Alfa Romeo Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
221 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hello,

I am trying to understand if, on early Giulietta Spider Normale (1956-1957), there were mounted different electrical parts, I guess for EU or USA cars.
Reading User' s book for Giulietta 1956 (see attachment) I understood that were different electrical parts munted, I think european spider normale mounted:
- generator (dinamo): Marelli DN44A
- voltage regulator (regolatore tensione): Marelli IR32A
- starter engine (motorino avviamento); Lucas M325BZ2
- distributor (spinterogeno): Marelli S71B
- coil (bobina): Marelli B17A
While american spider normale mounted all Lucas parts.

Can anyone confirm this or does anyone have some information on this matter?

Thanks a lot for the help.

Carlo
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
819 Posts
Carlo,

I think your general conclusion that the US cars came with Lucas parts is correct. I've not seen an original car with anything else. On the other hand I can't offer an info on the cars which remained in Europe. I did have a 750 Spider Normale (which I bought from a wrecking yard) that had originally been exported to Thailand and it had all Lucas parts.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,759 Posts
All the Normale Spiders came with Lucas. I think you are reading something into the manual that is not there. Veloces came with the Marelli equipment as you said regardless of the market. Berlinas and TI's had some Marelli parts in the Normale versions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,169 Posts
Rear and front lights on the 750 series European Normale Spiders were Carello or Altissimo. Not sure about the Veloces.
The rest of the electrics, as far as I know, were Lucas.
Chris
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,147 Posts
I have a 1961 Sprint Veloce that was purchased by an American in Switzerland and imported to the US. The electrics are all Marelli except for the windshield wiper motor. I also owned a 1957 Spider Normal that used all Lucas electrics. I am restoring a 1956 Spider Normal that uses Lucas electrics.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
3,814 Posts
All the Normale Spiders came with Lucas. I think you are reading something into the manual that is not there. Veloces came with the Marelli equipment as you said regardless of the market. Berlinas and TI's had some Marelli parts in the Normale versions.
Agree 100% with my learned Uncle.

As far as I know, all the early Normale's came with Lucas, the later ones with Bosch. The Veloce's came with Marelli & the Sedans seem to have been a blend depending on the vehicle - our South African assembled RHD Series II Ti had Marelli electrics.

Ciao
Nephew
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
221 Posts
Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Hello,

Thanks for all your replies. I know my question on european cars should be addressed to european/italian Giulietta owners, but it is very difficult to find an early Giulietta Spider in Italy and nearly impossible to find it in original conditions, so I decided to ask you.

More, info and pictures (see attachments) taken for User's Manual 1956, show everything but Lucas.

Carlo
 

Attachments

1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top