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Just had the Weber carbs professionally tuned and my 70 S2 Europa is out of the barn and running better than ever. Sunny spring weather, windows open, turning heads and a grin on my face... I’m a happy chappy.
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That looks like a great car. S-2 shell, looks to have been highly modified. Plural? Weber carbs? What driveline is in there?

...or is it an actual Type 47...
 
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That looks like a great car. S-2 shell, looks to have been highly modified. Plural? Weber carbs? What driveline is in there?

...or is it an actual Type 47...
Every panel with the exception of the 2 doors has been modified. The original type 65 Renault 1.6cc and transaxle are still there (with Else mods). The exhaust has been split 1-3, 2-4 in an attempt to give the sound a more aggressive stance without going overboard on volume... don’t know how well that worked as it’s all subjective. But I like it.
The Weber plural was a mis-statement. It’s a 45 DCOE. Technically a dual but one unit so you have to give me a pass😁
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Update on those photos: I grabbed these from old files. The Weber was out for rebuilding so it’s not showing in the engine bay. The yellow mounting face on the Else intake header is where it lives.
 

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Ah. I see the Weber's mounting studs. Pass granted. VERY nicely done car!

We've 40 DCOE's on all the "real" cars in the .sig file, a single one in the MGB and pairs in the Alfa and both Lotus cars.

I'd have 'em on the diesel Benz too, if I could figure out jetting and how to feed five pots with four throats... 😆
 
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Weber carbs are out of my league when it comes to getting it all working together. We live in the SE U.S. A Detroit Iron culture where Porsches are popular but finding anyone versed in British, French and Italian knowledge is difficult. I’ve been ordered not to touch it. 🥴
 
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The car is specifically for showing. Because of the Detroit Iron thing, it does not get gear head votes. The reason it’s red, yellow and blue is to attract the people they bring with them. Wives and kids get to vote as well... and it’s done very well so far. They love sitting in it.
 

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Weber carbs are out of my league when it comes to getting it all working together. We live in the SE U.S. A Detroit Iron culture where Porsches are popular but finding anyone versed in British, French and Italian knowledge is difficult. I’ve been ordered not to touch it. 🥴

I understand the "order". A joke with regard to them is: "Weber is an Italian word for DON'T TOUCH". :LOL:

I've been dealing with DCOE Webers since the early '70's, first my own Elans & Alfas, later as a tech. I'm ASE Certified & a factory trained Porsche wrench since the late '70's, as well. Though I'd never own one myself. :sneaky:

Had an independent shop in Sarasota for years, restoration & maintenance of Eurotrash autos. Shut it down a few years ago.
 

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