Can anyone id these Solex manifolds?

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Can anyone id these Solex manifolds?

#1 Post by Richard Colella » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:18 pm

I got these with a pair of Solex P40-II carbs a few years back. Can anyone id the engine application? I assume some kind of VW, but I can't seem to figure it out despite using my best Internet ju-jitsu.
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#2 Post by Dick Weiss » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:40 pm

Likely a VW version; Not for 356 or 912.

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#3 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:23 am

Dual port VW type 1 to Weber manifolds, or do the 40 P11s fit ?
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#5 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:39 am

Except for those ports; maybe Okrasa?

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#6 Post by Richard Colella » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:47 am

Martin, yep, the Solex P40-IIs fit.

Vic, yes, the D-shaped intake ports seem to be a bit unusual.

I found this thread about a collection of Sauer und Sohn parts someone got, including heads with D-shaped ports that look about the same. Apparently S&S used to make performance parts and kits for VW engines. Note that the intake manifolds shown in the thread are taller, though, so not quite the same.

This may end up being a wild goose chase. I'm just trying to find a home for these, rather than just pitch them in the recycling bin.

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php?topic=22091.0
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#7 Post by Richard Colella » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:59 am

Oh, and I did find images of what looks like an exact match on a .de website. Not much help, but the only images I could find.

https://www.motor-talk.de/bilder/ansaug ... 60485.html

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#8 Post by Jack Walter » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:19 pm

A good friend of mine is very knowledgeable about all things VW - I'll try to send him an email to see if he can fill in the story. Don't pitch them in the trash bin - they are way too cool for that.
Toby runs a full vintage original Okrasa engine in his 1957 bug - its pretty damn fast - for a VW beetle.

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#9 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:41 am

Technically, the flat side of the "D" is in the wrong location to smooth out the air flow into the chamber.

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#10 Post by Richard Colella » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:48 am

Jack, thanks, let me know if you hear back.

Vic, I don't know much about head massaging (except, occasionally, my own :-), but as an aside I also saw these VW performance heads from Mofoco. Same D-shaped intake ports, but different orientation.
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#11 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:53 pm

Now we're talking! See my photo of what I developed for my 1300cc G-Production race car.
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