Here we have a New-Old-Stock Set Dellorto DHLA 45 C with Plenum for American V8 Engines!
This is THE opportunity to marry an American V8 with creme de la creme of Italian carburetion!
This is a N.O.S. set of 2 Dellorto DHLA45C's with a Lynx plenum, ready to bolt to any standard Edelbrock or Holley "4-Barrel" inlet manifold.
It uses the exact same bolt pattern and sizes.
We recently acquired this set from the estate of an American gentleman who was very involved in Indy racing but unfortunately, we will never know what his exact intentions with this set were.
What we dó know is that this set has never seen any action, there has never been petrol / gasoline in the carburettors and the tags allows us to exactly determine what this set is.
As you can see from the pictures, the tags read 5351 and 5352 and this traces back to a matched set that was produced by Dellorto for the after-market.
It is a little know fact that, apart from an immense production to satisfy the demand coming from car- and motorcycle-manufactures, Dellorto also produced a limited number of carburetors which were sold to the retail market and allowed both tuners and private persons to Dellorto carburetors onto their projects.
This here is one of those sets.
Checking the actual jetting against the factory literature, we can come to the conclusion it remains untouched.
The current set-up is:
- Choke: 40 mm
- Auxiliary Venturi: 8011.1
- Main jet: 160
- Idle jet: 58
- Pump Jet: 33
- Choke jet: 95
- Main Emulsion Tube: 11
- Choke Emulsion Tube: 3
- Air Corrector: 230
- Idle Emulsion Tube: 9
- Needle Valve: 170
- Float: 3
Luckily, almost of all of the above items is still available in a myriad of sizes and versions so please feel free to discuss your specific needs with us.
These set has been carefully stored of the past 30 or 40-odd years (it was most probably produced in the first half of the 1970's) but most of the moving parts are a bit stiff and would benefit from a loving care with some lubricant.
Apart from that we would advise you to give them a thorough going-over to make sure that everything is to your liking.
Although we would prefer to sell this set "as-is", so complete with the Lynx plenum, purchase without the plenum could be discussed.
The set that you see in the pictures is the exact set that is up for sale.
When was the last time that you could procure unused Dellorto DHLA 45's?
At this moment, we have only 1 set available at this moment but it is ready to ship.