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by Mike Pim-Keirle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb needle profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: SU Carb needle profiles

Thanks for the information.
The V8 is on Classic Cars for Sale and also Car and Classic.
It's not cheap, but it is good!
It's Damask Red, reg no. JET291N
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb needle profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: SU Carb needle profiles

Thanks for that. Actually I think I may have answered my own question! I am now running on number 6 needles, which is what is recommended for lightly tuned engines - eg just with K&N filters. Looking at the profile which I got from following the "Tegleriser" link in an earlier response, they are ver...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb needle profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: SU Carb needle profiles

Hi Peter, Thank you for your quick and very knowledgeable reply. Unfortunately I made a mistake in my original post (now corrected). I have just removed the needle and the number stamped on them is S6, not L. I had mis-remembered, the tuner had tried L needle first, then put in the S6 ones and then,...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb needle profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

SU Carb needle profiles

Hello again everybody. Could anyone advise on which would be a suitable needle profile for a mildly up-rated 18GB engine? I had this engine re-built last year, over-bored +0.060", which gives capacity of 1865 cc I think. New standard cam fitted, standard pistons, but both head and block lightly skim...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb float needles
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: SU Carb float needles

Thanks to everyone for your helpful replies. Moss have refunded my purchase price plus a small compensation. In the meantime I have re-fitted my original float needles and so far there has been no leakage. I will keep a careful watch on them and see how things go. If they leak again perhaps I'll try...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: SU Carb float needles
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

SU Carb float needles

Has anyone else experienced problems with float needle valves? I have just fitted a pair of new needle valves from Moss. They are of the 'soft tip' type, rather than the existing metal tip type and I have replaced both needle and seat. Both carbs have refused to seal. Initially it was just the back ...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Remote Servo position
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: Remote Servo position

Hi Pete and thanks for your very informative reply. I've owned my 1965 roadster since 1985 and never thought much about fitting a servo. However, in the last few years, a couple of things have changed my mind. Firstly, I also have a Lotus Elan +2S. This had no servo when I got it 12 years ago, but w...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Remote Servo position
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Remote Servo position

I am installing a remote Lockheed type (copy) servo in my 1965 B. I have mounted it just in front of the scuttle on the near side, which I believe is the original position used by the factory for cars supplied with a servo - MGB Hive supply a kit including a purpose made bracket to fit this location...
by Mike Pim-Keirle
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Headlamp Rim fixing
Replies: 1
Views: 1992

Headlamp Rim fixing

I recently replaced the rusty headlamp bowls on my chrome bumper MGB GT V8 with plastic ones. Unfortunately I have not been able to re-fit the chrome headlamp rims since. There seems no provision to fit the clip used on original metal headlamp bowls. Does anyone have any solutions to this problem pl...