Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
Has the engine in those photos been painted? If so, with what and what color?
In what way is the Veloce dipstick and housing different from a Normale; length?
The engine pictured is bare aluminum. It was cleaned many-many times with "Protex Alclean" an aluminum welding cleaning, inorganic acid cleaner, for removing aluminum oxide before welding. The block was steam cleaned prior to and durring cleaning to get it and keep it hot. When the
acid stops bubbling, steam clean and re-apply.
A Veloce dipstick tube is shorter than a Normale and has a couple of distinct bends as seen in the photos, to allow the stick easy hand access between the Webers and distributor. The stick itself is "different", I've a couple in my shop, but forget how. A Veloce tube can be made from a Normale, if you are RESOLUTE and have a real one or dimensions for camparison. The Normale brazed on upper bracket must be carefully removed with a torch, the tube shortened, then bent, using the torch for smooth bends. A new Veloce Weber bracket must be made, as well as a new tube locating collar.
Send a PM with e-mail and I can send photos with rough dimensions.
This is NOT an easy conversion, it takes some time done correctly.
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