Author Topic: items of yore  (Read 13959 times)

Re: items of yore
« Reply #450 on: 18 August, 2021, 01:05:01 pm »
SOP with variable-choke carbs like SU is to bin them and replace with Webers  ;D
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #451 on: 18 August, 2021, 03:43:19 pm »
What's the problem with a variable choke carb ?
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #452 on: 18 August, 2021, 04:07:51 pm »
Tgey just have a reputation for being difficult to get running properly, especially when there is (as usually found on "classics" more than one of them. Clever design and theoretically has advantages over the fixed-choke type (constant depression, no need for compensating jets, emulsion tubes and stuff), but the fact that the needle is sort of wobbling about in free space makes them fussy.  The weirdest carb has to be the Ford VV, though, which has a hinged mechanically-variable venturi.
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #453 on: 18 August, 2021, 07:42:28 pm »
I ran a car with twin SUs and it was a fantastically easy car to start. Except when the choke cable became detached, then I had to hold the levers with my fingers for a couple of minutes until it was warm enough, or alternatively park on top of hill, bump start it and then hope I didn't have to stop.
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