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- Oct 5, 2007
- '86 Sierra iS, '70 Cortina, '90 Sierra, '04 RS182
Do you mean just replacing the contact breaker, or completely distributorless? In any case, why is this necessary?
Replacing the contact breaker, distributorless would probably be a bit too much work/cost for the gains it provides. As the 924 uses a bosch distributor, I'm 99% sure there is a simple (and cheap) bolt on option to get rid of the current breaker setup. I haven't got time to list all the reasons why ditching the breakers is sensible.
Anyway, Anorak stuff:
The Webers arrived today, and I'm not sure from which car they are from originally. The model is 40DCOE80 and 40DCOE81, which means they are reasonably old to begin with (and have been as a pair from new). They have the older style float covers (With "Weber Bologna" rather than "Weber Italy") with brass floats and no power jet "winglets". This and the fact that they have steel throttle shafts would date them approx 1965 ? 1975 (Older ones had brass throttle shafts).. Though the carburettor bodies don't have bypass valves which were introduced in early 1970's IIRC. The carbs have Alfa Romeo specific auxilary venturis (no space for a sleeved velocity stack), but the upper velocity stack mounting holes have threads in them which most Alfa romeo DCOE's don't have.. Strange. Well, I googled the model numbers and ended up with an original part number for one of these:
Yeah. The carburettors were almost certainly used on other Alfa Romeos as well, but at least one can brag that they are original equipment in a car worth $500 000(?)
Condition-wise they are excellent, with some parts missing (which was known to begin with), but the important and expensive stuff is there. They can (..and will, regardless of whether Lastsoul chooses to buy them) be restored to perfect, as new condition.
I'll post pictures if they become relevant regarding the 924