1976 1300 SL - Otis

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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby GeorgeG93 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:53 pm

I shan't be trying that then heh!
Also just somehow managed to get hold of a manifold to fit a Nikki carb or possibly a similar Weber, they're not quite sure what it is... Still can't complain though!
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby hbpeter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:17 pm

The manifolds for the Nikki and Weber are similar but not quite the same where the carb bolts on. Measure and check before you buy a carb!!

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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby GeorgeG93 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:37 pm

Yeah I heard they were very similar, I hope it's a Weber one though! I just found in the shed a Weber 32/34 DMTL... Hopefully ill be able to find some use for this, they're supposedly good carbs with good progression and were used on a few different cars. Would be nice to have it on the Viva but if it doesn't fit I'm sure ill fine a use for it!
Will also, weather permitting, be putting a Bosch alternator on tomorrow to replace the AC Delco one I managed to mess up... Not going to go into that...
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby ADRIAN » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:02 pm

Manifolds for Nikki carbs were specially made by Brown & Geeson who were sole importers of these carbs from Japan - hence they all had B & G cast into them.
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby GeorgeG93 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:38 pm

Hmm must be a Nikki carb one then I guess! How much different are the mountings for the Nikki carb and a Weber carb? What Weber is usually modified to fit?
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby hbpeter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:56 pm

You would have to make an adapter plate to the manifold. Usual Weber is a 28/36 DCD I think.

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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby ADRIAN » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:13 am

No, you cant fit a weber DCD to this manifold as the Nikki was "smaller" - the two throttle bores were smaller on the Nikki and the 4 stud spacing closer together.........get yourself a proper DCD manifold !
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby GeorgeG93 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:38 am

Ah damn that's a shame! I'm sure ill find some use for it in the end!
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby oli8925 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:58 am

You're right George I did have trouble with the DCOE hitting the brake servo/master cylinder. A remote servo is one way to go and one I'm keeping in the back of my mind but I don't really want to do it. I'm now beginning talks with a guy in NZ for a Blydenstein mani that switches the side of mounting for the DCOE.

Look forward to seeing that Alfa interior, that'll look nice. I would be tempted to put some Saab 9000 Aero Vader leather seats in the front, but I don't want to lose my vinyl and they weigh an absolute tonne!
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Re: 1976 1300 SL - Otis

Postby pbottomley » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:43 pm

Oli... :D

with a guy in NZ for a Blydenstein mani that switches the side of mounting for the DCOE


I have bought the DCD mani one off him :P Its now sat on my desk awaiting some cleaning up before Marvin gets a nice makeover again....
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