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what the HECK is this ? *pic posted*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglychevyZZ4, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    All i know is it is some kind of dual carb setup, but is it a webber or offy or????? it has what looks like in the back to be ports for either a 2 / or 3 cylinder mifold. it is foriegn i think either way if i knew what it was from or was, i could sell it
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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    It looks like a set of side draft webers off something like a MG or Sptifire. Might be a set of solex's (sp)
     
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    Look around on it for a Nissan in the casting.I had a dual setup like that that I got off of some Datsun Z car.
     
  4. BorregoK5

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    Those are Hitachi side draft carburators which came on early datsuns like the 240z. I converted a Porsche 924 over to those using a 1980 Yamaha 850 Special exhaust pipes as an intake manifold with great success. Bosh fuel injection went out on a free car when I was a kid, so.. don't ask!
     
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    "What the heck is it?"

    You got me by the nut-sack!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  6. uglychevyZZ4

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    are they good for anything? worth a darn CENT? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Well a friend and I in high school metal shop made a sheet metal intake for his VW to run those carbs .(No,Im not kidding)

    Im sure you could figure out some way to run them on yer K5 /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    i don't know what they are for but that looks like a propane regulator on the very top of the setup o rit could be a vacuum selenoid
     
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    Not likely, im thinking e-bay, but i have no idea what its off of, and what years, ill go look for numbers now ok, ill post what i find.
     
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    Cant be off a Z car. IIRC they were all 6 bangers.

    Ill have to agree w/ Grimmy. MG or Triumph. Ill look in the morn at the MG and Datsun 1600 we have at the shop. And Ill take a look at the TR7 motors dad has at the house in storage before we go to the shop. If I cant ID them from what we have that I can look at, Ill have my dad (30 plus yrs as an import mechanic) take a look at this post while were at the shop.
     
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    ok, and i saw your post in wanted section and for W.I.W : i think that sux dude had you sit on that lift then hosed you for 4wpw /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    Only the Brits could come up with a piece of work like that.
    I'm pretty sure its SU carb setup off a mid 70s or later MGB.
    The EGR valve shows its off a smog engine. I dont know what its worth. They didn't perform well. They are a nightmare to tune and keep that way.. A lot of perple just yanked them off and put on dual Webbers.
     
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    Yeah they were off a 240Z, they had dual one into three intake mainifolds for the straight six. The black tops on each one are where you add oil for the hydraulic the vaccum controlled secondaries.

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    "The 240Z was different from the open cars, sharing only its assembly plant and the sugar-scoop headlamps. Rather than the U-series overhead-cam four-cylinder used in the 2.0-liter roadster, U.S. Z cars got a lengthened version of the 510 sedan's L-series, aluminum-head engine. The 2.4-liter inline six shared bore and stroke, rods, bearings, valvetrain and a duplex chain-driven cam with the 1.8-liter four that powered the 510. With higher compression pistons, larger intake valves, more radical cam timing and a pair of Hitachi-SU sidedraft carburetors, it was rated at 150 hp at 6000 rpm, with a 7000-rpm redline."

    I used to have a Kit car based on a 240.. loved that car even more than my 510 but theres really no replacement for displkacement. The handling was fun though.

    You can buy them new too at http://www.zparts.com/ads/restoration/restore_index.html
     
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    They are fun and a novelty at best for a small displacmeent engine. There require frequent tuning and eat oil. They performed well at high rpm though but were a pain to keep balanced.
     
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    looks like the MGB stuff to me too
     

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