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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby Pjr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:17 pm

Lighting captions in wrong order - sorry!
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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby Pjr » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 pm

I’m delighted to announce that I now have an MOT!!! Even better, there were no advisories.

On the down side, she did break down on the way home - battery has been on its last legs and finally packed it in. Fortunately, it conked out outside the local pub where the garage owner was having a pint! He nipped out and helped me restart it and I nursed her home. New battery is on the way.

The only problem I have spotted on my first drive is that a bush on the rear drivers side is creaking. Searching on here that seems to be a common complaint, so I shall ignore it for now!
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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby Pjr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:46 pm

Update for the New Year!

Well, since my last post I have had the engine and gearbox out for a clutch change and replaced all the hydraulics.

The key development is that I have replaced the Solexes with a tweaked Weber 38 DGAS sitting on a raised mount but still under the old airbox. So simple to install and operate and straight out of the box the car runs smoother and with almost no hesitation. The torque is immense. It makes blasting up the local winding lane and absolute pleasure. Once it has had a proper tune, I think this Atmo will be one of those cars you never sell.

The only downside is that the passenger window has decided that it isn’t going to close - annoying - it’s a dodgy connector but it takes a few minutes to get at it.

Happy New Year!

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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby mettersl » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:33 pm

Well done Phil,
Welcome to the world of working Atmos, apparently there are 25 of us in the UK.
What did you need to tweak the 38DGAS to get them to work properly on the Atmo?
I'm running Solex now and they are OK, but always interested in simple, reversible mods that improve it, the holley has always been a bit too much of a one way mod for me.
I had the same problem with the left window, but its settled down and works reliably now. You can clean the connectors with the motor in place if you are flexible.
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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby Pjr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:30 pm

Good to hear that I am not alone!

I will revert With details about the Weber conversion......
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Re: A6 TAU - Atmo

Postby Darcy57 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:20 am

Hi phil would also be really interested in fitting the weber does it come as a kit? Any info would be apprecieted. Thanks brian.
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