On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 5:23 PM Dennis Thompson <dennistnz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 5:22 PM Dennis Thompson <dennistnz@xxxxxxxxx>
What an amazing coincidence. My Lotus replica also runs a Fiat 125 motor
with twin 40 DCOE Webers.
The carbs were set up on a Lynx manifold by Weber Specs, and it uses a
single cable from underneath between the carbs. To avoid any hot areas,
such as exhaust my cable runs around the front of the motor, then back to
It is probably quite a crude set-up in today's terms, but it works well
with double return spring.
I've attached a few pics to hopefully show you what I mean. Happy to
send more if required. Good luck with your project. The Fiat motor
certainly gives the car plenty of grunt.
PS File size was too big, so i will try sending photos one at a time.
On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 9:43 AM Hartley, Robin (Nokia - NZ/Wellington) <
Regarding choice of cable arrangement on the carbs, the answer is
The relative position between the carbs & throttle peddle, bonnet
clearance, exhaust location etc will all come into play.
Also what throttle peddle you are using & what linkages etc come with
the carbs guide the choice.
Are you following some one else’s design or are you working from scratch?
What motor are you using?
The more info you can provide the more the club members can contribute.
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From: *Phil Christophersen* <omanu1947@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Subject: homebuilt questions
First, you don't know me, but I'm in Katikati, now retired and am
building a Lotus Seven copy.
I have 2 questions I hope you can help me with.
1. I'm skinning the car and are wondering which grade of aluminum to
use. Hoping to use 5052 H34 @ 1.2mm and 1.6mm thickness but it's difficult
to get. Any idea of what is the second choice?
2 It has two DCOE carbs, how do I choose between twin cable upper or
lower, or single cable upper or lower?
Really hope someone knows!
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