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Solex twin 40 carbs

PostPost by: Chancer » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:30 am

I was at a r?d?rie (flea market, car boot sale) here in France and thought that I had stumbled on a pair of Weber carbs, or maybe Dellortos but no, they were Solex 40 ADD somethingorothers, looked pretty much identical.

The castings said that they were made in Italy.

Anyone come across them or know what they were fitted to?

Have I just missed out on buying the last piece of unobtanium? :D
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:27 pm

I'm sure one can make a lotus twincam run on a pair of solex/mikuni carbs, but I prefer sticking with the wider base of webers to get spares and tuning information...
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:36 pm

http://www.rmcarburetors.net/

some information on Mikuni / Solex PHH side draft carbs - it says:

" ADDHE C40 Solex made in Italy, found on vehicles such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300"

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PostPost by: Chancer » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:23 pm

My googling showed up a Porsche 356 :shock:

At ?100 I was not going to take a punt.

Seller told me they are original Equipment on a Peugeot 106 :roll: :roll:

These looked very very old and tampered with, the aux vent holes were plugged with blobs of ?poxy, there were a couple of hand fabricated inlet manifolds that I would have bought just for inspiration, like most sellers around here his pricing was delusional.
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PostPost by: davidj » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:34 am

I remember seeing some fitted onto a Lancia Fulvia.
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