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1968 1600 Carb Upgrade

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You could upgrade the carb to dual side drafts, such as a pair of 40 DCOE 18s, which were designed for the Alfa Romeo GTA, and come with 30mm main venturis.  I have a freshly cleaned and rebuilt pair if you're interested.  You motor will inhale better.  Change out the restrictive 1600 exhaust manifold for a tii manifold or header, and your motor will sing like a siren.


As has been noted many times here on the FAQ, the 1600 M10 motor is a banshee, and should put a huge grin on your face when you rev it up.  You can have fun ringing the neck of a 1600 motor on public roads all day, and experience the thrill of driving a sports sedan on every drive.  That's not so easy with a beefier 2 liter motor, as the extra torque and horsepower of the larger motor will increase your acceleration and speed enough to prevent you from really pushing it for more than a few seconds at a time.  If you drive a 2 liter M10 between 4k and 6k in 3rd gear, you look like a lunatic.  If you do the same with a 1600, you look like an enthusiast.  You'll feel like one, too ;-)


'76 2002 "Verona" / '12 Fiat 500 Sport "Latte" / '21 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road Prem “The Truck”


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