Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

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Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by HeliMike » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Hey all. Been a LONG time since I've posted anything here as I've sorta fallen out of the aircooled scene after many years. I do have an oddball question though and I'll warn you now this is a watercooled-type question.
I have a pair of 45 DRLA's I'm putting on my mk1 Jetta 8v counterflow head. It has been prepped up with a big cam, valvetrain, and lots of port work. I have a manifold that mounts the downdrafts inline above the header. My question is, does anybody know of a link (female/male) that can hook the two throttle shafts together just like the dual sidedraft guys use? I'm having a hell of a time finding someone that knows anything about downdrafts, and seeing as they're Dell's it's not making it any easier.
Any help or recommendation of who to talk to would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by sideshow » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:17 pm

Do you really expect anything other than wild ass speculation without seeing a picture of your intake?
I've never used this company before but they seem to have a lot of the bits to join two throttle shafts together; http://www.piercemanifolds.com/category_s/181.htm
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by HeliMike » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:44 pm

sideshow wrote:Do you really expect anything other than wild ass speculation without seeing a picture of your intake?
I've never used this company before but they seem to have a lot of the bits to join two throttle shafts together; http://www.piercemanifolds.com/category_s/181.htm
Yeah you're totally right. Kinda hard to nail it without seeing it.
Here's a pic of the manifold installed in the car with the carbs installed.
This isn't my car... I pilfered this from another site.
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Post by HeliMike » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:21 pm

Btw: Thanks for that link slideshow :D I must have looked at every other site than that one. Looks like they've got everything I need and more. Should be able to sort it all out now.
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Re: Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by gearheadgreg » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:48 pm

Bitchin setup, BTW. Hood scoop?
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Re: Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by HeliMike » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:28 pm

gearheadgreg wrote:Bitchin setup, BTW. Hood scoop?
Nope no hoodscoop. I'm not big on body mods. Kinda hard to tell from that pic, but apparently a 3.5" air cleaner will fit (so I've read). I've also got a set of "standoff" hood hinges that lift the rear of the hood up 1.5". The look is not for everyone, but it will function in my case. I always used standoffs on my bugs, so I thought it'd be kinda cool to run something like it on an old school mk1.
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Post by gearheadgreg » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:55 pm

Cool - sounds good. I'd be surprised if 3.5" air filters would fit, but onward and upward.

Heh - I did the hood mod on a Toyota Rock Crawler pickup I owned - really helped with low speed cooling. More pics when appropriate, please.
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Re: Dellorto guru's. Need an oddball question answered

Post by HeliMike » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:43 am

Don't actually have the hinges yet (they're ordered)
And I'd imagine I would probably get a little flack for posting pics of a waterpumper on an aircooled site.
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