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Engine woes. ! !

ranald
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by ranald » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Hi Al, Strange. I thought they built new SU carbs to order. On their website they say "Burlen now manufacture all SU carburetters and all SU Electric and mechanical fuel pumps". I know someone who I believe had an SU HV3 from them recently. All the best, Ranald

JT7196
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Post by JT7196 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:23 pm

Hi Ranald, yes I did ask the chap at Burlen Carburettors, but there seems to be a holdup in getting some of the castings produced unfortunately.

Cheers Al

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Post by classiclife » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:01 pm

Hello Al,

I've put a couple of feelers out and had a very good response.

This one in particular may prove useful, I've not had personal dealings.

Regards.

Richard.

http://www.carbex.demon.co.uk/

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Post by JT7196 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi Richard, thanks but I’m afraid that there’s lots of parts missing, and I’m looking for one in better condition.
The pictures below are another one I spotted on e- bay, but having discussed it with the chap at Burlen
it would seem that the Venturi, is the wrong size, the one that I require should have a 1- 1/8” Venturi.
So will keep looking , but many thanks for your help .

Cheers Al

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If you look carefully, you will notice that there is a Blanking Plug missing just above the mixture adjusting Nut, also the Butterfly Spindle looks much too long, best left alone methinks !!
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by classiclife » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:38 pm

Hello Al,

I reckon it's worth contacting them, as they say:

We also hold large stocks of carburettor spares and repair kits and can offer a prompt mail order service.

You never know, they may just have what you are looking for and without a doubt people in these professions have a significant network of contacts; it's a ripple effect that quite often comes up trumps...…………………. thank goodness !!

The search is never finished, until you have finished with the search.

Regards.

Richard.

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi Richard, message sent this evening .

Cheers Al

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Sydsmith » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi Al, Not wanting to teach my granny to suck eggs, but have you read the history and technical etc on the Burlen site, a lot of useful information on how to decide which carburettor is the correct one for your engine.

It may be the HV range may well not suit, what I did learn if that the number following the first two letters eg HV refers to the chock size in half inches, so a HV4 is a HV series unit with a two inch choke.

Hope that helps. Syd

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Post by JT7196 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi Syd, thanks for that, I’m pretty certain that the chap at Burlen said that I needed an HV2, the Choke size on my existing Solex being about 1 1/8” .
I’ll certainly take a l@@k at the Burlen site just to confirm .🤔🤔


Many thanks Al 😀😀

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:44 pm

Hi, yes, just taken a look at the Burlen website, and can confirm that the model of SU that I require is definitely an HV2 AUC 296.

CheersAl 😀😀

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Phillmore » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:23 am

I'm not familiar with the Solex carb but it seems strange that an over rich mixture can't be corrected somehow. Does it use a piston and needle like the SU or is it a fixed jet? What are the mixture adjusting features?
Andy

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