DELLORTO DRLA CARBURETTORS
Gaetano Dell’Orto founded the ‘Società anonima Gaetano Dell’Orto e
figli’ company in 1933
Dellorto is headquerted in Cabiate, Italy where it is still in
Initially the company solely designed and produced carburettors for
motorcycle manufacturers such as Guzzi, Benelli & Piaggio.
In the late 1940s Dellorto designed it’s first racing carburettor.
The SS series with a double float chamber for maintaing satisfactory
fuel level during high speed & duration turning,braking, accelerating
Their attention to cars began in the 1960s with manufacturers such as
Alfa Romeo, Ford, Lotus, Lancia & others using Dellorto’s new
downdraught, twin-barrel DRLA Series Carburettor.
The Dellorto DRLA sidedraught Carburettor has been synonymous with high
performance sports cars since then.
Their design, quality of manufacture and precision in both engineering
and tunabilty is un-rivalled!
Dellorto DRLA were made in the following sizes:
The ability to offer up an individual barrel per cylinder and tune it specifically to the requirement of that given cylinder is key to the performance of the engine and a characteristic of the DRLA that is so invaluable.
They are beautifully designed yet simple, reliable, infinately tunable and adaptable.
They look great, sound great and they’re a great investment as they hardly loose their value.
Today they are fitted as aftermarket or performance upgrades to classic vw aircooled engines on beetles and campers, Mk1/Mk2 Ford Escorts, Alfa Romeos, Fiat twincams, Lotus Twincam, Cosworths, Minis, MGs and many more..
An inlet manifold(s) is required to adapt a standard engine to run on DRLA twin carburettors.
A fuel Pump is essential. This can be a mechanical or electric type such as Facet, Huco, Webcon etc..
Trumpets should be fitted to improve airflow – The longest ones that can be fitted, the greater the airflow will be.
Air filters are essential – Many different types are available (see our shop)
A suitable throttle linkage is required.
A fuel pressure regulator might be required such as a Malpassi Fiter King.
f you have any questions about Dellorto DRLA Carburettors – Contact us at: [email protected]