Wanted: DHLA 45D tri-jet carb in any condition

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LotusMonkey
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Wanted: DHLA 45D tri-jet carb in any condition

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Hi folks,

Trying to get my newly acquired Excel on the road. Unfortunately one of the carbs has a broken body that cannot be repaired, so I am looking for a Dellorto DHLA 45D tri-jet. I'm not worried about whether it works, is rusty, or is refurbished, as long as the body is the tri-jet version with 6 progression holes I will be able to take care of anything else. I might be asking the impossible, but this car is basically off the road until I get a replacement.

FYI - I have looked into exchanges and repairs, but it is not an option as the body is cream-crackered. A few of the places that people here would go to either don't have, or won't sell me a carb without an exchangeable unit.

Fingers and everything else crossed, as I just want to get this baby going. Anyone happy to privately discuss an offer can PM me.

Duncs
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Re: Wanted: DHLA 45D tri-jet carb in any condition

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I don't have any spare. If no-one else does, there's a pair for sale on eBay, two days left on the auction at the moment.
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Re: Wanted: DHLA 45D tri-jet carb in any condition

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rbgosling wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:27
I don't have any spare. If no-one else does, there's a pair for sale on eBay, two days left on the auction at the moment.
Thanks - Yeah I saw these, but they don't appear to be the power jet version, it is not visible at the intake end of the venturis. Unless someone knows that the lead can be easily removed or holes drilled(?). I'd still need to check that they have the six progression holes as well if that were possible.

Duncs

Thanks to another poster I have realised it is actually the DHLA 45P that I need for a later SE - a combination of poor eyesight and out of date service notes! If anyone has one in any condition that they are happy to let go that would be awesome. PM me.
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