I once had a Porsche 912 for a very
short time. A nice, and perfect working car, but to be honest, it did not felt the same as my Giulietta TI.
Although the Porsche's top speed was 10 km higher than my Giulietta TI 's 155 km/h, in my opinion the Porsche remained an ennobled 'beetle'. My friend drove a beetle at that time.
The sound of the Porsche engine ( 912 !!) couldn't charm me like the Giulietta engine did, sorry guys.
I did not notice much difference in accelerating capacity either. If there was, I would remember it now. So the Porsche did not manage to meet the expectations ... and the Porsche had to go.
I guess the Ti was so grateful to me because I had chosen for her, that she brought me happily wherever I wanted to go for the next decade.
I'm so glad that you take good care of that early, important car, respecting the originality.
Did you already have contact with AlfaBB member Alfabjorn55
from Sweden ? As you can derive from his usersname, he also has an early Sprint. Could be interesting maybe for you both.
The curtain in front of the radiator was also used on cars in Belgium. My first car, a 1949 Skoda had one too. Nice accessory, especially in the winter indeed.
We call it a 'Jalousie' here.
Fwiw and as you mentioned it, I weighed the difference between the Solex C 35 APAI-G and the Weber 36 DCD7, the Weber was only 170 gram lighter. The later Solex C 32 PAIA5 ( 101 Giulia cars ) was even weighing 200 grams less than that Weber carb.
All those carbs were made of the heavy 'Zamac'.
In the fifties, Weber offered also lighter variants for the vertical carbs (with aluminium body). the last one was the DCL
D series but, if I'm correct, at the periode of the 36 DCD 7, early sixties, this all stopped.
kg23 & Dave,
The Italian air cleaner brand 'Sprint filter' made a special air cleaner for the Giulietta Spider that was fitted with the Weber 36 DCD. Nice round, in black and shiny 'sixties' plastic.
This air cleaner did not need the adapter.
About the lack of space when using a Weber, try to check how much space you have left above the air cleaner with the hood closed.
Height difference between the Solex C 35 APAI-G and the Weber 36 DCD7 is ~ 15,5 mm
Total height Solex C 35 APAI-G is ~ 125 mm
Total height Weber 36 DCD7 including oval adapter is ~ 140,5 mm
I didn't make the conversion yet myself but from what you can see on the pictures, comparing both carbs, the linkage to the pedal would be at about the same place, as is the choke device and the fuel entrance.