I agree with every pointYes, the many variations and confusions in the transition years. My '58 Veloce is pretty much the early stuff but '59 - '62 can drive you nuts. And the literature isn't always a help. I have at least two engine blocks from those years that the number doesn't fall in to any series referenced in Fusi.
BTW, Lionel suggests that 1600 Veloce's all had mechanical fuel pumps. I'd say most but not all. Of the many I've seen about 1 in 4 came with electric, similar to the early cars.
Interesting thread, thanks.
Lionel needs to add that these were the first generation "large-top" DCOE2's with the brass butterfly bar. There exists a nice second generation DCOE2 "small-top" with steel butterfly bars.
Both are excellent performance Webers.
Here are some more pictures.
First another missing passage on the DCOE2 SMALL body.
Then a SMALL DCOE2 top on a LARGE body. It does not cover the extra passages.
Another LARGE body passage not covered by the SMALL top.
Then the LARGE body, left, with a SMALL top, and a SMALL body, right, with a SMALL top.
Hello Mars,Thanks till so far..
I have the intention to buy a 1962 veloce ( restauration object) and try to identify if all the correct parts are there ( besides the tachometer, oilsump, correct engine #). Other parts I have to look for?