March 20, 2017 12:44 p.m.

this might come off as a reallllly dumb question; but, I've been researching potential carb setups for the beetle. I was looking at solex carburetors and everywhere I look I see "mikuni/solex". Using common sense I figured they're the same thing, but I couldn't find anything defenitive.

Do they have the same internals and one is downdraft vs sidedraft?

GTXVette HalfDork
March 20, 2017 1:27 p.m.

yes- No- either or, copyright and Patents. I've used Mikuni's on my Harleys that were Side draft but won't work in an upright positon. Holley parts fit a Demon, but they are not the same carb.

March 20, 2017 1:53 p.m.

In reply to GTXVette:

Gotcha, thank ya for the info

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

Reader's Ride of the Week: Enviate Hypercar

17 hours ago in News

There’s fast and there’s FAST–and then there’s this thing.

Join the Grassroots Motorsports Dyno Day

3 days ago in News

Join us for a dyno day in Sterling, Virginia.

From the GRM Vault: The Art of Understatement

4 days ago in Articles

The Harvey brothers dominated autocross in an obsolete Datsun a couple decades ago.

2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE

4 days ago in New Car Reviews

The quintessential European hatchback continues to pour out of Volkswagen's plants. Our test car featured four doors, a turbocharged 4-cylinder ...

We're Giving Away a $500 Race Ramps Certificate

5 days ago in News

Joining the drawing is totally free.

25 Project Path

6 days ago in Articles

A walk through 25 of our favorite project cars from the past.

Our Turbo Miata Goes Boom

6 days ago in Project Cars

Engine swap and suspension revamp before our race in two weeks? Challenge accepted.

The Ultimate Weekend Getaway for Your Car Club

1 week ago in News

Save a corral space just for your club at the Mitty.

Reader's Ride of the Week: V8 Jag

1 week ago in News

It’s a long-wheelbase 1974 Jaguar XJ6 fitted with a 350-cubic-inch Chevy V8.

Honing Cylinders

1 week ago in Project Cars

We hone our LS1's cylinders

Break Maiden

1 week ago in Articles

Creating a turbocharged road racing champion from a vintage Ford Mustang.

Meet Us at Sebring

1 week ago in News

We'll be at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Will you?


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More