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Alan_Myers
03-16-2006, 04:52 AM
Hi all,

Glad to see this new forum! Should make for some interesting discussion.

42 DCOE appeared on quite a few "tuned" LBCs. A lot of factory team prepared cars were fitted with them. One key reason, believe it or not, 42s were cheap!

It seemed one of the big Italian car makers ordered a huge number of 42s from Weber for a planned production run, then cancelled or backed out of the deal... after Weber had produced a pile of 42s. It took some years for Weber to clear the inventory backlog, even offering them at bargain prices.

Yes, Simon, they were spec for TR2/3/4/4A. Now 42s are pretty rare and can be a little difficult to get parts for. Fortunately, many parts are shared with 40s & 45s.

Even when new, 42s had a few odd quirks. For one, the largest choke offered with them was 34mm, while 40 DCOE can be fitted with up to 36mm. Gotta love those Italians!

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DrEntropy
03-16-2006, 12:13 PM
Alan, would the "Italian Manufacturer" be Maser? The 101 series? For the time period that's the only "eye-tie" manufacturer I can recall using the 42's... but I'm not that wick with Weber *history*.