Lancia Motor Club Forum Banner
21 November, 2019, 06:55:54 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: carbs  (Read 1427 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Scarpia
Lapsed
Rebel Poster
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 723



« on: 02 February, 2008, 11:06:09 PM »

as reported last year I discovered fractures in the venturis in both carbs on my car.The metal is an aluminium composite and is very prone to disintegration as it becomes brittle with age.Pieces had already loosened and were in danger of being consumed by the engine.Reluctantly I began to look for replacements. The venturi's are seperate sleeves that are shrunk into place by heating and cooling the carb bodies and trying to remove the original parts is a risky process.As the carbs are impossible to find and rather fragile nobody seemed willing to attempt the work.

I'm pleased to say that a dutch company (full report to follow) has now made perfect replacements and completely rebuilt the carbs to new condition. 
I will place a further description with photo's of the restoration but my camera packed up yesterday.For now here is a photo of the twin carbs before the restoration.You can see the abarth manifold and air filters.The carburettor(s) are the original type as supplied by lancia (but two instead of one of course.)


* twin carbs.jpg (201.71 KB, 851x587 - viewed 214 times.)
« Last Edit: 03 February, 2008, 09:26:14 AM by Scarpia » Logged
Scarpia
Lapsed
Rebel Poster
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 723



« Reply #1 on: 27 February, 2008, 08:22:55 PM »

Here a couple of photos as promised. You can clearly see the brittle failure of the originals next to a first test replacement.
The zeniths are completely rebuilt with remanufacture of spindles, butterfly valves and the venturis of course.Effectively new units once more.
I can recommend BCCP as the only specialist that was willing to try this job and the clinical conditions of their workshop.True specialists in every respect.


* venturis.jpg (94.26 KB, 550x412 - viewed 186 times.)

* carbs in car.jpg (156.8 KB, 550x412 - viewed 181 times.)
Logged
Scarpia
Lapsed
Rebel Poster
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 723



« Reply #2 on: 27 February, 2008, 08:30:06 PM »

and a photo of one of the carb's before and the new venturi's (just visible inside) in situ..


* carb before.jpg (202.51 KB, 950x712 - viewed 174 times.)

* new venturis.jpg (110.31 KB, 450x337 - viewed 192 times.)
Logged
Scarpia
Lapsed
Rebel Poster
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 723



« Reply #3 on: 27 February, 2008, 08:31:32 PM »

and finally folks,
I know its a bit scruffy but there is a lot to cram into that space.Fettling comes later...


* engine bay.jpg (226.36 KB, 650x487 - viewed 202 times.)
« Last Edit: 27 February, 2008, 08:36:16 PM by Scarpia » Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact the Forum Administrator

LMC Forum copyright © 2007 - 2018 Lancia Motor Club Ltd

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines