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Twin SU carbs on your 2.25?

Started by NoBeardNoTopKnot, Jun 05, 2024, 12:47 PM

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JohnR2

Quote from: NoBeardNoTopKnot on Jun 07, 2024, 10:19 AMYup, don't care what they say - twins do look good. With the stock ZenSolWeb offerings on mine I have the hand off the seller of those twins. Just because...

What does that bracket do?
It anchors the throttle return springs etc

Seanlandy

Quote from: Old Hywel on Jun 06, 2024, 07:03 PMDavid Vizard! :cheers-man
So many hours pouring over the Vizard book back in the day. Yes 1 x HIF better than 2 x 1/4. Then same with 390 Holley on a 3.9 V8. Accelerator pumps, cams, diaphragm springs etc. Now 2 x DCOEs on my Westy. Something to be said for diesels. Lol

Alan Drover

I prefer HS SU's to HIF's. Much easier to maintain.
Series 3 Owner but interested in all real Land Rovers.
"Being born was my first big mistake."
"Ça plane pour moi!"

Peter Holden

I bet most of the twin carb setups on minis and the like were out of sync.  That was one of the main reasons I went to single carb and like Alan I used a water heated manifold from miniskirt in Padiham who are still going after all this time

Peter

Seanlandy

Miniskirt? That sounds a different way of tuning. Lol.
HIF had the concentric float bowl below the carb so less issues with than the float bowl on the SU. Still needed to mess with needles before getting Aldon to rolling road it.

Wittsend

I think that's an autocorrect typo.
The shop is Mini Sport Ltd.

At the time I was working in Leeds and used to bunk off to Padiham to look at the goodies on sale  :gold-cup


 :RHD

Seanlandy

I knew! I used them many times, along with Minispares in the past. Minispares always reminds me a bit of Craddocks. Or at least the old Craddocks.

Twomokes

Quote from: Seanlandy on Jun 08, 2024, 10:54 AMI knew! I used them many times, along with Minispares in the past. Minispares always reminds me a bit of Craddocks. Or at least the old Craddocks.

And the old Minispares, the Oldbury one when a few years ago I used to use them too
The old days are the old days only because there're gone and won't be back.

Clifford Pope

Ah, the old days.  They don't make them like that any more!

Adam1958

I dunno about a twin carb setup on a 2 1/4, but I'd really love to try a single keihin FCR-mx in 40 or 41mm flavour. It's really the ultimate evolution of a carb. Easily the most tuneable thing in the land. Used ones are not a fortune either.

NoBeardNoTopKnot

#25
It occurs to me, a few of you are missing the whole point? The very ethos and spirit of owning a classic car. Fun

Twins are best because... they just are. Twin SUs are THINGS of beauty, a joy forever. They are an item to denote your good taste and breeding. Own them and walk head held high, a giant amongst men.

Fit them and women drag you out at lights, beg for sex.

Known fact.



Some of us appear to be saying the A-Series scene we see here would be bettered with a single SU? Or,  oh dear... heaven-help us, more Zeniths. Sorry, for me, the man and his pic brings a smile. He could drive a Prius. Does he care? Nope.

The whole point of owning a classic is for fun. Life should be fun. My first post was to give one lucky contestant the opportunity to put a set of twin SUs on his 2.25. For cryin' out, if one of you has the necessary, buy 'em, AND NOW. Fit them and laugh. They're brilliant. Yes, buy  now. Sale ends soon.

And while you're on...  transcend logic, and have a quiet, 'just because' smirk and a little bit of joy at the notion of twin SUs on your 2.25?
'cos, every time you lift the bonnet, see them in great glory. Knowing full well there's no good reason for them to exist and you prefer it that way.

Do we truly want to read another one of Nigel's 'wake-me-when-you're-done' rebuild my Zenith threads?

Really?

Have we lost our hive-minds?


Wittsend

I don't think the collective have missed the point  :shakinghead

Alan Drover

Quote from: Wittsend on Jun 09, 2024, 11:20 AMI don't think the collective have missed the point  :shakinghead
..... whatever it was supposed to be?
Series 3 Owner but interested in all real Land Rovers.
"Being born was my first big mistake."
"Ça plane pour moi!"

NoBeardNoTopKnot

Quote from: Wittsend on Jun 09, 2024, 11:20 AMI don't think the collective have missed the point  :shakinghead
Good. As said, if I had a set-up that could run them, I'd have them myself. Please, someone get 'em bought pronto - and promise you'll post pics of them nailed-in.


Seanlandy

To be fair, my Westfield has twin 40s Webers and it looks right with the old school crossflow. I suppose it matters little as long as they are set up properly.