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Model Technical and Interest => Aurelia => Topic started by: Jay on 01 April, 2014, 07:41:21 AM

Title: Dutch Aurelia 3C
Post by: Jay on 01 April, 2014, 07:41:21 AM
Not sure if this site has been mentioned before, I couldn’t find any references. I't's a Dutch Aurelia restoration, but the owner made his own 3C manifold designing and casting it from scratch.

Requires a lot of Google translating

Title: Re: Dutch Aurelia 3C
Post by: Charles T on 02 April, 2014, 09:04:16 PM

I have seen this page from the same author in English:

You may also be able to get back to the English version of this website but I could not find it.

Title: Re: Dutch Aurelia 3C
Post by: GG on 03 April, 2014, 12:14:54 PM
Saw this setup at Sliding Pillar 2013, done with Martin Willems help.

Francosport also goes by the name of Classic Lancias, very passionate about his Aurelias, and has been involved in fabrication of a number of SS parts (bumpers, brake parts).

Title: Re: Dutch Aurelia 3C
Post by: chriswgawne on 03 April, 2014, 02:26:55 PM
IMHO the triple carb set ups (and the twin carbs as well but to a lesser extent) for Aurelias look lovely as they definitely fill an empty space but they seem to be of limited value for any car which the owner intends driving only on the road.
A re-jetted single Weber 40DCL/Z with opened out chokes sitting on a well built carefully run in engine is perfectly satisfactory.
Having said that I have twin Webers on my race car and also the B20 we have owned since 1978 but slow running can be a problem due to worn butterfly shafts and also the jets need to be reduced to avoid over fuelling.
Twin Weber 36's are a much better bet for the 2.5l engine.

Title: Re: Dutch Aurelia 3C
Post by: Charles T on 28 April, 2014, 07:40:13 PM

I read you comments on carburettor set up with interest.
I have also been having problems with the idle phase and have not yet got to the bottom of it, the principle problem being with stalling from standing or slow running.  This is with a pair of 40DCZ's on a 2.5L engine (S6).

I assume that 36DCZ carburettors are not easy to obtain, and then would need some adjustment to fit and also tune.
Would it really make enough difference to the usability of the car to make the whole exercise worthwhile, given the probable expense involved?
In my case, I am not likely to be doing any racing and I have not been able to make a direct comparison with another similar car.