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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2013 :  16:22:55  Show Profile
Having made a manifold for a bitsa 1932 car I find that there isn't enough clearance for the sidedraught SU without hitting the bonnet side panel. Does anyone have a downdraught carb or even just the suction chamber and piston? I have the body with a broken lug but seem to have lost/sold/given away the chamber.
They were fitted to a few pre war Rovers and Singers, if that helps.

MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2013 :  16:41:37  Show Profile
Hello,

I may have a second hand unit from my 1930s Rover spares store



. Rovers did lay their SUs on their side ( photo of my 10hp ) is this what you were looking for ?

Chris ( J2353 )
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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2013 :  17:03:54  Show Profile
Great! Thanks, Chris. I have a decent spindle and disc and a float chamber, if that helps. Not sure how the Rover suction chamber goes together. Assume it takes a spring but no damper weight?

Edited by - cardiffrob on 26/01/2013 17:04:29
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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2013 :  17:42:02  Show Profile
I will look in the store tomorrow and see what I have.....i am sure i have a whole carb. so you are welcome to the lot. Cheers

Chris ( J2353 )
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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 27/01/2013 :  10:34:55  Show Profile
Hello, I am attaching a couple of photos of the spare carb.which is from a pre-war Rover. I do not know the condition of the carb as it came as part of a cache of spares from one of my Rover projects.

If it is what you want let me know, nothing is missing ( as far as I can see ).

Phone : 01273 882593 or email : c.dancey07@ntlworld.com

Chris ( J2353 )








Edited by - MG Maverick on 27/01/2013 10:38:28
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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  15:27:36  Show Profile
Pipework all finished, inlet trumpet / filter base fabricated so just the carb rebuild to go.

Thanks Chris.





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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  15:54:48  Show Profile
Hi Rob,

What a set up !! Glad to help, I did'nt expect any parts from my Rover stock to end up on an MG ! But anything is possible.

Looks great, sorry no idea of the condition inside the carb, hopefully its what you were looking for.

Cheers

Chris ( J2353 )

Brighton, East Sussex & Paphos, Cyprus.
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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  16:16:19  Show Profile
Ahhhh. Paphos. Regular trip for us out of Cardiff in the summer. Maybe I could bring the J-type back for you. One piece at a time!

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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  17:00:53  Show Profile
If we are in residence when you visit, you drop in for a G & T, bring your swimmies, although not in August, its too hot and humid then. How big is your suitcase ? The J2 may still be in our lounge at this time ( our garage is'nt yet finished ).

Chris ( J2353 )

Brighton, East Sussex & Paphos, Cyprus.
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mgmog

United Kingdom
378 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  17:02:09  Show Profile
I remrmber it when it was just a few bars and a crazy Pelican, Paphos not Cardiff that is.

nice pipework :)
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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 30/01/2013 :  17:20:38  Show Profile
Have'nt seen the pelican for a while, did'nt like the idea of it having its wings clipped..not that we go to the harbour very often...its full of Brits !!

Chris ( J2353 )

Brighton, East Sussex & Paphos, Cyprus.
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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2013 :  17:40:34  Show Profile
Finally got it finished. Dropped one specialised bolt behind the workbench where it can't be reached so I had to make a new one. Armed with info from Mr Kimber on this site I worked out which bits of jet tube were wrong and exchanged some bits from a knackered SU so it all fits together. Thanks for the offer of a spare if I couldn't sort it out from here, Mr K.






Edited by - cardiffrob on 09/02/2013 17:40:53
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MG Maverick

United Kingdom
1045 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2013 :  19:14:02  Show Profile
Wow !! Looks great. Glad that I was able to help, I never thought that joining the MMM fraternity would also involve my Rover connections.

Chris ( J2353 )

Brighton, East Sussex & Paphos, Cyprus.
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cardiffrob

United Kingdom
100 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2013 :  21:05:45  Show Profile
Obviously it is looking better than it did in the 'before' photo but it is still not as tidy looking as the one on your Rover, Chris. How did you polish the carb body? It seems to be a different, heavier material than later carbs. The dashpot is a cast aluminium alloy by the looks of it but the main body is more like Mazak. I've avoided polishing it too much since the surface is blistering and just blasted it with fine glass beads.
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