker panels and such..and I sold it. Several years later, I almost had a heart attack when walking through my small town...and right through town goes a car on a trailer that could have been the twin...or maybe...You could have knocked me over with a feather.
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