[Healeys] SU HD carb - one issue found

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Sep 10 16:22:43 MDT 2017

Ouch!  New SUs ain't cheap, did you get a refund?

On 9/10/2017 8:28 AM, goldengt wrote:
> I had the same issues with the Midel SUs. See the archives. I went 
> back to my original carbs.
> Ken Freese
> 65 BJ8
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Bob England <engl at accesscomm.ca>
> Date: 9/10/17 7:27 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Subject: [Healeys] SU HD carb - one issue found
> Hello All
> Thanks to all who provided me with their thoughts on the problems 
> getting my engine to run properly.  It has been really great to be 
> able to get some thoughtful feedback on my trials and tribulations.
> I have found one item with the carbs that I thought I should pass 
> along should anyone else have the issue.  You may recall I could not 
> get the jet to come up to the level of the cab bridge – it seemed to 
> hang up 1.6mm low.  Yesterday I discovered the problem – the lever 
> that has the jet fork on one end and the mixture screw on the other is 
> too thick.  Being too thick it hits the mixture screw lobe piece, not 
> allowing the forks to rise, which holds the jets 1.6mm-1.5mm low.
> These carbs are not original carbs and obviously casting for the 
> fork/screw lever too thick.  Going to do some filing on the piece this 
> afternoon (or maybe take a dremel to it if laziness sets in).
> Still not confident this will help too much on the rich mixture or 30 
> degree timing sweet spot, but we shall see – it certainly wont hurt!
> Bob England
> ’65 BJ8

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