Part of my Bugatti essential gear has always been ear plugs they have saved me money and sleep, however since the crown wheel and pinion replacement they have become optional with it appears disastrous consequences in money and sleep.
On a run back from lunch the other day I was stuck on the freeway at freeway speeds without earplugs so plenty of time to ruminate over the exhaust note that was not the sweet purr it had been with plugs, sounded rough so for some reason I have come to the conclusion that the carburettors are not synchronised. Type 37’s came with one carb, mine has two, they are the barrel type Solex like the single one but smaller.
Here is a quote from the Solex handbook: “We would remark that more than fifty patents have been taken out in all countries to protect the details of construction, and our trade mark SOLEX is registered in all civilised countries.”
I have enclosed a photo of the two throttle barrels you will note that Australia may not be included in the “Civilised” countries from the workmanship. I can imagine that WOT works but who knows what is happening at partial openings.
Know anyone with a 30mm Solex throttle barrel (actual diameter 38mm)?