Wow ! lots of replies
Check the exhaust manifold is the same. Mike
Its not the same, as David mentioned, but I have the manifolds of the 16V, so no problems there.
You mean bypassing the mech fuel pump when not needed?
I think it sounds feasible, the only (very small) drawback,
the engine will drive the mech pump unnecessarily, when
the fuel supply is provided by the electric pump.
But you may remove the mech pump and the pump control
cap / rod from the block, when they not needed anymore.
Then just cover hole with a suitable oil-tight plate.
Thats what I had in mind. I have a spare back plate with fuel pump, so I dont have to wait untill I take the engine I have now on the car apart to take that from it
Also, if you can spare the cash, consider the megajolt ignition ecu. Very reasonably priced (although not offered as kit anymore), very simple and i've come across a couple of maps for the 16v (one with carbs as well).
Not an option right now, but thats still something I can consider in the future. As for the 32 carbs, they'll have to do for now. We'll see how it drives
Kev, the carter one is a bit expensive. The second solution with using the 33 pump and a filter/regulator sounds great, but in the specs of that regulator, it says Maximum input 10 PSI, which is a lot less than what the pump of the 33 would produce. No ?
I rejetted DRLA 40's to the standard 1.7 8v jetting and its worked out well for me. Emissions are spot on and there are no lean spots in the rev range
What do you mean by 1.7 8v jetting ? Arent the carbs of that engine smaller ?
Thats a good output power you had there, but I'm actually more interested in throttle response and engine sound. If I get around 140 bhp from it I will be more than happy
pm me your email address and i will send you some photos of my 16v set up it may help you
Guys thank you all for your input. I feel more confident now
What I'm still trying to figure out, is the fuel issue
If using the mechanical pump of the standard 1.5 engine would work, then why go with bigger pumps and then regulators to drop the pressure down ? Will I ever need more pressure than the standard pump if I change my carbs to bigger ones ?